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Address: 1 LaValley Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-865-7247
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Small gem in Burlington

We didn't spend a lot of time here but it was right on the water obviously with plenty of boaters and bikers. It also would be a great place to watch the sun set.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Southington, Connecticut
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Southington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We didn't spend a lot of time here but it was right on the water obviously with plenty of boaters and bikers. It also would be a great place to watch the sun set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Burlington is always a showstopper. from amazing food, to wonderful shows, great walking paths along Lake Champliain, and great waterfront

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We came here specially for the glorious sunset. In late May it was a tad windy and on the cool side- if you bring a blanket you can snuggle with your honey behind the rock wall or on one of the benches. We were not disappointed with the quiet view.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice place to watch the water activity while we waited for our boat tour. Only a short walk from several tour options.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Many years ago (like in the 1990s) the railroad had this large, ugly, un-walkable, crap-zone that trains didn't even use, called the rail-yard (or something) We people in Burlington hardly knew we had a waterfront, but we could see we had a large, beautiful, clean lake. Except we could not get there from Downtown. For some reason, the elected officials... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After a wonderful stroll along the bike path, the pier is a great place to finish the evening with a gorgeous sunset. Restaurants are nearby, so you can eat before or after your stroll, and the Boathouse has public restrooms. Bring a frisbee and enjoy the Green, a picnic lunch, or just a blanket and a book. Relax and start... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Perkins Pier is the birthplace of Burlington. The first wharf called the Salt Dock was built there in 1810. There is a great plaque out at the end that explains Burlington's history as a lumbering port in the 19th century. The Stone Store building at the end of the wharf dates back to 1827. It is constructed of sandstone quarried... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Sit and watch the waterfront boating activity, or rent a kayak for a more intimate experience. Perhaps the Lois McClure will be docked and you will get a guided tour of a replica of a historical working sailboat.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

this out of the way pier is wonderful for take out dining while you watch the sun set. watch the ferries, sailboats, motorboats, and kayaks cruise along the lake. excellent vistas of new york. peaceful and serene. and free parking!!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We end up here all year round, to check out the sunset on nice days or the wild weather on other days. Boats come in and out of the harbor, and there's a bar with live music.

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