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Waterfront Park

College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-865-7247
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beautiful place to watch the sunset

lovely spot to have an ice cream an watch the sunset. Has plenty of benches to sit and runs along... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois

We spent several hours at waterfront park. There is a lovely dock to walk along and lots of green... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-865-7247
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Reviewed yesterday

lovely spot to have an ice cream an watch the sunset. Has plenty of benches to sit and runs along the river. Very pretty.

Thank coffee_maple
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several hours at waterfront park. There is a lovely dock to walk along and lots of green space to put a blanket down and have a picnic or just read a book. The water being right there makes it even more beautiful. After...More

Thank Nantroy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lush green park, well kept. Nice place to relax and sit around. You can admire the views of Lake Chaplain also from here.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful park in the banks of the Piscataquis (sic) River is an awesome place for live music. It is very cheap, just suggested donations, and alcohol free. Great spot for music in summer nights for people of all ages. Another terrific side of Portsmouth.

Thank PaoloStatiUniti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is a popular place. There are lots of trees for shady places to rest or picnic, running/bike paths, big swings to watch the sunset, and beautiful views of Lake Champlain.

Thank Cathy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bikers, runners, strollers, walkers, picnickers, relaxers! We started up above in Battery Park where we viewed a few memorials, then found our way down to Lake Street, past what looked like an interesting performance venue with lovely flowers, then down to the lakefront to watch...More

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park always seems to bring joy to so many people. If you want a place to cheer you up, this is it. Views are spectacular any time of day or month of the year, but sunsets are the best. Grassy areas for sitting or...More

Thank LMom1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great space to enjoy a walk in the afternoon or after dinner in time for sunset! Highly recommend taking a stroll and enjoy the speed of relaxed. The scenery is the backdrop of Lake Champlain. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jullie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked around down here a couple of days I was in Burlington. There's a lot of places to sit and hang out. The swings are great. Plenty of places to stop into. The crepe place down there had live music. The aquarium is right there....More

Thank LiLotravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited waterfront park to view Lake Champlain. It was a sunny day so the views were beautiful. Nice place to walk around and many photo opportunities. Parking is tough, and paying is strictly enforced. Make sure to get parking pass as soon as you park....More

Thank Sonya C
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My first visit to Burlington is coming up. I have heard the Waterfront is THE PLACE to go when visiting the city. Is Waterfront park a good place to start?
18 July 2016|
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Response from Ralph M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but also make sure to visit the Church St Marketplace too.
Are the photos of the boardwalk with the pretty lamp posts and the lighthouse in the distance likely taken from Waterfront Park? If so, would it be a long walk from the parking area to where this photo was taken? And is it possible to just drive through the park? We will not be able to spend a lot of time there, and will be towing a small cargo trailer.
4 July 2016|
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Response from JaniceLR | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all the other folks who are answering this question. The Waterfront walk is very simple and can be completed in easily 1 hour, if you took your time and take photos. I did not see any pull along campers or such... More
is there a beach area for kids to get in the water?
31 July 2015|
Response from JaniceLR | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at all. I would not allow my children to get that far down on the bank. There is an "Ethan Allen" boat ride. And a museum of sorts. But really it is a casual walking spot with plenty of grass for a picnic.