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Address: 3181 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408-2104
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Great family visit as things were long ago

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 are today.

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Thank Dan N
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 and RELAX. The views are great over the river and lake. You can watch kids... More 

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Thank robofw9
Burlington, Vermont
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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 a Kayack, enjoyed the lake, had a snack, and visited with Charlie, one of Burlington's... More 

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2 Thank RealityBarbie
Mackinac Island, Michigan
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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 so much for your hospitality and to anyone visiting the area it is a must... More 

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1 Thank Straits_Area_Tour_Co
Burlington, Vermont
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 gold. Sit at the picnic table and chat, swing on the hanging bench, roll up... More 

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5 Thank RockingGiraffe
San Diego, California
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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. Munching a snack while sitting on the porch swing or picnic tables and looking out... More 

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2 Thank Taylor K
Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 lunch, bevies etc.

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1 Thank Glenntherestranteur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

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Thank EJL545
Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Charlie and his sister, Christine, still own the boathouse that has been in their family for ages. I cannot believe that it took us so many years of living in this area to go check it out! Charlie's a delight, the parking and launching fees are very reasonable, and it's a great spot to sit and gaze at the lake.... More 

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2 Thank swimminggirl57
Burlington
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We are trying to do "tourist" stuff in our area and visited the boathouse. Based on the reviews I thought it would be great but I just wasnt impressed. We quickly moved on.

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