Preservation Burlington: Cycle the City - Discover Historic Burlington
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Host Ron Wanamaker speaks with Nic Anderson of the Bulrington Planning and Zoning Department and Chapin Spencer, Executive Director of Local Motion, on Discover Historic Burlington - Cycle the City is The Best Way to Explore the Queen City
This exciting, self-guided, clockwise loop showcases the history, culture, and natural splendor of Burlington, Vermont—one of the loveliest cities in America, and the jewel of northern New England.
The loop will take you along spectacular Lake Champlain following the Island Line Trail commonly known as the Burlington Bike Path with sweeping vistas of the Adirondack Mountains. Heading west you ascend through a historic park and head into (or around via the paved route) the richly scenic Winooski River Valley and unpaved Intervale, a rich floodplain that is home to historic structures, wild animals and working farms.
The loop also passes through some of Burlington’s most architecturally interesting and beautiful areas such as the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College neighborhoods. UVM is one of New England’s oldest colleges, and its landmark architecture reflects that long history. Cycle the City also takes you through many different residential neighborhoods, from the post-World War II suburban streets of the New North End, to the older housing in the Old North End and the stately 19th-century mansions in the Hill Section. Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington.