We spent the first week of August in Burlington, VT for our family vacation. I was worried about the summer heat, but we got lucky and the weather was perfect. We spent our mornings hiking, kayaking, and biking, taking advantage of the cool lake breeze. Afternoons were spent having lunch outside, topped off with the occasional maple creemee and a well deserved pint for me.
On one of our slower days we took a trip to the Shelburne Museum which I highly recommend if you are in the area. The museum features many rescued relics from all over Vermont, including the Steamboat Ticonderoga, a covered bridge, and many historic buildings rescued and moved to the museum. One of my favorite exhibits was the General Store which was stocked to the brim with items you would see in a Sears Catalog from the 1800’s.
If you like beaches, you will enjoy North Beach Park. We rented our Kayaks there and explored the rocky shoreline around Lone Rock Point. If the kids were not with us, we probably would have spent a day at the beach relaxing.
The other big highlight of the trip was a 23 mile bike ride along the Burlington Greenway, across the Lake Champlain Causeway. We hopped on the Local Motion Bike Ferry to go to South Hero for lunch at The Hive Cafe. The rented bike I wound up with was not ideal, but there are only a few hills to navigate.
For photos, I brought along the Fujifilm X100V, Panasonic GX85 and the Fujifilm W3 3D. The X100V was a great camera for walking around with all day slung over my shoulder. I used the built in ND filter a few times, and later forgot that it was still on… I wish it turned off when the camera went to sleep.
The Panasonic GX85 is a great camera for action and telephoto shots. I used the 12-32mm pancake lens for shots like in the Kayak below. The woodpecker shot was taken with the Panasonic 100-300mm lens which has become my go-to lens for telephoto shots. I love the Micro 4/3rds system for the compact size and image stabilization… I just wish they would come out with a new updated bsi sensor with higher resolution.
Enjoy the photos and let me know if you have any questions! – Sean