Burlington is the heart and soul of Vermont, it's largest city, and the very pulse by which the state operates on a financial, educational and cultural level. It is the headquarters for navigation on Lake Champlain, and it's airport is the main terminal for US-Canadian transport.
Historic Church Street is home to a 4-block pedestrian mall (Church Street Marketplace) where live street entertainment and eateries enhance the senses.
There's bundles of things to see here. A dinner-theater cruise on Lake Champlain's Spirit of Ethan Allan II is a great place to start. A visit to Vermont Wildflower Farm is thrilling as well. Ethan Allan Homestead, Ethan Allan Park, and Robert Hull Fleming Museum are other points of interest.
Magnificent Lake Champlain offers a plethora of aquatic activities. Extending for 108 miles with a waistline of 12-miles, it offers boundless opportunities for fun. The mountains are also close by with year-round activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
In summer, a dip in the cool lake waters offers an escape from the heat of the day. Boating, sailing and fishing are also favorites. The fun doesn't end there, but continues on with a long list of pleasures including scuba diving, sail boarding, water skiing, and relaxing cruises and charters on the lake.
Spring and summer bring out bikers, hikers, and campers, as well as golfers who have a wide choice of greens. In-line skaters find their way to the parks. Horseback riders take lazy trots on tree-lined paths. For those who like to dangle in mid-air, ballooning and skydiving offer a perfect pastime.
In fall and winter, ice-fishing, sleigh rides and skiing play a big role here. But, one of the most beloved activities is observing nature's spectacular display of fall color.
Beautiful Burlington is located on the east bank of Lake Champlain in the Green Mountain State.