Bike Rentals

Ski Rack – 85 Main St. – (800) 882-4530

Old Spokes Home – 322 N Winooski Ave  – (802) 863-4475

Local Motion  – 1 Steele St  – (802) 861-2700

Waterfront Bike Paths, Boating & Beaches

Burlington Boathouse and Waterfront – The Boathouse operates a restaurant called Splash.  The Lake Chaplain Maritime Museum is next door.

Bike Paths – Bike straight down Maple Street to join the Burlington Bike Path.  Head north to join the Island Line Trail.  Head south for Oakledge Park.

North Beach – Bike, jog or drive to Burlington’s sandiest beach.

Oakledge Park – Rockier but larger waterfront park.

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center – Youth and adult sailing, canoe and kayak instruction and rental.

Whistling Man Schooner – Offers daily sailing cruises as well as half day and full day private charters from May- October. Departing from the Burlington Community Boathouse at the bottom of College Street.

Spirit of Ethan Allen III – Excursion Cruises from Burlington Waterfront on lake’s largest pleasure/excursion craft.

Church Street

Church Street Marketplace is a 5-10 minute walk from 254 S. Union. Spanning four, pedestrian-friendly blocks in the middle of Burlington’s historic downtown, the Market hosts street vendors, local artisanal  shops, restaurants, and bars with live music.  Also nearby:

Arts and Events

ArtsRiot – Art space on nearby Pine Street hosting culinary, visual and performance art.

The Intervale – A nonprofit focused on community land use and sustainable food systems hosts Summervale and Winter event series.


Golf Course listings

Burlington Country Club – Closest club is about 3 blocks away.


Vermont City Marathon – Registration details, relay event, and course information.

Vermont Runner’s Event Listings


Within a 30 minute drive: Cochran’sBolton Valley

About one hour away: Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, Sugarbush

Under two hours away: Killington, Jay Peak

Snow Reports at Ski Vermont

Museums and Tours

Burlington Civil War Places Self-Guided Walking Tour – Created by the Vermont Humanities Council, with research by historian Howard Coffin, and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory– 1401 Rte 100, Waterbury – 802-882-1240

Shelburne Museum – Visit the eclectic collection of a Vanderbilt heiress, who salvaged historically relevant houses, a lighthouse, a covered bridge and other 18th and 19th century items, and moved them to land surrounding the family’s country estate. U.S. Rte 7, Shelburne 05482 – 802-985-3346

Shelburne Farms – Cornelius Vanderbilt’s granddaughter created this model agricultural estate, which survives today as a 1400-acre working farm and school, producing excellent cheese, dairy, bread and meats.  Visit for breakfast or dinner, tour the buildings, walk the gardens, and meet the animals.  1611 Harbor Rd Shelburne 05482 – 802-985-8498

Vermont Teddy Bear Company – 6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne – 802-985-3001


Apple Picking and Hikes

Shelburne Orchards – Sour cherries in summer, apples, peaches, pears, cider donuts and hayrides in autumn.  Scenic drive through Shelburne to see fall foliage.

Sam Mazza’s Farm –  Great for kids.

Shelburne Farms – Produces meat, dairy and bread.

Mt. Philo – Nearby family-friendly hike.

Camel’s Hump and Mt. Mansfield offer more advanced hikes up steeper mountains.



Burlington YMCA – Lap pool, treadmills, weight room.

Core Studio – Barre classes and pilates.