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Burlington, Vermont is located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, just 45 miles south of the US-Canadian border. Burlington is the largest city in Vermont. As of the 2010 census, the metro area ... more info
 
 

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Quick Facts About Burlington

County: Chittenden
Latitude / Longitude: 44.48 N / 73.22 W
Zip Code(s): 05401, 05402, 05405, 05406
Incorporated: 1865
Population (2010): 42,417
Elevation: 113 feet | Land Area: 10.6 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-865-7000
Nicknames: The Queen City
Major Hospitals: Fletcher Allen Hospital
Major Airports: Burlington International Airport
Amtrak Stations: Burlington-Essex Junction
Colleges/Universities: University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington College, Burlington Technical Center, Champlain College, Woodbury Institute at Champlain College Top Employers: IBM Corporation, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Ben & Jerry's, People's United Bank, GE Healthcare, City of Burlington, UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corp), Verizon, Green Mountain Power
Tourist Attractions: The Burlington Waterfront, The Arena Ice Skating Rink in Leddy Park, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, Church Street Marketplace, Champlain Ferries. Nearby: Shelburne Museum, and Vermont Teddy Bear Factory are only about 15 minutes south of Burlington. Birthplace of: John Dewey (1859-1952), philosopher; Ralph Abraham (born 1936), mathematician.

Fun Fact: Burlington Vermont was a filming location for the movies Me, Myself & Irene (2000) and What Lies Beneath (2000).

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 4: Lake Champlain Valley | Colchester (2.0 miles NNE) | Winooski (1.5 miles NE) | South Burlington (1.7 miles SE) | Lake Champlain






Vermont Events in April

SOLE Camp Registration is Open 3/11/14 - 8/1/14
SOLE Camp pairs adventure with nature. Teaching occurs through exploration and games. Campers learn what it means to be a naturalist and how they can be conservation stewards. SOLE camp is offered for ages 9-12. Camp sessions are 5 days, Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm. Campers will need a packed lunch, snack, and water bottle for each day, except Friday when we will have a cook out. Camp Sessions June 6/16 - 6/20 6.23 - 6/27 August 8/4 - 8/8 8/11 - 8/15 For more information or to RSVP contact Ashley at americorps@wvpd.org


ECHO: Earth Weeks/ MudFest 4/12/14 - 4/27/14
As sure as April showers bring May flowers, spring also signals Earth Day and Mud Season. We will be celebrating in muddy fashion with our 9th annual ECHO Earth Weeks’ MudFest. For sixteen fun-filled days we will be abuzz with muddy activities and games with our ever popular mud fling every day at 2:30 p.m. Right in the middle, we’ll have a knee-slapping “Muddy Music Festival", April 19-22, showcasing acclaimed Vermont musicians, with a headliner band on Earth Day, all produced by family-friendly Re-Bop records. Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386


ECHO: Rock Collectors Camp: Curious Crystals 4/22/14 - 4/22/14
Is Kryptonite real? Can you really turn an animal into a diamond? Come uncover the rockin’ world of geology at ECHO. Campers will learn where to find different rocks in Vermont, discover their special properties, and explore their unique uses. Ranging from fossils to flint, campers will leave each day with an awesome new rock for their home collections! For grades K - 5th. Aftercare available until 5 p.m. for an additional fee. Visit www.echovermont.org/camps or call 1-802-864-1848 x 142 for more information.


ECHO: Story Explorers: Mud 4/22/14 - 4/22/14
In celebration of Mud Fest and Earth Day, we’ll read Mud by Mary Lyn Ray. Explore a little soil science with us & groove to a muddy tune. Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386


The Human Experiment 4/22/14 - 4/22/14
The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the thousands of untested chemicals that are in our everyday products, and inside of us. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn, The Human Experiment takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers... until now. Free film screening followed by a panel discussion.


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