As Vermont’s largest city, the home to the state’s oldest newspaper
and university and an assortment of industries and attractions,
Burlington has a number of interesting activities to pursue.
What to Do in Burlington:
Church Street Marketplace-from shopping and
restaurant, galleries and café’s to vendors
and street entertainers, this area has plenty to keep you
entertained. The stores and eateries are located in Art
Deco/ 19th Century building designed by Peter Banner in
Basin Harbor Club-Located on Lake Champlain, the
700 acre resort has golf, tennis, children’s programs,
nature and walking trails, bird watching, gardens and water
sports. Also available are rental cottages and guest rooms
as well as casual and fine dining.
Craftsbury Chamber Players- stringed instruments,
woodwinds, and vocal entertainment can be heard on Wednesday
and Thursdays during July and August.
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center- Spend
some time here for hands-on exhibits, multimedia presentations,
live animal feedings and demonstrations, and viewing 70
species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles.
Lake Champlain Shipwrecks- For a truly different
vacation highlight, book your place on the Lake Champlain
Cruise. After boarding the ship you will be transferred
to a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and travel above an
1880’s Shipwreck. You will be able to have an in depth
look via a video on the ROV.
North Ramp Aviation- Get a bird’s eye view
of Lake Champlain, the Valley, and surrounding areas when
you take a guided tour on the 4 seat Cessnas Reservations
Robert Hull Fleming Museum- Located on the campus
of the University of Vermont, this museum has an impressive
collection of art and artifacts from around the world.
Spirit of Ethan Allen III- a luxury cruise ship on
beautiful Lake Champlain; you can select from an assortment
of thematic and scenic cruises.
Lake Champlain Chocolates- Watch (then be
sure to sample) the delicious chocolates being made. Don’t
forget to visit the gift shop so you can take some of the
goodness home with you!
Ethan Allen Homestead- known as a frontiersmen, surveyor,
military leader and prisoner of war, Ethan Allen is a renowned
American. Here you can tour his last home, including the
kitchens and hayfield.
Ethan Allen Park- A quiet place to stare off in the
distance at the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain as you enjoy
a picnic lunch.
Photo Credits: University of Vermont in
Burlington by Rachael Voorhees; Lakefront statue and boats
on lake byTim Plante;