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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS AROUND BURLINGTON

Explore the depths of Lake Champlain from the shore, roll along the water on bike, or discover the power of community. Vermont can be a kids paradise – if you just know the places to look.

Visit the Echo Center

Just two blocks away and perched on the waterfront, the ECHO Leahy Center aims to help families dive a little deeper into the natural environment of Lake Champlain through exhibits, interactive learning, and the joy of scientific discovery.

Explore the ECHO Center

Hop on the Burlington Bike Path

Walk, run, or roll on the Burlington Bike Path! Rent bike from us or our friends at Local Motion (kids bikes available here)

Soak in the views of Lake Champlain as you make your way along the path. We recommend packing a picnic and making a stop at Leddy or North Beaches. If the family is feeling energetic, pack up for the day and trek the whole 20 miles out to the Bike Ferry.

Hop on the Burlington Bike Path

Walk, run, or roll on the Burlington Bike Path! Rent bike from us or our friends at Local Motion (kids bikes available here)

Soak in the views of Lake Champlain as you make your way along the path. We recommend packing a picnic and making a stop at Leddy or North Beaches. If the family is feeling energetic, pack up for the day and trek the whole 20 miles out to the Bike Ferry.

Grab a creemee

No, it’s not soft serve. There something different, something extra special, about a Vermont creemee. Opt for a classic maple twist down the street at Burlington Bay or pop over to visit Offbeat Creemee, the new kids on the block that are making a splash with their new, vegan, funky-flavored and extravagantly-topped, creemees.

Our favorite creemee stops

Hang out City Hall Park

Sponsored by Burlington City Arts, soak up the sun at the LED-lit, wheelchair-accessible, splash pad! On Fridays through the summer, enjoy Splash Dance, featuring lights, water fountains, and a local DJs spinning family-friendly tunes while the fountain plays along.

On summer Saturdays from 11am – 3pm June through September, browse the BTV Market and visit with both new and familiar creative faces.

Hang out City Hall Park

Sponsored by Burlington City Arts, soak up the sun at the LED-lit, wheelchair-accessible, splash pad! On Fridays through the summer, enjoy Splash Dance, featuring lights, water fountains, and a local DJs spinning family-friendly tunes while the fountain plays along.

On summer Saturdays from 11am – 3pm June through September, browse the BTV Market and visit with both new and familiar creative faces.

SPEND A DAY AT SHELBURNE FARMS

From 10 miles of scenic walking trails to the Children’s Farmyard and cheesmaking, there’s no shortage of discovery waiting for the family at Shelburne Farms. Take a physical memory home with you after a stop into the Farm Store.

TAKE TO THE SNOW

Pack up your sled and snow gear and head to one of our favorite sledding hills in Vermont! Some of our favorites nearby? Check out Burlington Country Club, Calahan Park,
or Landry Park. If you’re exploring a bit outside of Burlington, be sure to stop by Sharp Park and Magic Mountain Ski Area.

TAKE TO THE SNOW

Pack up your sled and snow gear and head to one of our favorite sledding hills in Vermont! Some of our favorites nearby? Check out Burlington Country Club, Calahan Park,
or Landry Park. If you’re exploring a bit outside of Burlington, be sure to stop by Sharp Park and Magic Mountain Ski Area.

VISIT OUR ACTIVITIES CONCIERGE

From June through October, stop by our Activities Hut! Our Adventure Concierge will be ready and waiting to share some tips, tricks, and tools for your day of discovery. Enjoy bike and equipment rentals, ask for directions, and get ready to explore like a local.

For kids bikes, visit our friends at Local Motion. Our Adventure Guide will happily guide you in doing so.

Meet our Activities Concierge

HIT THE SLOPES

Hotel Vermont guests have access to Bolton Valley lift tickets, redeemable any day, any time, to hop right on the mountain. Why do we love Bolton? The day passes are accessible, the mountain is kid friendly, the scenery is stunning, and it’s all within a half-hour drive. Visit the front desk to purchase.

Rentals are available at the mountain or from our friends at Outdoor Gear Exchange, just up the block.

HIT THE SLOPES

Hotel Vermont guests have access to Bolton Valley lift tickets, redeemable any day, any time, to hop right on the mountain. Why do we love Bolton? The day passes are accessible, the mountain is kid friendly, the scenery is stunning, and it’s all within a half-hour drive. Visit the front desk to purchase.

Rentals are available at the mountain or from our friends at Outdoor Gear Exchange, just up the block.