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Auer Family Boathouse

3181 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408-2104
+1 802-862-9840
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Charlie is a Vermont original....visit this slice of old time fun before it's gone!

Rent a kayak or a canoe from Charlie for a paddle on the beautiful Winooski River, then on your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Great throwback to days gone by

Rented a couple of kayaks to take a trip on the lake and river and we decided to avoid the big... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rich Z
Syracuse, New York, United States
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3181 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408-2104
+1 802-862-9840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rent a kayak or a canoe from Charlie for a paddle on the beautiful Winooski River, then on your return have a cool beverage and a chat with Charlie and his cool beagle. Just great old time fun. This place is frozen in time (~...More

Thank b0neill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rented a couple of kayaks to take a trip on the lake and river and we decided to avoid the big popular places that we found first on the web. My companion found this little gem and it was great experience. A visit here will...More

Thank Rich Z
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family and I were biking on the bike path and stopped here for a burger and candy. The kids loved the nostalgia and simplicity of such a place. They imagined what things were like back in the day when things were simpler than they...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a boathouse at end of a rutted road OR direct ramp off the Burlington bike path (look out for small sign just before the metal river bridge). Sells soda, ice cream, candy for very small prices: bring change or small bills. Then just sit...More

Thank robofw9
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Just before the Winooski River crossing of the Burlington Bike Trail, simple drinks, snacks, and boat rentals. This place has stood for many years 70+. I started my bike ride today at Leddy Park in Burlington due to the heat. Rode up to Charlie's rented...More

2  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I moved to Burlington a few years back and lived just a couple blocks from the boathouse. Charlie was one of the first people we met when arriving in town from Michigan. What a wonderful man and a great place. Thank you...More

1  Thank Straits_Area_Tour_Co
Reviewed 12 February 2015

If you are traveling the bike path and would like a cold drink, roll down to the Auer Family Boathouse and say hello to Charlie and Christine. This is not a tourist destination, this is just a quaint spot, run by people with hearts of...More

5  Thank RockingGiraffe
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This funky old boat house stands just a few yards off the bike path as it nears the bridge over the Winooski River. One can rent boats, buy fishing gear and bait and the like, and some food: hot dogs, burgers, chips, candy, soda etc....More

2  Thank Taylor K
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Great place on the Burlington Bike Path at the mouth of the Winooski River on Lake Champlain. A throwback to another era, with brother sister owners who can tell you stories till the cows come home. Oh, and they also rent boats, yaks, and serve...More

1  Thank Glenntherestranteur
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is a nice stop along the bike path in Burlington, VT. Historic. A place to pick up an inexpensive drink or snack and take a little rest.

Thank EJL545
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