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

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Restful spot by water

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

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

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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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Perkins Pier has a lot to offer--amazing views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, access to the Burlington Bike Path, small playground, lawns and benches, near Waterfront Park, in-season boat rentals and restrooms, and public parking. Not a place to spend hours but a good spot for a picnic or brief visit. As locals we come here often with our... More 

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Address: Address: 1 LaValley Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-865-7247
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington

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