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Free Things To Do in Burlington, VT

If you have extra time, Green Mountain Audubon Center is worthwhile.
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    #3 in Burlington, VT
    0.3 miles to city center
    Entertainment and Nightlife, Free, Neighborhood/Area, Shopping
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    0.3 miles to city center
    Entertainment and Nightlife, Free, Neighborhood/Area, Shopping
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Church Street Marketplace is the place to be in Burlington: a car-free walkway buzzing with the town's offbeat vibe. Explore the hip shops along the stretch, or take a seat at one of the many open-air cafes and watch the funky street performers nearby.

    Recent visitors enjoyed the variety of things to do in the marketplace. Many said they spent hours visiting the various shops and restaurants.

    Church Street Marketplace is the place to be in Burlington: a car-free walkway buzzing with the town's offbeat vibe. Explore the hip shops along the stretch, or take a seat at one of the many open-air cafes and watch the funky street performers nearby.

    Recent visitors enjoyed the variety of things to do in the marketplace. Many said they spent hours visiting the various shops and restaurants.

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    #5 in Burlington, VT
    0.5 miles to city center
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    0.5 miles to city center
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    Right off of the city's Main Street, the Waterfront neighborhood is a lovely place to spend the afternoon with the kids or your sweetheart. Explore the local ecosystem at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, lay out a picnic spread in Waterfront Park or take a ride on Burlington's scenic bike path. The bike path is an 8-mile paved recreational route that runs the entire town of Burlington and links six major waterfront parks, along with the Burlington High School and the central Waterfront district.

    Make sure on your stroll through the Waterfront to stop and take a seat on the long bench swings. Past visitors particularly raved about the breathtaking view at sunset.

    Right off of the city's Main Street, the Waterfront neighborhood is a lovely place to spend the afternoon with the kids or your sweetheart. Explore the local ecosystem at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, lay out a picnic spread in Waterfront Park or take a ride on Burlington's scenic bike path. The bike path is an 8-mile paved recreational route that runs the entire town of Burlington and links six major waterfront parks, along with the Burlington High School and the central Waterfront district.

    Make sure on your stroll through the Waterfront to stop and take a seat on the long bench swings. Past visitors particularly raved about the breathtaking view at sunset.

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    #7 in Burlington, VT
    13.8 miles to city center
    Free, Parks and Gardens
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    13.8 miles to city center
    Free, Parks and Gardens
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Located approximately 19 miles southeast of downtown Burlington, the Green Mountain Audubon Center is a must-see for birding enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The center's 250 acres have varied habitats full of diverse wildlife populations, which can be discovered via 5 miles of incredible nature trails. (First-time visitors should stop by the Education Barn on Sherman Hollow Road to grab a map).

    Recent visitors said the center has a helpful staff and that it's a great place for short hikes.

    Located approximately 19 miles southeast of downtown Burlington, the Green Mountain Audubon Center is a must-see for birding enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The center's 250 acres have varied habitats full of diverse wildlife populations, which can be discovered via 5 miles of incredible nature trails. (First-time visitors should stop by the Education Barn on Sherman Hollow Road to grab a map).

    Recent visitors said the center has a helpful staff and that it's a great place for short hikes.

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    Free, Wineries/Breweries
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