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BTV — Summer 2017 

click to enlarge NATHANAEL ASARO
  • Nathanael Asaro

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Welcome to Burlington — and Vermont

We're delighted to have you! BTV: The Burlington International Airport Quarterly is a bilingual magazine — translated into French for our Québécois visitors — that highlights Vermont's recreational, cultural and dining scenes according to the season.

This issue is a celebration of Vermont's short but sweet summer. Lake Champlain comes alive this time of year as the center of warm-weather activity; we'll tell you how to best experience its waters by skimming the surface with a paddle in hand or diving deep below the waves to see some historic shipwrecks. From foodie walking tours to baseball games to concerts outdoors and in, we'll present you with some exciting options for what to eat, see and hear in and around Burlington, too.

Or, if you're just passing through Vermont, we hope this issue convinces you to return for a longer stay! Use this magazine, too, as a guide to the airport and on-the-ground transportation options.

While you're waiting for takeoff, the Burlington International Airport aims to make your stay a pleasant one. Please have a look around and enjoy its amenities and services, including a yoga space, breastfeeding rooms, charging stations, free Wi-Fi and local art. Locavore crêperie the Skinny Pancake now has café locations before and after security to keep you happily fed whether you're coming or going.

We thank you for flying BTV and hope you'll come back to see us soon. Let the beautiful city of Burlington and state of Vermont amaze you.

Signs of the Season

click to enlarge MATTHEW THORSEN
  • Matthew Thorsen

Summertime brings the seasonal rebirth of Vermont's beloved snack shacks, which can be found lakeside as well as deep in the mountains. Do like the locals and order a creemee from Burlington Bay Market & Café — "creemee" is Vermont's extra-creamy version of soft-serve ice cream. 

Lake Champlain doesn't have the wind and waves that coastal surfers take for granted, but it's a hot spot for the flat-water alternative: standup paddleboarding. Leave the shore behind and glide across the serene surface with a rental, lesson or tour from Paddlesurf Champlain, located at Burlington's Oakledge Park.

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Colorful sunsets over the lake are a nightly spectacle, but it doesn't get prettier than Burlington's Independence Day Celebration held (a day early) on July 3. Ooh and aah over after-dark fireworks — plus live music, food vendors and street performers — at this patriotic party along the waterfront. 


Welcome to Burlington — and Vermont

click to enlarge NATHANAEL ASARO
  • Nathanael Asaro

Nous sommes ravis de vous accueillir! BTV : Le bulletin trimestriel de l'Aéroport international de Burlington est un magazine bilingue, traduit en français pour nos amis québécois, qui met en valeur les attraits récréatifs, culturels et culinaires du Vermont, selon la saison.

Ce numéro porte sur l'été au Vermont, une saison qui, même si elle est courte, présente bien des attraits. Le lac Champlain est alors très animé, car il devient le centre de toutes sortes d'activités pratiquées par beau temps; nous vous proposerons des idées pour en profiter, soit en surface dans une embarcation, soit en plongée à la découverte d'épaves historiques. Depuis les promenades à pied sur le thème de la gastronomie jusqu'aux parties de baseball et aux concerts en plein air, nous vous présenterons aussi toutes sortes d'idées de choses à faire et à voir à Burlington et dans les environs, ainsi que d'endroits où aller manger.

Si vous ne faites que passer, nous espérons que ce numéro vous convaincra de revenir pour un plus long séjour! Utilisez également ce magazine pour vous orienter dans l'aéroport et guider vos choix de transport terrestre.

L'Aéroport international de Burlington tient à rendre votre attente aussi agréable que possible. N'hésitez pas à faire le tour des installations et à profiter des nombreux services : studio de yoga, salles d'allaitement, bornes de recharge, Wi-Fi gratuit et art local. La crêperie locavore Skinny Pancake est maintenant présente avant et après la sécurité pour que vous puissiez vous restaurer à l'arrivée comme au départ.

Nous vous remercions d'avoir choisi BTV et espérons vous revoir bientôt. La ville de Burlington et l'État du Vermont sauront vous surprendre par leurs splendeurs.

Signs of the Season

click to enlarge MATTHEW THORSEN
  • Matthew Thorsen

L'été est synonyme de réouverture des très populaires casse-croûtes du Vermont le long du lac et dans les montagnes. Faites comme les habitants du coin et commandez un cornet de "creemee" au Burlington Bay Market & Café — la "creemee" est une crème glacée extramolle typique du Vermont.

Le lac Champlain n'offre pas les vents et les vagues dont les surfeurs de l'océan ont l'habitude, mais c'est un plan d'eau idéal pour la planche à pagaie, activité de rechange en eau calme. Quittez la rive et glissez sur les eaux lisses du lac sur une planche en location, dans le cadre d'une leçon ou bien lors d'une excursion proposée par Paddlesurf Champlain, qui se trouve au parc Oakledge, à Burlington. 

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Les couchers de soleil sur le lac constituent un magnifique spectacle quotidien, mais rien ne dépasse les festivités du Jour de l'indépendance qui ont lieu le 3 juillet (un jour à l'avance). Les feux d'artifice, une fois le soir tombé, sont une merveille, et une grande fête a lieu au bord du lac, avec concerts et spectacles en plein air, ainsi que kiosques alimentaires. 


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