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Compact and beautiful, Burlington is home to a thriving arts scene, creative entrepreneurship, great shopping, three colleges and a university, and a full range of four-season outdoor pursuits. It’s no wonder this small, friendly city consistently earns national awards.

Fountains, a brick-paved pedestrian mall, and historic buildings ranging in style from Victorian to Art Deco and Streamline Moderne provide the backdrop for the Church Street Marketplace. Specialty shops and national retailers mingle with restaurants and cultural venues, where outdoor cafes, street vendors and entertainers keep things lively long after sundown. Festivals are held all year long with events like the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival attracting visitors from throughout the northeast.

A short walk from Church Street takes you to the nearby waterfront–lakeside parks, ferry crossings, excursion boats & trains, and a 12.5 mile walking/bike path that connects to the Lake Champlain Islands by a special bike ferry in summer. Bicycles, rollerblades, kayaks, and sailboats are all available for rent, and the views across the lake are spectacular.
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