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    • What's New This Summer at 16 Burlington Waterfront Spots?
    • What's New This Summer at 16 Burlington Waterfront Spots?

      It's hard to imagine that the curving Lake Champlain shoreline of Burlington Bay was once littered with oil tanks, industrial barges, timber and pollution-spewing smokestacks. A few remnants of the working harbor remain, but the stretch between Rock Point and Oakledge Park is increasingly a place for recreation, restaurants and pleasure boating. Some 30 years after the City of Burlington used the public trust doctrine to win a court battle and reclaim big chunks of the waterfront from the railroad, its transformation continues. Here's a look at pending and possible changes, large and small, along the 4.5-mile lakeside stretch. Changes include North Beach improvements, new bike path construction (and exercise stations), a brand new sailing center, more paid parking and marina construction.
    • The Great Outdoors
    • The Great Outdoors

      Navigating the Great Outdoors Spots for Winter Fun Spots for Summer-ish Fun Outdoor Stores Between the lakes, the mountains and that fresh, crisp air,…

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