Suggested Sites to See

Enjoy Activities in the Beautiful Burlington Area and Beyond

Take this free time to explore downtown or the waterfront, or venture farther to local trails and attractions.

Church Street, Burlington

Head out to our beautiful award-winning open-air mall, just a few blocks from campus.

Burlington Farmers Market, 345 Pine Street, Burlington

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Saturdays

The Burlington farmers market provides the community with fresh produce and locally made art and products. This is a great place to purchase a unique gift or find an amazing breakfast or lunch.

Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne

Visit one of the finest, most diverse and unconventional museums in the northeast. The Shelburne Museum has over 100,000 items variously displayed in 38 remarkable exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

For more information, call (802) 985-3346 or visit

Mount Philo State Park, Charlotte

Enjoy an easy hike up Mt. Philo (elev. 968'), which offers spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

Shelburne Orchards, 216 Orchard Road, Shelburne

Check out 80 acres of apple trees located on the shores of gorgeous Lake Champlain.

Horsford Gardens & Nursery, 2111 Greenbush Road, Charlotte

Open 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily.

Stretch your legs and explore walking trails throughout acres of growing fields in full fall foliage, just 25 minutes south of Burlington on Route 7 in Charlotte. If you love trees and plants, you’ll love this historic nursery.

Cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, 1 College Street, Burlington

10:00–11:30 AM, 12:00–1:30 PM, 2:00–3:30 PM and 4:00–5:30 PM daily

Take a scenic cruise on this passenger cruise ship and floating restaurant. Experience Vermont's greatest lake, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks of New York. Reservations are suggested, and limited tickets are available. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit or call (802) 862-8300.

Craft Beer

Looking to sample the local craft beer offerings? Here are just a few to keep in mind!