Paddling and Playing the Day Away in Burlington, Vermont
Families can easily agree on Perkins Pier as base camp for a day’s adventure around Burlington's waterfront. Kids love romping on the playground’s diverse and challenging equipment; parents admire the postcard setting of sailboats and distant mountains. A city bike path passes through the park, leading for several splendid, shoreline miles in either direction; a boat rental shack offers kayaks and canoes for aquatic explorations. Paddle or simply walk around the piers to one of the picturesque dockside restaurants nearby; or take the day to explore the lake’s sandy beaches and rocky ledges. Whichever direction you’ve wandered, spread a blanket on the lawn near the water upon your return. You’re in one of the best spots in the east to watch the sun go down, so don’t leave until dark.