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Burlington, Vermont

Picture of Burlington Vermont from the Air

Burlington Vermont from the Air

Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, is situated just 45 miles south of the Canadian border and less than 100 miles south of Montreal. Approximately 300 miles northwest of Boston, Interstate 89 is just outside the city limits. Route 2 is the main east-west route through Burlington, while Route 7 is the main north-south route. The Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to a number of US cities. Bus service is available to Montreal, Boston, and other cities in Vermont. Seasonal ferry service is offered to Fort Kent, New York.

Incorporated as a city in 1865, Burlington’s location on Lake Champlain’s eastern shore enabled it to develop into a busy port of entry and trade center. Steamboats connected passengers and freight to the Rutland & Burlington Railroad and the Vermont Central Railroad, and the city became a prosperous lumbering and manufacturing center during the Victorian era.

Picture of Chruch Street Marketplace, Brulington, VT

Chruch Street Marketplace, Brulington, VT

Today, Burlington’s economy is driven by a mix of trade, transportation, utilities, and education and health services, yet its Victorian character has been preserved in the heart of downtown. In 2008, a four-block pedestrian mall, The Church Street Marketplace, was named one of America’s “Great Public Spaces” by the American Planning Association, while in 2009, Burlington was called “one of the prettiest cities” by Forbes Magazine. In 2010, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Burlington “One of the 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade” based on factors that include economic vitality, innovative thinking and livability.

In addition to city shopping and dining, visitors to Burlington can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including sailing, kayaking, cycling, golfing, skiing and hiking. Fishing is a popular sport, and Outdoor Life Magazine named Burlington the Bass Fishing Capital of the United States.

Burlington Things to Do

Burlington Weather

On average, temperatures range from 9 degrees Fahrenheit to 27 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 60 degrees Fahrenheit to 81 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Average monthly precipitation ranges from 1.67 inches in February to 4.01 inches in August.

Current Burlington Weather

Chance of Rain
Friday 05/26/2017 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Clear
Saturday 05/27/2017 10%
Clear
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 72F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Sunday 05/28/2017 10%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High 77F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 05/29/2017 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 64F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 05/30/2017 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 71F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Photo credits: The picture of Burlington form the air is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. The picture of Chruch Street Marketplace is also from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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