The largest city in Vermont has a myriad of summer activities for individuals and families. Waterfront Park is an excellent location to soak in the summer sun as you jog and take walks. You can also enjoy a relaxed and playful day by the beach or take a bike ride along the Burlington Bike Path. Alternatively, take a summer cruise in Lake Champlain with the Spirit of Ethan Allen. Be sure to enjoy a leisurely voyage with your loved ones and combine the experience with brunch or a cocktail. Alternatively, hire a boat and go fishing. In the evenings, sign up for popular brewery tours and explore Burlington's craft beer industry or drop by Ben and Jerry's for some ice cream.
While the Champlain Islands are not a tropical paradise; they measure up in terms of activity and adventure. To enjoy fresh farm produce, visit Allenholm Farm and Hackett Orchard. You can take some apples, maple syrup and honey home after petting the animals at Allenholm. Taking a bike ride around the island is an excellent way to enjoy the exceptional landscapes and view Miniature castles scattered in South Hero. For wine lovers, the Snow Farm Winery offers wine tasting and live music on Thursday evenings. Boating is also popular in the islands. You can bring your jet-skis, canoes and kayaks and float around the lake or visit the North Hero Marina to rent a boat.
Vermont's capital is famous for being the least populated state capital in the United States. Found at the foot of Green Mountains, Montpelier is famous for maple syrup. However, some attractions go beyond your sweet tooth. If you 've had too much maple syrup, task yourself with hiking the grueling Camel's hump. Fortunately, you can also catch a view of the Camel Hump by visiting Hubbard Park. There are miles of trails to jog and walk your dog on. You can also visit the Ethan Allen Statue and take a picture next to the man credited with founding the state of Vermont. Finish off your summer vacation at the North Branch Vineyards for wine tasting and the T.W. Wood Art Gallery for art exhibitions.