Our guidebook to Burlington, VT

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Our guidebook to Burlington, VT

Food Scene

Love this Neopolitan Pizza. Terrific simple green salad. Say hello to John and Leslie, the owners. http://www.pizzeriaverita.com/
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Pizzeria Verità
156 Saint Paul Street
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Love this Neopolitan Pizza. Terrific simple green salad. Say hello to John and Leslie, the owners. http://www.pizzeriaverita.com/
Low-key coffee house
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Muddy Waters
184 Main Street
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Low-key coffee house
New Williston Road location.. they have moved from Main Street but as of this writing, a new breakfast spot is planning to take over their old location. Great pastries, sandwiches, breakfast and lunch spot. Clean, fresh food. Locally owned for decades by Alison and Andrew. http://www.mirabellescafe.com/
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Mirabelles
198 Main Street
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New Williston Road location.. they have moved from Main Street but as of this writing, a new breakfast spot is planning to take over their old location. Great pastries, sandwiches, breakfast and lunch spot. Clean, fresh food. Locally owned for decades by Alison and Andrew. http://www.mirabellescafe.com/
Bar and Pub with local clientele and good bar food. Share entry and ownership with Ken's Pizza. Great outdoor seating in the season.
The Pub
71 Church St
Bar and Pub with local clientele and good bar food. Share entry and ownership with Ken's Pizza. Great outdoor seating in the season.
$1 Oysters at 4pm - 5pm and again at 10 pm. VERY GOOD! And fresh. Their menu is first rate and exemplifies all one hopes for in Fresh Vermont local produce, meats (and beer). Check for availability if you wish to reserve a table. http://henofthewood.com/
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Hen of the Wood - Burlington
55 Cherry Street
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$1 Oysters at 4pm - 5pm and again at 10 pm. VERY GOOD! And fresh. Their menu is first rate and exemplifies all one hopes for in Fresh Vermont local produce, meats (and beer). Check for availability if you wish to reserve a table. http://henofthewood.com/
Anne finds herself here frequently-- fresh food and a full meal for under $10! In the midst of the Pine Street corridor of breweries and cool stuff. http://www.newworldtortilla.com/
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New World Tortilla
696 Pine Street
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Anne finds herself here frequently-- fresh food and a full meal for under $10! In the midst of the Pine Street corridor of breweries and cool stuff. http://www.newworldtortilla.com/
Local ingredients and fresh local beer. AND just off of Church Street. http://www.farmhousetg.com/
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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
160 Bank Street
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Local ingredients and fresh local beer. AND just off of Church Street. http://www.farmhousetg.com/
We have lunch at this small noodle shop on a regular basis. http://asiananoodleshop.com/
Asiana Noodle Shop
88 Church Street
We have lunch at this small noodle shop on a regular basis. http://asiananoodleshop.com/
Wait in line for brunch with the locals. http://www.pennycluse.com/
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Penny Cluse Cafe
169 Cherry Street
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Wait in line for brunch with the locals. http://www.pennycluse.com/
Dozens of Micro-Brews on tap, good pizza, close location around the corner at Church and Main St. and live music.. Ask for Jabu behind the bar! http://manhattanpizzaandpubvt.com/
Manhattan Pizza & Pub
167 Main St
Dozens of Micro-Brews on tap, good pizza, close location around the corner at Church and Main St. and live music.. Ask for Jabu behind the bar! http://manhattanpizzaandpubvt.com/
Great Wood Fired Pizza adjacent to Fiddlehead Brewery. Order you food, and pop next door to buy your growler. Perfect combination for dinner. Shelburne location and now in Burly behind City Market. http://www.folinopizza.com/
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Folino's Wood Fired Pizza
6305 Shelburne Road
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Great Wood Fired Pizza adjacent to Fiddlehead Brewery. Order you food, and pop next door to buy your growler. Perfect combination for dinner. Shelburne location and now in Burly behind City Market. http://www.folinopizza.com/
Good pizza, great food good vibe, lovely setting on the Winooski River. Located in a converted warehouse in Winooski, the "Brooklyn" of Burlington. Some live music and owner David is the consummate host. http://www.waterworksvt.com/
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Waterworks Food + Drink
20 Winooski Falls Way
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Good pizza, great food good vibe, lovely setting on the Winooski River. Located in a converted warehouse in Winooski, the "Brooklyn" of Burlington. Some live music and owner David is the consummate host. http://www.waterworksvt.com/
Comfort Food! Main St Winooski http://ourhousebistro.com/
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Our House Bistro
36 Main Street
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Comfort Food! Main St Winooski http://ourhousebistro.com/
Open long hours. Famous for their breakfast sandwiches. Generous sandwiches at reasonable prices. Owner Mike is always friendly and working behind the counter. Main St in Burlington. http://kountrykartdeli.com/
Kountry Kart Deli
155 Main Street
Open long hours. Famous for their breakfast sandwiches. Generous sandwiches at reasonable prices. Owner Mike is always friendly and working behind the counter. Main St in Burlington. http://kountrykartdeli.com/
Every Saturday all Summer Long-has moved to Pine St while City Hall Park is being upgraded. Stock up on fresh local produce, Vermont products and handicrafts.
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Burlington Farmers Market
Saint Paul Street
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Every Saturday all Summer Long-has moved to Pine St while City Hall Park is being upgraded. Stock up on fresh local produce, Vermont products and handicrafts.
Precious little place that serves brunch all day and night. Across from City Hall.
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Monarch and the Milkweed
111 St Paul St
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Precious little place that serves brunch all day and night. Across from City Hall.
https://www.honeyroadrestaurant.com/ New restaurant on Church and Main Streets, just one block north.
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Honey Road
156 Church St
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https://www.honeyroadrestaurant.com/ New restaurant on Church and Main Streets, just one block north.
Closed at this location and IS MOVING TO ESSEX JUNCTION. https://www.theswinginpinwheel.com/ love this adorable, second floor breakfast and lunch spot located to the right of The Daily Planet. Western theme with unique dishes and beautiful pastries.
The Swingin' Pinwheel
11 Center St
Closed at this location and IS MOVING TO ESSEX JUNCTION. https://www.theswinginpinwheel.com/ love this adorable, second floor breakfast and lunch spot located to the right of The Daily Planet. Western theme with unique dishes and beautiful pastries.
fantastic coffee
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Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee
126 College St
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fantastic coffee
Second location in downtown Burlington, closer than their original Shelburne restaurant, but still adjacent to fresh local beer.
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Folino's Wood Fired Pizza
71 S Union St
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Second location in downtown Burlington, closer than their original Shelburne restaurant, but still adjacent to fresh local beer.
https://www.pizza44vt.com/ Shares space with Queen City Brewery
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Pizza 44
703 Pine St
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https://www.pizza44vt.com/ Shares space with Queen City Brewery
Late hours. Sandwiches and breakfast. Staple for many. https://kountrykartdeli.com/
Kountry Kart Deli
155 Main Street
Late hours. Sandwiches and breakfast. Staple for many. https://kountrykartdeli.com/
Wonderful bakery in a cool warehouse setting. Walking distance from BNB. https://augustfirstvt.com/
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August First
149 South Champlain Street
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Wonderful bakery in a cool warehouse setting. Walking distance from BNB. https://augustfirstvt.com/
Wood-fired ‘craft’ pizza
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Pizzeria Ida
662 Riverside Ave
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Wood-fired ‘craft’ pizza

Drinks & Nightlife

Live Music Venue. http://liveatnectars.com/
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Nectar's
188 Main Street
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Live Music Venue. http://liveatnectars.com/
Dance Club, mostly DJ's. Anne actually started this club in 1992, but it was totally different back then! http://clubmetronome.com/
Club Metronome
188 Main St
Dance Club, mostly DJ's. Anne actually started this club in 1992, but it was totally different back then! http://clubmetronome.com/
Brewery with tours http://switchbackvt.com/
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Switchback Brewing Co.
160 Flynn Avenue
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Brewery with tours http://switchbackvt.com/
Brewery with tap room along Pine Street http://www.queencitybrewery.com/
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Queen City Brewery
703 Pine Street
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Brewery with tap room along Pine Street http://www.queencitybrewery.com/
Gorgeous brewery, worth the visit. Located on the burgeoning cool Pine Street area. http://www.zerogravitybeer.com/
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Zero Gravity Brewery
716 Pine St
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Gorgeous brewery, worth the visit. Located on the burgeoning cool Pine Street area. http://www.zerogravitybeer.com/
The Original Burlington Brew Pub started by the late, great Greg Noonan, originator of the Vermont Brewer's Association. http://www.vermontbrewery.com/
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The Vermont Pub & Brewery
144 College Street
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The Original Burlington Brew Pub started by the late, great Greg Noonan, originator of the Vermont Brewer's Association. http://www.vermontbrewery.com/
Food here is actually good and portions are generous. Order a Guiness - they keep their tap lines clean. Also, RiRa's has a big outdoor seating area on Church Street for terrific people watching. Whiskey Room is adjacent. https://www.rira.com/burlington/
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Rí Rá Irish Pub
123 Church Street
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Food here is actually good and portions are generous. Order a Guiness - they keep their tap lines clean. Also, RiRa's has a big outdoor seating area on Church Street for terrific people watching. Whiskey Room is adjacent. https://www.rira.com/burlington/
Adjacent to Folino's Pizza on Route 7 in Shelburne. Buy a growler to go and enjoy with your pizza! Also, across from Shelburne Winery. http://www.fiddleheadbrewing.com/
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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
6305 Shelburne Rd
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Adjacent to Folino's Pizza on Route 7 in Shelburne. Buy a growler to go and enjoy with your pizza! Also, across from Shelburne Winery. http://www.fiddleheadbrewing.com/
GREAT cider joint on Pine Street. Bar food available. Walkable from this Air BnB. Not a brewery, but 'cidery' was not an option for categorization. http://www.citizencider.com/
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Citizen Cider
316 Pine Street
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GREAT cider joint on Pine Street. Bar food available. Walkable from this Air BnB. Not a brewery, but 'cidery' was not an option for categorization. http://www.citizencider.com/
Burlington Beer Company is actually located in Williston. Very cool tap room in a warehouse setting on Flynn Avenue, between Oakledge Park and the South End Food Coop. Next door to Switchback! https://www.burlingtonbeercompany.com/
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Burlington Beer Company
25 Omega Dr
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Burlington Beer Company is actually located in Williston. Very cool tap room in a warehouse setting on Flynn Avenue, between Oakledge Park and the South End Food Coop. Next door to Switchback! https://www.burlingtonbeercompany.com/
Extremely popular, long running Winooski restaurant. Open for breakfast and lunch only. http://www.sneakersbistro.com/
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Sneakers Bistro
28 Main Street
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Extremely popular, long running Winooski restaurant. Open for breakfast and lunch only. http://www.sneakersbistro.com/
A Vermont original- back in the day, Magic Hat was one of only 3 or so 'mirco' breweries in VT. Great spot to tour and buy cool merchandise. Completely festive environment created by our dear friend and fun impresario, Alan Newman. http://www.magichat.net/
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Magic Hat Brewing Company
5 Bartlett Bay Road
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A Vermont original- back in the day, Magic Hat was one of only 3 or so 'mirco' breweries in VT. Great spot to tour and buy cool merchandise. Completely festive environment created by our dear friend and fun impresario, Alan Newman. http://www.magichat.net/
Close to lake and great beer. Cool warehouse space and seating outside.
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Foam Brewers - Burlington Waterfront
112 Lake St
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Close to lake and great beer. Cool warehouse space and seating outside.
We absolutely recommend this new wine bar located in an historic warehouse on Pine Street. Wonderful atmosphere, great wines and food, plus a shop for wine and food for carry out. High quality and worth the visit. Wines by the bottle in the wine bar are priced with affordability in mind. http://dedaluswine.com
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Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar
388 Pine Street
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We absolutely recommend this new wine bar located in an historic warehouse on Pine Street. Wonderful atmosphere, great wines and food, plus a shop for wine and food for carry out. High quality and worth the visit. Wines by the bottle in the wine bar are priced with affordability in mind. http://dedaluswine.com
Top Secret Bar. Everything $5. Good luck finding it, as they don't advertise or have a sign. Located on the alley behind Red Square.
Lincolns
Top Secret Bar. Everything $5. Good luck finding it, as they don't advertise or have a sign. Located on the alley behind Red Square.
Sip of Sunshine +++++ Check it out!
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Lawson’s Finest Liquids
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Sip of Sunshine +++++ Check it out!
Heady Topper, what CAN we say?
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The Alchemist Stowe
100 Cottage Club Road
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Heady Topper, what CAN we say?
Back of the warehouse kinda of low-key, highly stylized brewery. Serves food too!
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Burlington Beer Company
25 Omega Dr
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Back of the warehouse kinda of low-key, highly stylized brewery. Serves food too!
Music venue in S. Burlington with regional and national talent.
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Higher Ground
1214 Williston Road
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Music venue in S. Burlington with regional and national talent.
Live Music Venue with Food. Now owned by Magic Hat founder Alan Newman. Very large deck and great food.
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ArtsRiot
400 Pine Street
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Live Music Venue with Food. Now owned by Magic Hat founder Alan Newman. Very large deck and great food.

Arts & Culture

University of Vermont's art museum.
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Fleming Museum of Art
61 Colchester Ave
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University of Vermont's art museum.
Terrific museum of Americana artifacts founded by Elektra Webb, of the Shelburne Farms Webbs.
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Shelburne Museum
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Terrific museum of Americana artifacts founded by Elektra Webb, of the Shelburne Farms Webbs.
City Sponsored art gallery in a converted firehouse.
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Burlington City Arts @ The BCA Center
135 Church Street
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City Sponsored art gallery in a converted firehouse.
Downtown Library
Fletcher Free Library
235 College Street
Downtown Library

Entertainment & Activities

Only downtown movie theater. Day showings are a secret bargain! http://merrilltheatres.net/showtimes.html
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Merrill's Roxy Cinema
222 College Street
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Only downtown movie theater. Day showings are a secret bargain! http://merrilltheatres.net/showtimes.html

Essentials

Downtown grocery store, but has EVERYTHING one could need: great wines, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, beer, sandwich bar, meats and produce. Heady Topper and a generous local beer section. Toiletries and other essentials.
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City Market/Onion River Co-op
82 South Winooski Avenue
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Downtown grocery store, but has EVERYTHING one could need: great wines, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, beer, sandwich bar, meats and produce. Heady Topper and a generous local beer section. Toiletries and other essentials.
Second, South End location for City Market. Plenty of parking and the same fabulous selection of local, fresh goods and produce. Stellar beer cooler.
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City Market Onion River Co-op
207 Flynn Ave
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Second, South End location for City Market. Plenty of parking and the same fabulous selection of local, fresh goods and produce. Stellar beer cooler.
Laundry near our building 72 King Street- west of our building, down King towards the lake.
King Street Laundry
72 King Street
Laundry near our building 72 King Street- west of our building, down King towards the lake.
Downtown Hardware Store. No need to drive. Right by City Hall Park!
City Hardware
156 College Street
Downtown Hardware Store. No need to drive. Right by City Hall Park!

Parks & Nature

Biking, hiking, walking, skiing & fresh air.
If walking, stay to the right! Bike path that lines the shores of Lake Champlain. http://www.btvbikepath.com/rehabilitation.asp
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Bike Path
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If walking, stay to the right! Bike path that lines the shores of Lake Champlain. http://www.btvbikepath.com/rehabilitation.asp
Short hike to stunning panoramic views of The Lake Champlain Valley, Green Mountains and Adirondacks. Pack a lunch and picnic on top and if you must, drive up the access road (for a fee) and enjoy the views, maybe the sunset.
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Mount Philo
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Short hike to stunning panoramic views of The Lake Champlain Valley, Green Mountains and Adirondacks. Pack a lunch and picnic on top and if you must, drive up the access road (for a fee) and enjoy the views, maybe the sunset.
Spectacular Champlain Valley views of Vermont, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Relatively easy hike and only about 45 min from Burlington, down Route 7.
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Snake Mountain
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Spectacular Champlain Valley views of Vermont, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Relatively easy hike and only about 45 min from Burlington, down Route 7.
Bike Rentals on lower Main St. Outdoor Gear equipment.
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Skirack
85 Main Street
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Bike Rentals on lower Main St. Outdoor Gear equipment.
Wonderful area for walking, biking and X-Country skiing. Adjacent to The Intervale.
Ethan Allen Homestead
Wonderful area for walking, biking and X-Country skiing. Adjacent to The Intervale.
Bike Rentals on lower Main St, walkable to BNB.
North Star Sports
100 Main St
Bike Rentals on lower Main St, walkable to BNB.
https://www.localmotion.org/bikevermont Bicycle trip planning resource
Local Motion Bike Rentals
1 Steele Street
https://www.localmotion.org/bikevermont Bicycle trip planning resource
https://www.lvrt.org/ Nice long rail trail, with beer stops along the way.
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Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
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https://www.lvrt.org/ Nice long rail trail, with beer stops along the way.
Really fun bike trip north up Burlington Bike Path.  https://colchestervt.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Causeway-Park-6
Causeway Road
Really fun bike trip north up Burlington Bike Path.  https://colchestervt.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Causeway-Park-6

Sightseeing

Best place during the Summer for a lavish dinner on Lake Champlain. Arrive early and get a drink at sunset. Also open for breakfast and allows one to walk the property. http://www.shelburnefarms.org/
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Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
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Best place during the Summer for a lavish dinner on Lake Champlain. Arrive early and get a drink at sunset. Also open for breakfast and allows one to walk the property. http://www.shelburnefarms.org/
If you want to see Lake Champlain and get a sense of its history, then try an Ethan Allen Cruise. http://www.soea.com/
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Spirit of Ethan Allen
1 College Street
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If you want to see Lake Champlain and get a sense of its history, then try an Ethan Allen Cruise. http://www.soea.com/
Take the Champlain Ferry from Charlotte, VT (park car of VT side) and venture across Lake Champlain to this adorable town on the NY side. Essex Inn has great food. Or drinks at The Old Dock.
Essex
Take the Champlain Ferry from Charlotte, VT (park car of VT side) and venture across Lake Champlain to this adorable town on the NY side. Essex Inn has great food. Or drinks at The Old Dock.
Church Street Marketplace-- pedestrian mall with shopping bars, restaurants and a great scene at night. Only a couple of blocks away! Idle away the hours, people watch, eat and drink.
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Church Street Marketplace
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Church Street Marketplace-- pedestrian mall with shopping bars, restaurants and a great scene at night. Only a couple of blocks away! Idle away the hours, people watch, eat and drink.