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Lots of activity, great place to watch the sun set. Parking is expensive and sometimes hard to... read more

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Love to go watch the sunset and then head back to Church street for ice cream at Ben and Jerry's... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of activity, great place to watch the sun set. Parking is expensive and sometimes hard to find.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KerryB2374
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love to go watch the sunset and then head back to Church street for ice cream at Ben and Jerry's! Insane sunsets have been see and photographed from here. You will usually see quite a few people there but there's always a great spot to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank steven v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite things to do when in Burlington. They have Segways, they have a rental bikes, but just a walk is terrific. The bike path winds around the lake. There are so many taprooms and delicious places to eat overlooking the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Flo D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront Park is a wonderful experience to see. It offers a great view of the Adirondacks of New York. Across from Lake Champlain. The largest none Great Lake in the United States. Along with it's views, the waterfront has some nice eating establishments and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Burlington for my Birthday weekend and came to the park to look at frozen Lake Champlain. We ended up being able to walk a good distance out on it, which was both amazing and slightly terrifying. The park itself...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lydia M
Reviewed 8 February 2019

I just love coming here! You get a beautiful view of Lake Champlain and it's just a really nice and peaceful place to take short walks and enjoy beautiful Vermont. I recommend getting a Maple Creemee from Bob's and walking down to the Waterfront to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cathyisashorty
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Whether you are just relaxing or attending one of the many festivals this is a beautiful site. Sunsets over the Adirondacks across this gorgeous lake will make the cameras come out.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank EdG153
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is an outstanding park and a fun place to visit. A great place to stroll with the baby and to get tons of sunshine. The view of Lake Champlain is exceptional and there are wide pathways, giving runner and walkers s plenty of room....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Trekker05401
Reviewed 12 November 2018

You can walk or run along the bike trail next to Lake Champlain. Perhaps this should be renamed the walking trail because the bike riders seem to come very close to you. I guess they take the name to heart and don't like to share....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I went down to the park with high expectations. We paid for parking for 2 hours and left after 10 minutes. It was cold, dull and miserable. On the upside, I came on a sunny day a few years ago and it was completely the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 July 2018|
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Response from SaraJets | Reviewed this property |
Bike Path probably 2-3 miles not exactly sure
Ashley B
10 May 2018|
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Response from SaraJets | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can have a picnic- best to bring your own food--not sure about barbeque
31 July 2017|
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Response from ltw52 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It may not be the law, but it should be! Everyone should have a dog at the waterfront park! (But bring a leash!)