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  • Sharp Park

    Sharp Park is a 101 acre ecological preserve located around Cobble Hill in southern Milton, Vermont, ten miles north of Burlington. Cobble Hill is a manadnock (hump) of rock approximately 900 feet above sea level with great views in all directions. Six acres of the Park are planted in Christmas trees. This Christmas tree farm […]

  • PaddleSurf Champlain

    Experience the fun and freedom of Stand Up Paddleboarding — SUP — on the Northeast’s premier mountain lake. What’s better than taking in the spectacular Lake Champlain sunsets, gliding past lush and colorful shoreline, enjoying Green Mountain and Adirondack vistas, all while taking part in a growing new sport rooted in the Hawaiian spirit of […]

  • Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School

    Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School focuses on climbing and mountain-related education and recreation, accessible to all ages and abilities. They offer premium instruction and services through experience-based education, uncompromising attention to safety and customer satisfaction, and an inspiring atmosphere for families and friends to gather for challenge and fun. Petra Cliffs offers a […]

  • Leddy Beach

    Leddy Park Beach, located in the New North End, is Burlington’s largest park with over 1,800 feet or lake front which includes a sandy beach and plenty of room and amenities to make for the perfect afternoon picnic spot. Also be sure to take advantage of their four lighted tennis courts, five soccer fields, basketball […]

  • North Beach & Camp Ground

    North Beach is located at the end of Institute Road off of North Avenue, just past Burlington High School and right off the Burlington Bike Path. Open May 1 through Labor Day: $5 per vehicle daily parking fee ($8 for non-residents) between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Amenities at North Beach include a grassy picnic […]

  • Oakledge Park

    Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Champlain and a range of outdoor activities at Oakledge Park! Located at Burlington’s southern border, Oakledge Park comprises 2400 feet of waterfront – representing the perfect sandy beach for swimming only a short drive or bike ride from downtown Burlington. After a refreshing swim in the lake, play a […]

  • Bluebird Barbecue

    Enjoy a delectable BBQ dinner at Bluebird Barbecue where all the meats are smoked on the premises and the fries are hand cut. Savor their famous house sauces – everything from bourbon glazes, to traditional Texas and Carolina style sauces, to regionally inspired Maple barbecue mop – while sipping refreshing a locally brewed craft beer or cider, 10 […]

  • Leddy Park Arena

    The Leddy Park Arena is always bustling with excitement. Open almost year round (closed for five weeks in May/June for maintenance and repairs), they offer something for nearly everyone. Whether your interests are figure skating, hockey, broomball or just skating with friends during public skating sessions, you are sure to find a great deal of […]

  • Cairns Ice Skating Arena

    The Cairns Ice Skating Arena, located in South Burlington, is the home of St. Michael’s College Ice Hockey and boasts two NHL sized hockey rinks with seating for a total of 1,000 spectators combined. Cairns offers public skating five days a week, a variety of kids hockey camps throughout the summer, and skating lessons. Grab […]

  • Essex Speedway & Action Center

    Experience a thrill like no other! Speed-lovers, be prepared for one of newest attractions in the Burlington area – electric indoor go-karting! This attractive, upscale facility has the latest technology to make sure your experience is second to none. With over 40,000 square feet of climate controlled indoor racing, the tracks are ready to offer […]

  • Pizza Putt

    Vermonters are known for their affinity for outdoor activities, but where do they go for fun when the weather turns sour? Pizza Putt! Go to Pizza Putt for a fun-filled day of indoor activities that all members of the family can enjoy – everything from Vermont’s largest indoor soft play structure, a 9-hole mini golf […]

  • The Spot

    For a West Coast vibe in a New England town, you have to check out The Spot! They serve up Hawaiian inspired food in a converted gas station decorated to really give if that laid-back, surfer feel. Local favorites include the Huevos Rancheros for breakfast and the Peahi fish tacos for lunch. Even though the […]

  • Northern Lights Rock and Ice Climbing

    For an unforgettable outdoor filled with excitement no matter the weather, you got to check out Northern Lights Rock and Ice Climbing. They offer ziplining, rappelling, rock climbing walls, ice climbing during the colder months, and a variety of other exciting, outdoor activities. Their newest addition – the giant swing – is something no adrenalin […]

  • Shelburne Museum

    Founded by pioneering collector Electra Havemeyer Webb in 1947, the Shelburne Museum today boasts a collection of over 150,000 works in 38 buildings located on 45 acres of land in Shelburne, to the south of Burlington. Spend a day wandering the beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens of the Shelburne Museum all the while discovering what […]

  • Shelburne Farms

    Located right on the shore of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability that offers visitors the opportunity to explore their 1,400 acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Take a hike along their 10 miles of walking trails, bring the kids to the Children’s Farmyard where they can meet […]

  • Snow Farm Winery Concerts

    Catch a free concert at Snow Farm Winery, located in South Hero, VT, north of Burlington. Every Thursday from June to September, free concerts of all types of music – everything from bluegrass to classic rock to Mozart — are held at the vineyard, known as the Music in the Vineyard Summer Concert Series, the […]

  • Mt. Philo State Park

    This 168-acre park located right on the top of Mt. Philo was created in 1924, making it Vermont’s oldest state park. Hike to the top and take in the spectacular views of the Lake Champlain Valley and the ancient Adirondack Mountain range. This park is a great place to go camping; hot showers and flush […]

  • Snake Mountain

    Snake Mountain is a great hiking location just south of Addison Four Corners off of Route 2 A in Addison, Vermont about 24 miles south of Burlington. It is about 800 feet vertical and offers spectacular views of the Champlain Valley westward across Lake Champlain to the Adirondack Mountains. This property is now owned by […]

  • Champlain Lanes

    Champlain Lanes is a 16-lane bowling alley that caters to bowlers of all ages and playing abilities. Enjoy the old-school atmosphere, complete with jukebox, full bar, and arcade. Don’t miss their cosmic bowling nights every Friday and Saturday night for a heightened bowling experience accompanied by music, laser lights, games, and color pin bowling! Champlain […]

  • South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates

    Located in Burlington’s trendy South End district, the South End Kitchen at Lake Champlain Chocolates serves up freshly baked pastries and specialty donuts and offers a delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menu, making for the perfect venue for a family dinner. Of course it is also the perfect place to indulge in some Lake […]

  • Burlington College

    One of four colleges in the Burlington area, Burlington College is the smallest, with an undergraduate population under 250, a number it boasts proudly as Burlington College is dedicated to individualized learning and academic freedom. Burlington College was founded in 1972 and purchased the land and campus it now occupies in 2011. From their historic […]

  • Saint Michaels College

    St. Michael’s College, colloquially known as St. Mike’s, is a Catholic Liberal Arts college that occupies an absolutely stunning campus just outside Burlington in Colchester, Vermont. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund, a Catholic religious order known for its commitment to social justice and education, St. Mike’s houses its 2,000 students on […]

  • Lake Monsters Baseball

    When visiting Burlington in the summer time, be sure to catch a baseball game at Centennial Field on the University of Vermont campus and cheer on the local team, the Vermont Lake Monsters! Named in honor of Champ, the beloved monster that is said to inhabit Lake Champlain, the Lake Monsters are a minor league […]

  • Parafly Paragliding

    Parafly Paragliding is located at Sharp Park (Cobble Hill), 204 Cobble Hill Road in Milton, 10 miles north of Burlington. It is the only paragliding training facility in Vermont. They supply all necessary equipment for lessons including the paraglider, harness and helmet and a radio for instruction. Rick Sharp and Ruth Masters have been teaching […]

  • Colchester Causeway

    Float along Lake Champlain on your bike along the Colchester Causeway Park and Recreation Path. This causeway once belonged to the Island Line railroad, built in 1901, which connected Burlington to points west such as Chicago, but has since been converted into a bicycle and recreation path that can be used free of charge. Take […]

  • Neighborhood Market

    Treat yourself to some Slavic inspired lunches and dishes from this Russian-owned diner and market. Stop by for their famous beet burger and truffle fries and choose from their selection of refreshing and exotic flavored sodas – everything from pear to tarragon! While you’re there, pick up some traditionally crafted cheeses and cured meats that you won’t find […]

  • The Little Red Kitchen

    This charming deli provides high-quality comfort food for those in search of meals with a homey touch. With a passion for food and a life spent cooking it, Chef Kathy offers a traditional American menu full of savory sandwiches and classic desserts. Try their Panini sandwiches and enjoy chatting with the chef!

  • Kampus Kitchen

    The aptly named Kampus Kitchen, located right next to the University of Vermont campus, specializes in affordable yet healthily delicious classic lunch fare. Kampus Kitchen is a great place to grab a sandwich, soup, salad, or, for the early birds, an egg mcmuffin, while checking out UVM or simply wandering the streets of Burlington. You […]

  • Bagel Café and Deli

    Located in Burlington’s New North End, enjoy one of fourteen specialty flavored bagels at Bagel Café and Deli. Also be sure to check out their innovative sandwiches and in-house baked goods for breakfast, lunch, and dessert! The Bagel Café and Deli is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat or to hang out with […]

  • The Pine Street Deli

    At this corner store and deli, stop by for a quick, freshly made, delicious sandwich or delight in one of their Greek inspired specials – from gyros to baklava. The Pine Street Deli is also a great place to get those Vermont classics: locally brewed Heady Topper, creemees, or a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. […]

  • Chef’s Corner South End

    Serving up breakfast, brunch, and lunch seven days a week – as well as freshly baked cakes, pastries, and desserts —  this International style café is sure to please. Drop by and try out a variety of mouth-watering breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, and specialty paninis. You will not want to miss one of their delectable […]

  • Lawson's Finest

    This small Warren, VT based brewery makes small batches of craft beers which they distribute to various areas of Vermont in kegs, bottles, and cans.  They have a partnership with Two Roads Brewing and that’s actually where they brew their flagship beer: Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA. This flowery and fruity craft beer will […]

  • Covered Bridge Craft Brewery

    Opening in July 2012, Covered Bridge Craft Brewery is determined to make high quality beer even if it means releasing them in small batches. Currently they are focusing on producing Lucky Me which is their flagship brew. They even have an onsite tasting room.

  • Crop Bistro and Brewery

    At their easily accessible location in Stowe, VT, the Crop Bistro and Brewery specializes in a delicious fresh array of foods and beers. They believe simple, fresh and high quality ingredients leads to the best yield. Brew master Will Gilson is working hard to keep devising new lagers and ales every day.

  • Bobcat Café and Brewery

    The Bobcat Café and Brewery first opened thanks to the support from their community; now they try and return the favor through the excellent comfort food they serve and their dedication to their regulars. The brew master uses only high quality ingredients and puts a lot of care into his product. Since 2002, The Bobcat […]

  • Backacre Beermakers

    Backacre Beermakers is a very small brewery that is currently focused on producing one beer, Backacre sour golden ale. The people at Backacre like to use the word brewery loosely as they consider themselves to potentially be the first “blendery” of its kind in the United States. They work with nearby brewers to make unfermented […]

  • 14th Star Brewing

    While relatively new to the Vermont craft brewery scene 14th Star Brewing still understands the culture of which they are a part. This is why they strive to maintain the attention to detail they give to all of their beers and continue to deliver excellent beers such as their flagship beer Valore Ale.  A portion […]

  • The Alchemist

    The Alchemist is a small family run brewery that specializes in brewing one of the world’s most highly regarded beers: Heady Topper. Beeradvocate.com even gives this beer a 97/100 putting it at number one on its list of top beers. One sip and you will taste the hops that make The Alchemist’s flagship beer so […]

  • Drop-In Brewing Company

    Drop-In Brewing Company produces many different styles of craft beers that really show off the experience of owner Steve Parkes. Steve studied brewing science at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University and the flavors in his beer show it. The brewery is also home to the American Brewers Guild where they teach people the art of brewing and […]

  • Fiddlehead Brewing Company

    Fiddlehead Brewing Company is a small brewery that specializes in producing its flagship Fiddlehead IPA, however onsite in their taproom you can find a little larger selection of seasonally brewed drafts. Brew master Mathew Cohen continually strives to create the perfect brew with the full depth of flavor people have come to know and love […]

  • Kingdom Brewing

    This Northeast Kingdom based brewery currently doesn’t bottle anything but are looking to expand soon. However you can find a wide variety of their selections on tap in many Vermont restaurants as well as at their onsite location.

  • Hill Farmstead Brewery

    Hill Farmstead Brewery implements its rich 220 year history in all its craft beers. In each drop you can taste delicious high quality ingredients that they use in all of their beverages.  They welcome people to join them in their onsite tap room. They always have a large variety of seasonal selections that will delight […]

  • Foley Brothers Brewing

    Foley Brothers Brewing is a small family run brewery. They are very popular and produce a variety of seasonal selections of craft beers. You can check them out at their location in Brandon, VT.

  • Harpoon Brewery

    Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 by three friends just wanting to make beer that they really enjoyed. Now they have two brewing locations: one in Boston and one in beautiful Windsor, VT. This employee owned company continues to produce carefully made craft beers. They strive to be a community friendly business and take pride […]

  • Boyden Valley Winery

    This charming, family-run winery in Cambridge offers a variety of delicious wines and crème liqueurs. Indulge in a tour and gourmet tasting, pairing custom beverages such as the Big Barn Red (a strong red made with Frontenac grapes) with rich French cheeses and chocolates. For the adventurous, you can even call either Vermont Canoe and […]