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Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

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Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

We plan to visit the Ben & Jerrys Factory, but wonder what else would be fun/interesting for 2 adults and 2 kids. Any not-to-miss sights? Any place kid-friendly & reasonable to eat?


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1. Re: Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

Yes, there are lots of kid-friendly places to see, do and eat. You're probably aware that the Ben & Jerry's factory is in Waterbury, ~45 minutes east of Burlington. Near B&Js is the Chittenden Cider Mill - a nice touristy place to buy snacks, gifts, cider and some crafty stuff.

In Burlington itself, the small Echo Marine Museum at the waterfront is fun for a brief stop with kids. The waterfront itself is nice and has a great bike/walking path along Lake Champlain. You can also rent boats at the waterfront, and the tour boat The Spirit of Ethan Allen does excellent 1-2 hour narrated tours around the lake.

For food, The VT Pub and Brewery is nice. American Flatbread nearby has great homemade pizzas. Sweetwaters and the Scuffer are both decent & lively places.

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2. Re: Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

There is the ECHO Center in Burlington. www.echovermont.org

And be sure to take advantage of Burlington's bike path -- or Stowe's bike path.

Or take a gondola ride up Stowe Mountain. There is an alpine slide ... fun. You might need to ride with your 6 year old.

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3. Re: Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

If you will be near Burlington you may want to stop in Shelburne, only 10 minutes away, and tour Vermont Teddy Bear factory and Shelburne Museum, both great for kids. The cider mill near Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury is the cold hollow cider mill. Enjoy your trip.

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4. Re: Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

If you take the Ethan Allen III, look for the green sheet with discounts for the 1 1/2 hr boat tour. This will help with the add-ons regarding the ticket price quoted, seems that there is a Burlington tax plus embarkation tax plus the gas tax. Pricing is deceiving. That sheet might actually be available right at the dock/ticket window or at other tourist locations throughout Vermont. Includes other places of interest as well. Every little bit helps. It's a nice boat, upper deck open air is very nice on a hot afternoon.

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5. Re: Burlington - August 6-7 - Kids Ages 5 & 9

There's also tons of nature things that are free and the Von Trapp Lodge in Stowe.

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