Burlington has a vibrant waterfront.

The Burlington Boathouse offers a lakeside cafe, boat rentals and views of the Adirondack Mountains.

Mount Mansfield is usually in view just east of campus.

Ski resorts on Mount Mansfield are just 45 to 60 minutes away.

Fast Facts

  • 220 miles northwest of Boston, 285 miles north of New York City and 100 miles southeast of Montreal
  • Largest city in Vermont, with a population of 40,000 and more than 132,000 people in the greater area
  • Waterfront park, public boathouse and beaches
  • Spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Green and Adirondack Mountains from throughout the city
  • Seven-mile lakeside bikepath for walkers, bladers, runners and cyclists
  • Off-road trails for mountain bikers and hikers
  • Named a top city for outside activities, the arts, safety and overall quality of life by Outside, The New York Times, Arts & Entertainment, Traveler and other national media
  • Church Street Marketplace, a lively pedestrian zone lined with shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and coffeehouses
  • Burlington Town Center mall features national chains such as Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Filene's and Starbucks, as well as boutiques
  • Vibrant arts scene attracts national acts to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Auditorium and local music clubs
  • 25 to 60 minutes to ski resorts, including Bolton Valley, Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Smuggler's Notch
  • Area events and attractions include Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington City Marathon, Vermont Reggae Festival, Vermont Mozart Festival, Shelburne Museum, Ben & Jerry's factory tours and more

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