Five things to do in Burlington, Vermont

Visiting the college town and craft beer haven has been on my to do list for a long time. Having a sister at UVM is what finally made it happen. I fell almost instantly for the pedestrian friendly streets filled with adorable shops and delicious looking restaurants. Coming at peak foliage time only made the area more beautiful, if a bit more crowded. So, if you find yourself heading here for a weekend, some ideas for things you shouldn’t miss!

  1. Wander around the church street shopping area. Tons of outdoor shops, coffee shops and tempting restaurants. All set up on a perfect New England Main Street. A tip though, if you have your heart set on a particular restaurant, call ahead to avoid disappointment. 
  2. Stalk the Heady Topper deliveries. The self proclaimed most elusive beer in the world is only available in this area, and sells out almost immediately. There are websites dedicated to finding out when and where to buy it. The beer is delicious and you can reward yourself with one when you track it down.     
  3. Watch some Catamount Hockey. The University of Vermont has one of the best college hockey teams in the country, often with NHL prospects playing.    It’s a fun (and reasonably priced) way to catch a sporting event. 
  4. See how things are made! The Magic Hat brewery is not far out of town, and the Ben and Jerry’s factory is close by too! (And who can resist ice cream?) If neither of those sounds appealing, the Cabot Cheese factory is also worth a visit, and has tons of free samples. 
  5. Catch a sunset over Lake Champlain.  With the beautiful water and photogenic mountain backdrop you can’t go wrong.  

Have you been to Vermont?


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Never been to Vermont (yet!) but it sounds wonderful and that sunset is just stunning.

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    1. I had done a lot of skiing there but hadn’t been for anything else. Definitely worth it, and the sunset was amazing!

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  2. I was hoping you would mention something about the Lake. It is such a beautiful part of the city. I also enjoyed walking through the campus area. I fell in love with Burlington while traveling from the Rhode Island area up to Canada. It was a happy accident for me! Thanks for reminding me of my time there.

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  3. Inger says:

    Such a beautiful sunset! Stunning:)

    I have actually been to Vermont, but only on a day trip. My sister in law lived in New Hampshire for 3 years. When we visited we did a road trip around Lake Champlain. A beautiful area! We didn’t stop in Burlington, but I remember we visited an old Fort somewhere along the lake. Can’t remember what the Fort was called anymore:)

    (Fyi – I can’t see your first photo, only a question mark where the photo is. Could only be my laptop though.)

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    1. Thanks! Its so beautiful, and luckily I have an excuse to go back. New Hampshire is really nice as well, glad you were able to visit both. (And I think I’ve fixed and trip loaded the first photo, thanks for the heads up!)

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  4. thegreyeye says:

    I like the sunset most of all 😃


  5. I admit to taking occasional trips up to the beautiful state next door to us to search for that ever-elusive silver can…

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    1. It’s so worth it!


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