Since 1878, Champlain College has been a bastion of Vermont academia. It is blessed with a bubbling craft brewery scene and arts districts, in stunning natural setting. Here are some highlights:
Whether you stroll beneath the trees in Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and glide along the eight mile cycle route Burlington Greenway, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature in Burlington. Champlain College accommodations offer you the choice of several stunning parks, all connected by Vermont's vast network of bike paths.
The market in the middle of Burlington was the origin of the world-famous Ben & Jerry's, so a scoop or two when you visit is virtually mandatory. Don't fill up too soon though, as there are many more places to eat and shop, and more than 70% are local retailers, giving the market a distinctive vibe. Street performers further enliven the tempo of bustling Church Street.
Vermont has more brew-houses per capita than any other state in America. While you are staying near Champlain College, you are conveniently close to a constellation of tap rooms and independent breweries where you can whet your whistle. Take a tour or simply enjoy a tasting session.
Burlington is also home to a vibrant arts district, which comes complete with glass blowers spinning molten glass on the regular. Come and purchase everything from holiday decorations to lamps, or watch the skillful glass blowers at work.