Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
If you enjoy being active and outside, then you’ll love living in Vermont. As the seasons evolve throughout the year, a tremendous variety of activities presents itself and contributes to Vermont’s healthy lifestyle.
In the winter, Vermonters have access to some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in the world. Many areas offer special season pass deals for students and residents and within roughly an hour, you can find yourself on the slopes of famous resorts like Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Jay Peak, to name just a few. Cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and riding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ice fishing and snowmobiling are all popular activities and are easily accessible from Burlington.
In the fall, Vermont’s spectacular foliage arrives as the hills come alive with color. And in summer, Vermont offers some of the nicest weather you’ll find anywhere.
Down on Burlington’s waterfront, Lake Champlain is America’s largest lake outside of the Great Lakes and is a great spot to fish, sail, kayak and swim. Burlington offers a Community Sailing Center where you can rent a variety of boats and the city’s bike path stretches along the shore for miles. In fact, Vermont is considered a cyclist’s paradise for road and mountain bikers alike. Burlington also hosts a large annual marathon and several triathlons are held in the area. And, of course, the Green Mountains offer countless hikes across the roof of Vermont.
When you take it all together, you begin to understand why so many people are passionate about being outdoors in Vermont. There’s always something new here to experience — you just need to get out there and give it a try.