The Colchester/Burlington area is often recognized as one of the America’s best places to live. The region is home to a wide assortment of outdoor activities and a vibrant culture filled with music, theater and the arts. Much is of this activity is centered around Church Street (pictured above) in downtown Burlington.
Waterfront Park is a popular destination for residents of the greater Burlington area. It was made for relaxation with long rows of benches facing Lake Champlain—a perfect spot to watch the sun set behind the mountains. There is a path along the park for walking and biking.
Speaking of paths, the Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States. The trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border as it crosses Vermont’s highest peaks.
Vermont also has 20 alpine ski resorts and 30 cross-country touring centers throughout the state. With 6,052 acres of alpine terrain, 1,269 trails, 179 lifts, and 885 miles of Nordic trails, Vermont skiing accommodates every level, from the advanced downhiller to the training toddler, from moguls and snowboarding to quiet cross-country jaunts on skis or snowshoes.