Family Fun in Burlington Vt

Burlington Vermont is a great place to live and a wonderful place to visit. This is a very family friendly area and there are lots of activities that will keep even the most active family busy from sun up to sundown.

Burlington Bike Path

Get out the bikes and start to pedal; the Burlington Bike Path travels for  7.6 miles bike trail from the  Colchester Pike Path in the north to  Oakledge Park in the south. On the way, it connects six waterfront parks. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring the bikes, you can walk, jog or inline skate along the path and enjoy the unparalleled views of Lake Champlain.

The Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise

Burlington is all about Lake Champlain and no visit here would be complete without a cruise out onto Lake Champlain. The Spirit of Ethan Allen has been taking passengers on cruises of the lake for as long as most people can remember. Hour and a half cruises are offered on the even hours starting at 10am and ending at 4pm. You can choose to go on a lunch cruise or themed dinner cruises with musical entertainment. Lucky cruisers may get a glimpse of the Lake Champlain monster “Champ” but of late he has been extremely illusive. The cruises are available from May through October.

Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Located right on the waterfront in Burlington, Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center combines entertainment with education. The children will enjoy discovering over 70 species of fish, invertebrates, amphibians and more than 100 hands on exhibits. Learn about the culture, the ecology and the history of the Lake Champlain basin. The kids will love being able to get their hands dirty in a dig and parents will find there is a lot they didn’t know about the ecosystem as well.

Church Street Market Place

This eclectic shopping, dining and entertainment area offers a good time for family members of all ages. There are an abundance of interesting boutiques to interest even the most serious fashionista. The Church Street Market Place is a four block pedestrian zone where street entertainment is going on almost non-stop. You can stop at the local favorite Ben and Jerry’s for an ice cream treat or stay for lunch or dinner at one of the local favorites. Go around the corner to the Roxy Theater for a movie or walk to the waterfront to the Maritime Museum.

Burlington Vermont is the largest city in Vermont but it has never lost it’s small town feel. It is a great place to spend time with your family no matter what the season.