Burlington, Vermont

gallery1Burlington is the state's educational, medical, financial and cultural epicenter.   With nearly 140,000 people in the city and its surrounding areas, Burlington, Vermont  is often called the "nation's smallest big city," and it doesn't take a long time of living here to realize why.  Tagged "Vermont's largest and most cosmopolitan city" by Trip Advisor, they suggest it is the "perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature."  Burlington combines state-of-the-art creativity with an inviting outdoor calliope of activities for every season.  No matter where you go, you'll be sure to find something you love in Burlington. Just a short drive away, you can ski or snowboard the Green Mountains; hike or mountain bike our piece of the Long Trail; or get a cone and a tour at Ben & Jerry's.  Our fall foliage is captivating and Lake Champlain's waterfront is perfect for summer nights.

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Burlington Fast Facts

As the state's educational, medical, financial and cultural epicenter, Burlington is Vermont's prized city. This city is known and revered for its arts, healthy lifestyle, outdoor options and safety.

  • 220 miles northwest of Boston, 285 miles north of New York City and 100 miles southeast of Montreal
  • Located on Lake Champlain and between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, the city boasts breathtaking views of each
  • Largest city in Vermont, with a city population of about 40,000; 150,000 people in the greater Burlington area
  • Lake Champlain is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the U.S. (after the five great lakes)
  • Waterfront park, public boathouse and numerous sand beaches
  • Seven-mile lakeside bikepath for walkers, bladers, runners and cyclists
  • 3 sand beaches
  • 17 religions represented by their houses of worship (including a mosque, several synagogues, Friends (Quaker) meeting house, church of Christ Scientist, Buddhist center, Catholic church, and others)