I visited Burlington very briefly about 20 years ago as part of a business meeting/training session, so I looked forward to coming here again. I stayed at a city-owned campground, right on the edge of the city because I wanted to use the bike trail that goes around the lake. Unfortunately, a rainy three days made that a little difficult, but it turned out to be a relaxing few days, and I got some work done and an important maintenance errand run.
Here is the bike path to downtown. Note that the city is right on Lake Champlain. In better weather, I might have even taken a boat ride, but not this time. Kind of a grey lake below.
Most of the bike path was in good condition, but closer to town it was full of gravel and I had to get off and walk occasionally. City needs to repave portions. It also goes the other direction and past the city, but I just did not have the weather to want to ride those sections.
Getting closer to downtown.
Market Street is blocked off in downtown Burlington for about 5 blocks. Lots of shops, restaurants, and entertainers.
At least during the summer, things seem to be very busy in this area and businesses are doing well.
This very New-England-looking church was at the very north end of Market Street.
The next three photos are of the Ben and Jerry's factory about 25 miles east of Burlington. I stopped here on my drive on the way to New Hampshire.
No factory-second ice cream bargains, unfortunately. In fact, they charge you for a very short tour of the factory where you can see the operation from a small glassed-in room.