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Perkins Pier in Burlington

A place I love to visit in Burlington is Perkins Pier on Lake Champlain. With views of the Adirondack Mountains in the distance, I can spend countless hours here admiring sailboats and powerboats out in the harbor and docked near the shore.

Located at the foot of King Street, this city-owned marina and park includes canoe, kayak and boat rentals, seasonal boat slips, a picnic area and playground.

Perkins Pier is named after Dr. Charles N. Perkins, a physician who was born in Burlington in 1880. Perkins was also a Burlington city alderman who was passionate about protecting Lake Champlain and making it a resource for everyone. Shortly after his death in 1959, the area – previously known as the Old Salt Dock – was renamed Perkins Pier in his honor.

I am very thankful for all of the things I have in life — my husband, my family, my friends, my job and my health. But honestly, sometimes I really wish I had a boat.

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Perkins Pier Burlington Vermont
Burlington, Chittenden County, Lake Champlain, Summer
  • Carol Mattingly
    Posted at 20:15h, 23 August Reply

    Fantastic photos. You share my love of boats, of all types. Carol

  • elvira pajarola
    Posted at 20:51h, 27 August Reply

    Carissima Erica…..just fabulous photography of a wonderful place on earth; I do love it indeed!

    ….How much I do love little boat trips too!!!!

    Enjoy your summer too, cara Erica, take care!!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

  • Rich McCrea
    Posted at 00:26h, 30 August Reply

    Howdy Erica….I have never been back east but find it so beautiful. I did have one meeting years back in Washington DC which was a very interesting place, however I only had a few hours on my own! Your photos and writing are very good


  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 01:44h, 31 August Reply

    Hi Carol — Thanks!

    Thanks Elvira! Summer went by way too fast, and I can’t believe it’s over. Hope you are doing well.

    Hi Rich — Thanks so much!

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