The first important industry of the state was "rafting" lumber from Vermont through Lake Champlain and the Richelieu and St Lawrence rivers to Quebec. Burlington became a great lumber market for a trade moving in the direction of Boston after the Richelieu river was blocked to navigation and railway transportation began, and in 1882 Burlington was the third lumber centre in the United States.
Hiking and rafting are among the most popular things to do here.
The city lies where the desert meets the mountains, with many hiking, mountain biking, golfing and river rafting opportunities.
abseiling, caving, rafting and orienteering.
abseiling off jungle waterfalls or some bamboo rafting?