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Address: 1 LaValley Lane, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-865-7247
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Watch the Sunset from here.

get a picnic basket with some eats and wine (in a box) bring a blanket to sit on and have your significant other with you than relax and wait for the sun to set... with the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Marc S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

get a picnic basket with some eats and wine (in a box) bring a blanket to sit on and have your significant other with you than relax and wait for the sun to set... with the water in front of you you'll love the view over the majestic Adirondack mtns. I miss this spot.

1 Thank Marc S
Southington, Connecticut
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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.

Thank lkis229
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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

Thank Gina S
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dual travelling c
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Pathreader
Burlington, Vermont
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Vermonters4
Burlington, Vermont
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank kikiinvt
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Rick S
South Burlington, Vermont
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank MRGROY
Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!!

3 Thank Judi B

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