Located on the east shore of Lake Champlain, with the Green Mountains on
the east and Adirondack mountains on the west, Burlington, Vermont's
largest "city" with a population about forty thousand, is one of the
most enjoyable towns in New England. Burlington has been ranked as one
of the "hippest arts towns in America" by John Villani in his book "The
100 Best Small Art Towns" in 1997. Burlington is the definitive
youthful, outward-looking university town. It's one of the few American
cities to offer something approaching a café culture, with a downtown
you can stroll around on foot, especially around the Church Street
Marketplace (in walking distance from the
symposium hotel), and plenty of open-air terraces. In addition to its
historical and artistic attractions, the Lake Champlain Valley is home to
a number of festivals, craft fairs, tours, antique shops, sporting events,
outdoor recreation, great dining and more!
Burlington International Airport (4
miles from symposium hotel) offers frequent daily direct
flights to/from New York (300 miles), Boston (200 miles),
Washington DC (500 miles), and many other cities. The
symposium hotel provides a courtesy shuttle. Use the
telephone located in the baggage claim area.
The Burlington weather in June is enjoyable, averaging
55-77F (or 13-25C).