During our stay in Barnard, Vermont, we took a day trip up to Burlington. It was about 2 hours away---there is a GREAT deal to do in Burlington; we barely scraped the surface. From a natural perspective, Burlington is home to Lake Champlain- a gorgeous lake that is mainly within the borders of the US; however, some of it is within Canada's borders in the province of Quebec. It is a freshwater body of water and is connected to the Hudson River by the Champlain canal. There are a variety of water activities in this area- but our visit was short and we wanted to get to a few places before dark. Burlington is a college town, much like Colorado's Boulder- in fact, their 'downtown' area was so similar, it was quite strange. This town is much more eclectic than the rest of Vermont- it had a new-age 'hippy' feel to it, in fact.
Burlington is also home to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, The University of Vermont, and Lake Champlain Chocolates! College students were everywhere, especially in the quaint downtown area. We missed the teddy bear factory, but we DID make it to the chocolate store.....
|We made it!!|
|and here's where all the 'makin'' takes place!|
|It looks rather industrial....|
|The story of their chocolate|
|inside the store|
|The Lake Champlain Chocolate insignia|
|Loved this Metal and Light building in Burlington---the rhino w/ the pumpkins!|
|Burlington's City Hall|
|The quaint downtown district|
|Bicycles were everywhere...again, like Boulder!|
|Loved the menu of this delightful little cafe'|
|Don't you just love the word BISTRO? I do!|
|I SO wanted to take this 'kitty' rug home w/ me!|
|Some of the architecture of Burlington|
|Loved the little 'flat' pumpkin on the tree stump|
|The colors of Burlington|
In my opinion, Burlington was more 'city' than I needed in my trip- but we did love our trip to the chocolate store. We also had a yummy little meal at City Market- Burlington's version of Whole Foods....we headed back to Barnard and our wonderful inn...it had begun to rain.....stay tuned!!