When heading to Burlington, VT, you may be wondering what you will do. Luckily, this location has tons of public parks to check out! It’s a beautiful location for hiking, sightseeing, and just enjoying life. Check out these free things to do in Burlington VT on of our many lists of Free Things to do in Each State.
21 Free Things to do in Burlington VT
Maple Street Park in Essex Junction – Another beautiful location in Burlington. This park has many sports fields, swimming pools, and nature trails.
Waterfront Park – If you’re looking for a scenic way to spend your day in Burlington, VT, then you need to take a trip to Waterfront Park. You might even get the chance to experience a music or food festival. Plus anywhere there is water, it is a good thing!
Check out the University of Vermont – Walking around such a beautiful campus is a must do! They have 2 different self-guided tour with maps on their website. One of the campus and one fo the art on the campus.
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory – Just outside of town is the Ben and Jerry factory. You can take in the playground, photo ops, and flavor graveyard for free.
North Beach Park – Don’t forget to hit up the beach when you’re in Burlington, VT. North Beach is located in Burlington and free to enter on foot or bike. You’ll get the chance to lounge around and have some fun in the sun while you visit this city. Visiting any beach is always fun, especially when it’s free!
Have a Beach Day at Oakledge Park and Beach – I’ve heard this beach is so pretty.
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Burlington Farmers’ Market – The farmers’ market is a great place to spend time, whether you’re shopping or just browsing. If you’re looking for a fun place to go while in Burlington, then the Burlington Farmers’ Market is the place to go.
Shop on Church Street Marketplace – A car-free area perfect for window shopping and taking in the locals.
Overlook Park – Lots of fun trails to walk and explore.
Trinity Park – A beautiful place to walk and explore in Burlington, VT.
Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center – They a one room of the history of their coffee and another area where you can buy just about any kind of coffee from Gren Mountain you want.
Green Mountain Audubon Center – This is a great place to visit if you love nature. When you visit, you’ll get to visit trails in the area, giving you the chance to explore local wildlife on over 250 acres.
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Burlington Bike Path – Whether you want to bike it, jog it, or simply stroll along it, the Burlington Bike Path is a great place to visit in Burlington, VT. You’ll find 8 miles of paved paths gives you plenty of space to explore the city, no matter what pace you set. Riding bikes with friends or family are one of the best free things you can do.
Stowe Recreation Path – When you visit the Stowe Recreation Path, you’ll get to experience 5.3 miles of paved paths. During warmer weather, you can walk, run, or bike along this path. During the winter, you can snowshoe or cross country ski instead. We love bringing the family here and just walking for hours! The kids love exploring and sightseeing.
Cabot Creamery Annex – Take in Cabot cheese sample and even some local cider samples.
Danforth Workshop & Flagship Store – You are able to watch their products being made and learn a bit of history and their store.
Magic Hat Brewing Company – This is one of the most talked about factory tours in the area. You do have to be 21 or over but they are well known for their Victorian-Gothic circus-themed decor. Complete your tour with free tastings!
See a Free Show at the Very Merry Theatre – They offer free shows from time to time.
Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory Tour – Watch their chocolate being made and even get a free sample all for free.
Bristol Falls Swimming Hole – A great way to cool off in the summer with swimming and waterfalls. There are also some great picnic areas.
Harry Barber's Miniature Castles – Just north of Burlington are these amazing works of art.
Also just head out for a drive there is so much to see and do in the area and with a view like the one above you can't go wrong!
Just a short drive to the east is Montpiller Vermont the smallest state capital city in the county. They also have 15 Free Things to do in Montpelier Vermont you can take in.
Burlington, VT is filled with fun things to do. Not only are these things fun, but they’re also FREE, which means they should be at the top of your list. What are you excited about doing during your visit?