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Burlington, VT (University of Vermont)

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College towns don’t get more scenic than Burlington, where a 7.5-mile bike path on old
railroad beds provides wind-riffled views of Lake Champlain. It’s understandable, then, that
outdoor activities figure prominently here. Rent a kayak from Umiak to explore bays fringed with pines, or hike
Burrow’s Trail to the summit of nearby Camel’s Hump, whose bald-faced 4,083-foot summit
offers living-map panoramas.

Local Taste: Dine on local delicacies at the Green Room, which offers locavore favorites like
Vermont lamb braised with green peppercorns.

America's Coolest College Towns

Burlington, VT (University of Vermont)

College towns don’t get more scenic than Burlington, where a 7.5-mile bike path on old
railroad beds provides wind-riffled views of Lake Champlain. It’s understandable, then, that
outdoor activities figure prominently here. Rent a kayak from Umiak to explore bays fringed with pines, or hike
Burrow’s Trail to the summit of nearby Camel’s Hump, whose bald-faced 4,083-foot summit
offers living-map panoramas.

Local Taste: Dine on local delicacies at the Green Room, which offers locavore favorites like
Vermont lamb braised with green peppercorns.

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America's Coolest College Towns

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