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Exploring Burlington and Vermont's Lake Champlain Region 

Whether visiting Vermont for the first time or revisiting cherished places from childhood or college years, time spent in Vermont will always satisfy a traveler's desire for natural beauty, real community and unabashed authenticity. From exploring the mountains to the Champlain Islands; to the valleys and beloved Queen City, the Burlington and Lake Champlain region is an ideal destination to take in the beauty of the seasons, the working landscape and its welcoming people. At Vermont.org, it's a pleasure to help travelers find the perfect active outdoors getaway as well as sumptuous relaxation retreat.

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As the largest city, Burlington is known as Vermont's Queen City, and is a vibrant "college town" that tech and creative businesses naturally migrate toward. Burlington has the dual pleasures of having the sophistication of world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment while also being nestled between an outdoors enthusiast's haven, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. 

Lake Champlain Islands

Jewels within the nation's sixth largest lake, the Lake Champlain Islands are popular with oenophiles, cyclists and those seeking a charmingly slower pace. The Islands beckon with gorgeous views, cultural heritage and natural history as well as thriving arts and agricultural communities. 

The Mountain Experience

Whether exploring the peaks or admiring views from the verdant valley below, travelers soon understand why Vermont is called the Green Mountain State. No visit is complete without at least a little reflection on these rolling peaks. Whether embarking on the nation's oldest through-hike, the Long Trail, or savoring local cheeses at a mountain-side restaurant, there are options for all varieties of mountain-life enthusiasts.

Getting Here & Traveling the Region

Beautiful drives, direct flights and chartered coach services make traveling to, and within Vermont convenient and affordable. From airlines to Uber, car-shares to ferry boats, it's easy to find your preferred ride to the Lake Champlain region.

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