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Swimming

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Swimming

Headed to Burlington for a week with the wife end of July. What's the best swimming spots? Up for a hike if there are some secret spots! Thanks!! Also any other fun things to do for the week would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Swimming

North Beach is the easiest place to go from Burlington for a swim. http://enjoyburlington.com/venue/north-beach/ You can walk or bike there from downtown, just go down hill to the waterfront, hang a right on the bike path and it's about a mile.

If you have bikes (or rent them), keep biking north and you'll get to the Colchester Causeway which is a bike path on an old rail bed that heads out into Lake Champlain.

There is tons of hiking in the area. What distance and difficulty level are you interested in?

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Thanks!! We are staying on apple tree point. We have bikes and could handle a good hike.

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3. Re: Swimming

Many of the homes on Appletree Point have private beach access (even if not waterfront, most the homes have deeded beach rights in common with others). From there, the closest public beach is at Leddy which is much quieter than North Beach. Both are easily reached on bike and free if you bike there (you have to pay to enter with a car).

On a nice day, hike either Mt. Mansfield or Camel's Hump. There are many options. Coming from Burlington, check out the Sunset Ridge Trail up Mt. Mansfield from Underhill State Park, or the Burrows Trail up Camel's Hump from Huntington. On a clear day, you can see all of Lake Champlain with the Adirondack Mountains of NY beyond.

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4. Re: Swimming

It's not so secret and will be busy in July (try and avoid the weekend). Take the Sterling Pond Trail starting at Smugglers Notch parking lot up to Sterling Pond. Beautiful hike and good swimming. Enjoy!

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5. Re: Swimming

Sterling Pond is a nice, but unremarkable trail, with limited views. It's also a bit of a drive from Colchester (a good 50ish minutes). A far better option is the Frost trail from the Stevensville Rd. trailhead in Underhill. Same fantastic views as Sunset Ridge, and a fraction of the foot traffic.

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