About Burlington

Burlington Attractions

The university campus is a 10-minute walk from downtown Burlington. Burlington and the Lake Champlain Region offer the Green Mountain State’s largest and most varied assortment of attractions. In the heart of downtown is the historic Church Street Marketplace, eight pedestrian-only cobblestoned blocks filled with shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and historic architecture. In April 1997, Burlington received the "Great American Main Street Award" from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The award honors efforts to revitalize downtowns. Burlington has also been ranked as one of the "hippest arts towns in America" by John Villani in his book The 100 Best Small Art Towns, 1997.

Outdoor Recreational Opportunities

Lake Champlain provides miles of beautiful shoreline. State and local parks, forests and major recreation areas are readily accessible within 25 miles.

Summer Activities available include:

Hiking/camping
Horseback riding
Movie outings
Cycling
Boating and sailing
Fishing
Swimming
Water skiing
Sail boarding
Lake cruises
In-line skating 
Golf courses - 9 and 18 hole