Burlington, Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont, USA

Recreation in Burlington, Vermont

Recreation Areas

  • Main Street Landing at Burlington's Waterfront 802-657-3377
    60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401
    Burlington Waterfront
    Bike, rollerblade, dine, see a movie or a play, visit shops, go to the park, sit overlooking the lake and Adirondack Mountains, view the most beautiful sunset in the... more info  map


  • Waterfront Boat Rentals 802-864-4858
    53 Lavalley Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
    Maple Street
    Discover Lake Champlain, at your own pace, your own way. Pack a picnic, and paddle or motor your way around coves, bays, islands, beaches. Swim, fish, play in a scenic... more info  map

  • Winds of Ireland 802-863-5090
    Burlington Community Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
    1 College Street
    Offering half day, full day, or week long sailing on Lake Champlain. The meticulously maintained fleet offers comfort and modern amenities for days of cruising ease and... more info  map



  • Catamount Family Center 802-879-6001 or 802-878-2180
    592 Governor Chittenden Road, Burlington, VT 05495
    About 20 Miles Away in Williston
    Catamount Family Center is one of the largest outdoor recreational facilities in Chittenden County. Now officially a not-for-profit business, they offer mountain bike... more info  map

  • Local Motion Trailside Center 802-652-2453
    1Steele Street #103, Burlington, VT 05401
    Burlington Bike Path Adjacent to Union Station
    The Local Motion Trailside Center provides more than 30 different free maps, brochures and guides to walking and biking around the area. In addition, the Trailside... more info  map



  • Essex Country Club 802-879-3232
    332 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction, VT 05451
    The Essex Country Club's 18-hole par 72 Graham Cooke-designed course features tree-lined fairways, 14 fully irrigated holes, generous greens and mountain views on the... more info

Outfitters & Guides

  • Classic Outfitters 802-860-7375
    861 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403
    They offer tackle and supplies for fly fishing, spin/bait fishing, Lake Champlain, and bass/saltwater fishing. They have fly fishing and fly tying classes run by... more info  map

  • Umiak Outdoor Outfitters 802-865-6777
    60 Institute Rd, Burlington, VT 05401
    North Beach
    Vermont's leading paddle sports rental and instruction - offering new boat demos, rental canoes and kayaks, paddling and safety instruction, river trips, lakeside... more info  map

Rafting & Canoeing

  • Canoe Imports 802-651-8760
    370 Dorset Street, Burlington, VT 05403
    Canoe Imports specializes in canoes, kayaks, and l sail boats. Accessories include the necessities - paddles, life jackets, car-top carriers and all the extras such as... more info  map

  • PaddleWays 802-238-0674
    P.O. Box 65125, Burlington, VT 05401
    With partners at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Vermont Bicycle Touring, PaddleWays provides guided kayak tours and instruction, including custom inn to inn... more info  map

  • True North Kayak Tours 802-658-0221
    53 Nash Place, Burlington, VT 05401
    Offering guided kayak tours. Instructors teach introductory skills, basic paddling strokes, launching, landing and safety. Day and sunset tours as well as camping trips... more info  map


  • Let's Go Sailing 802-735-4165
    at the foot of Maple Street
    Sailing tours and romantic cruises on Lake Champlain are offered at Let's Go Sailing. You will sail in a Tanzer 22 from Perkins Pier. more info  map

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Winooski River Bike Ferry 802-652-2453
    1 Steele Street, #103, Burlington, VT 05401
    Offers a great opportunity for families to explore this 13 mile rail trail. Walkers and cyclists can traverse the Winooski River delta on this regular ferry service. more info  map


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