Wednesday, November 18, 2015

South Burlington, VT 1000+ Photos - Top 5 Things to Do Outdoors

     South Burlington
                                                                      Outdoor Photo Guide

Nowland Farm Road,
site of Underwood Natural Area.

Images of South Burlington, VT. Photo Gallery for tourism & residents.


Photos of South Burlington natural areas, neighborhoods, birds, flowers, community events.


My son Matthew, stands next to
Whale Tails in South Burlington, VT. 


The Top 5 things to do outdoors in South Burlington, VT. photo gallery.

Best family outdoor activities in South Burlington, VT. 

Photos of South Burlington A walking neighborhood-NaturalAreas -Farmer's Market-Birds-BackyardFlowers . See over 1000 community photos. Select and open photo postings (click on hyperlinks) listed below.

South Burlington Tourism: Best of South Burlington, Vermont Vacations. 

Discover South Burlington - Green, Clean, and Community!

Neighborhood homes/yards.      
South Burlington

Chamberlin neighborhood Issue #1#2 Lawn ornaments, unique sheds... # 3 Our neighborhood is a sweet pot of honey to taste#4 A walking neighborhood,  #5 Flag Day#6 Flower and Vegetable gardensIssue # 7 Exquisite flower garden

What is a community neighborhood?  Excerpt: The more I bike and walk, the more I see others biking and walking, and gardening, and eager to chat, real neighborly-like. I am only now finding folks of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interest just around the corner from me. The only invite required to step into this sense of community is to take a walk and say hello to someone you see on the way.

     Every neighborhood has a story. My SB Walk Around the Block photo series is an attempt to capture some of the essence of our South Burlington communities. 

South Burlington 

Awasiwi Trail (Feb), Centennial Brook (Feb 2015), Winooski Gorge Overlooks Park (Feb)Dumont Park (Oct)Rock Cairns on SB Bike Path  
Stop, look, and Listen - Nature will astound you. ~Bernie


Think outside, no box required ~Sierra Club

Farmer's Markets

South Burlington 

Community Events

South Burlington
music, food, games / crafts, exhibitions,   
  rain barrel workshopGreenUp Day 2016 GreenUp Day 2015,
Green Up Day 2014Green Up Day 2013, Green Up Day 2012 *Green Up Day is a SB & VT family tradition.

Machia Wilderness Camp The goal of the Machia Wilderness (Nature Day camp) Camp is to introduce youth to the outdoor experience; To learn the life skills needed to survive in nature and learn to be productive keepers of  the earth. Campers are challenged to carry their learned skills into everyday life, and teach others what they have learned.


Backyardflowers by Month - June (Spotlight on pink zinnias & Monarch butterfly's)

Select more backyard flower photos by month below

Natural Areas Seasonal hikes/walks
BTV Bike Path/Island Line Trail (Oct - Lake Champlain Sunset)

Photos by Bernie Paquette (including postings above).

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera      ~ Dorthea Lange

South Burlington Photo Guide: 5 Top Outdoor things to do in South Burlington, VT.

What is the magic of South Burlington? Some (myself included) would say the SB magic can be found outdoors.  Walk any of the neighborhoods-each has a unique story to tell. Explore the natural areas in every season-they hold mysteries and wonders abound. Visit the weekly Farmer's market-get to know your food producers. Join community events-at the library/school/city hall-meet folks of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interest. Notice the birds and flowers up close and in detail, outdoor nature will astound you.

Community members will welcome you! So get out and count the snowflakes, and say hello to the next person you see walking down the street.

Re-discover the best of outdoors in SB!

Amenities Descriptions
Red Rocks Park: 700 feet of Lake Champlain waterfront w/beach, 2.5 miles of trails, scenic overlook.
Wheeler Nature Park: 140 acres,  Trail Map
Underwood Park: 60.7 acres. 
Muddy Brook Wetland Reserve: 48.8 acres
Muddy Brook Natural Area: 27.5 acres
Winooski Gorge:
Centennial Woods Natural Area: 70 acres
Woodside Natural Area: 58 acres, 1.1 mile loop trail, good birding site.
Colchester Pond: 182 acre pond, 2 1/2 mile trail, good birding site.
Island Line Trail -BTV Bike Path/Colchester bike path/Causeway: 24.5 miles Map. Other bike trails in Vermont.

Wheeler Park description (PDF)
City of South Burlington official web page.
The Other Paper - South Burlington community newspaper (weekly).
Whale Tails (Wikipedia)
Whale Tails (Roadside America)
Whale Tails (Lake Champlain Life)
Directions to Whale Tail foot path.

Wikipedia: South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. With an estimated population of 18,743 people in 2014, it is the second largest city in Vermont and is home to the headquartes of Ben & Jerry's.  

It is composed of multiple sets of suburban neighborhoods and a commercial center, which is in the process of being converted to a downtown along Market Street. The city borders Lake Champlain and has a public park and beach, "Red Rocks", along with other public parks.
Bernie publishes commentary and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community.