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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 July

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: Rock Collectors Camp: Awesome Arrowheads 4/25/14 - 4/25/15
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 Presents: Keva Planks: The Fusion of Art and Science 5/24/14 - 9/1/14
From architects, engineers, designers and artists to teacher and kids and adults of all ages, KEVA planks is a meaningful activity for everyone. 15,000 Keva planks ensure that there is plenty of design and creativity to go around. Every plank is identical so you spend no time searching for special pieces or connectors. Just start stacking and see where it goes. Towers can go to the ceiling. Battlefields can go wall to wall


Summer Student Scientists 7/31/14 - 7/31/14
Summer is a big time for science on the Lake! Come down to the new Research Lounge located in ECHO’s front lobby to see what research 10 different student scientists have been conducting this summer. Hear short, interactive presentations on topics ranging from zebra mussels invading Lake Champlain to how causeways affect fish movement. Presentations will be accessible to all ages, but teens and adults are encouraged to attend to see a deeper perspective of Lake Champlain.


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