60 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont
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Ideally situated on the shores of Lake Champlain – the sixth largest freshwater lake in the U.S. – Burlington offers an abundance of entertainment and recreational opportunities. The conference is designed to provide participants with free time for enjoying the recreational activities within walking distance of the hotel or for exploring the surrounding countryside.
Walk outside the hotel to the Church Street Marketplace – an open-air market with old world style featuring boutiques, cafes and a shopper’s paradise. Friday evening begins the 2-week long Jazz Festival. Also nearby is the exciting ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center featuring 70 species of live fish, reptiles and amphibians as well as scores of educational and interactive exhibits. Among one of the most popular amenities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and in-line skaters is Burlington’s Waterfront Bike Path, a 7.6 mile recreational route along the Lake Champlain shoreline and just across the street from the hotel. The bike path links six major waterfront parks and a bridge to the nearby Colchester Bike Path. Local venues rent bicycles, kayaks, segways, and paddle boards.
Burlington is also home to some of the finest craft beers – tours are available or you can walk to several on your own. Nearby are great family fun adventures such as the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Museum, and Shelburne Farms. Within an hour’s drive of the city is the quaint village of Stowe - home of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, the Stowe Alpine Slide, and the Trapp Family Lodge (founded by the Von Trapp’s of Sound of Music fame). Three auto/passenger ferries operate across Lake Champlain, providing a pleasant repast and picturesque views of the Adirondacks. Access to a multitude of hiking and biking trails as well as small rivers and streams for canoeing, kayaking and fishing can be found throughout the area. And the fabulous city of Montreal is an easy 1 ½ hour drive to the north.