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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Skateland Vermont

    For an exciting, blast-to-the-past, fun-filled afternoon that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages, strap on some skates at Skateland Vermont! Take a few laps around the indoor roller skate rink, enjoy the state-of-the art light show and music, and take a break at their delicious snack bar. Feeling a little wobbly on […]

  • Colchester Paintball

    If you are looking for a high intensity, outdoors, unforgettable experience, then Colchester Paintball is the place to go! Colchester Paintball is Northern Vermont’s premier paintball field and offers a fun and safe environment for players of all abilities. They offer ten different fields including speedball, Christmas tree fields, forts, and wooded areas. Only a […]