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Auer Family Boathouse

3181 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408-2104
+1 802-862-9840
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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... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Dan N
Unique, unmissible, great place for a rest.

It's a boathouse at end of a rutted road OR direct ramp off the Burlington bike path (look out for... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
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3181 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408-2104
+1 802-862-9840
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank Dan N
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...More

Thank robofw9
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...More

2  Thank Barbara G
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...More

1  Thank Straits_Area_Tour_Co
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...More

5  Thank RockingGiraffe
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....More

2  Thank Taylor K
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...More

1  Thank Glenntherestranteur
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.

Thank EJL545
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...More

2  Thank swimminggirl57
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.

4  Thank Nmcleveland
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