Burlington is the largest city in the state of Vermont. Situated on Lake Champlain, it is the heart of a small urban area that acts as Vermont's vibrant and cosmoplitan center. Known for its ultra-liberal environment and free-thinking spirit, Burlington is both a college town and an important commercial city, while maintaining an intimate atmosphere.
Vermont Teddy Bear factory is open year-round (7 days a week) except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day. It's one of the most popular Vermont activities! Plan to spend about 1 hour on-site. When you visit Bear Shop, you can send a teddy bear through Teddy Express Delivery Service.
Lake Champlain Cruise tour :
The best way to enjoy the lake is with a cruise aboard the 424 passenger Spirit of Ethan Allen III. Discover the region's rich history, as the Captain's narration unfolds tales of Indian lore, the Revolutionary War, and Ethan Allen himself. Explore the depths of the shoreline as the ship cruises alongside the lake's unique geographic formations. Savor the majestic beauty of the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges that surround the lake.
Great Lake! Lake Champlain Facts
* The largest freshwater lake in the U.S. after the five Great Lakes.
* The only one of a few lakes that flows in a northerly direction.
* It is 12.2 miles wide, 120 miles long, and 427 feet deep at its deepest point. It encompasses Vermont, New York, and the Province of Quebec, Canada.
* It is believed to have the best collection of historic shipwrecks in North America.
* Samuel de Champlain discovered the lake in 1609.
* Keep your eyes open for Champ, our friendly lake monster!
* ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St. Lake aquarium and science center.
* Downtown Burlington is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, and is well-known for its pedestrian Church Street Marketplace.
* Regular cruise tours of Lake Champlain aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen III leave from Burlington's harbor.
* Shelburne Museum, Route 7.
* People - Burlington is ideal for observing all sorts of individuals.
* Street performances Ranging from violists to hip-Hop dancers, Church Street.
* Waterfront - At the bottom of College street.
* North Beach, 52 Institute Road (behind Burlington High School on North Ave).
* Vermont Teddy Bear Co., Shelburne, VT.
The Canadian border and Montreal, Quebec, is less than a 2 hour drive north. Be advised that due to recent changes, border crossing between the US and Canada now require a passport/Green Card or enhanced identification (such as Vermont states Enhanced Drivers License, or EDL).
Interstate 89 continues north to the Canadian border at Highgate, and south to the New Hampshire border. It is a 6 hour drive from New York City, a 3.5 hour drive from Boston and a 1.5 hour drive from Montreal.
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