Ethan Allen Park



1006 North Ave, Burlington, VT Visit Website | 802-864-0123


Parking: Yes

Ethan Allen Park is an historic site, with views of the Green Mountains, Adirondacks and Lake Champlain from Ethan Allen Tower. Primarily a natural area with picnic facilities, overlook areas, and hiking trails; Ethan Allen Park also connects to the Bike Path and has a playground.

Local Motion has great trail maps here


Ethan Allen Tower is open from Mother's Day to Labor Day from 9am -sunset, weather dependent.  


13 reviews
  • June 24, 2024
    "Great place to be! Awesome playground for kiddos, beautiful quick walk up to the tower and the pinnacle is a sight to see!"
    - Vtfun
  • June 5, 2018
    "I explored Ethan Allen. I recommend this place because it was cool to run down the hill I like the wind in my face. It was cool! It was awesome to look from the tower. There is a paved trails, there is a tower and a playground. there is a good view. There is no picnic tables and I don't know if you can bike. There is a field and a place to climb. There is lots of rocks and sticks but no bathrooms. Miles"
    - For kids by kids
  • June 5, 2018
    "I recommend Ethan Allen because it's fun. it's fun because there is a park and a tower. At Ethan Allen there is not a spot to eat. There was huge field to play in and there is rocks to climb and a tower to climb. There was not a bike path and there was not any restrooms. There was a lot of rocks and sticks there to find and there is not any water. I felt happy that we got to go in the tower and climb it. Some paths are smooth and some paths have pebbles and some trails are steep. A good thing is there is shade and there is lots of trails. Something that is bad is there is a lot of mosquitos. Danae"
    - For kids by kids
  • June 5, 2018
    "I recommend this place this place because there was a tower and you could see the lake from there. There was rocks, rocky paths and skinny paths. There was more than one way to get there. I liked that we got to go to the top of the tower. I did not like that some of the roads were paved. There was a picnic table. I did not eat there. There was a huge field to play in. There was no place to climb. I did not climb. You could not bike. There was no bathroom. I never needed to go. You can collect rocks and sticks. I did not want to. I recommend this place because there is a tower. It was tall and you can go inside. There was a paved road. The tower is the tallest point in Burlington. This place is fun. Clover"
    - For kids by kids
  • June 5, 2018
    "We went to Ethan Allen Park! I recommend Ethan Allen Park! There was a huge field to play in there were tons of rocks and sticks to take home. There was no picnic tables to eat on there were no restrooms. There was a few rocks to climb. I love Ethan Allen park because it has a lot of fun adventure trails! Ethan Allen park has a castle at the top. Ethan Allen park has a really short trail to the top from the parking lot and a medium short trail from the parking lot. There is also tons and tons of mosquito! I think Ethan Allen Park is a great place to go with your school. It has an awesome playground right next to the parking lot! There is a castle at the top you can go inside it and the castle is also the highest point in all of Burlington! Reesa"
    - For kids by kids
  • June 5, 2018
    "My Feelings about Ethan Allen Park are good but at least thought it was really good when I was at the top of the tower that you can now and used as a lookout tower. some facts about Ethan Allen are There was a tower and a playground And rocks and really big rocks. So good things that benefits about Ethan Allen were there was a cool Tower in the towel had a really good view and I Ethan Allen and his soldiers made it I'm guessing. Some Some negatives are drawbacks about this place are Some Foods that you can ship on.There was no picnic tables to eat on but they were rocks to Eat on.Little Giants field to Play in In fact we played on and ourselves.Really good place to climb rocks to climb. There was no bikes allowed. There was no restroom there Fourwheel Commons I would recommend this place because you could go to the Tower. Charlie"
    - For kids by kids
  • June 5, 2018
    "I went to Ethen Allen. There are no picnic tables but you can have a picnic on a rock. There is a field to play in at the bottom of Ethen Allen. There are big rocks and trees to climb. I even tried sliding down a tree it did not feel good. We were unclear if you were allowed to bike or not. There are no restrooms. There are a good amount of rocks and sticks. Henry"
    - For kids by kids
  • May 30, 2018
    "There were rock to eat on.There is no field to play in, but you can play on the trals.There are lots of places to climb. There are lots of places to climb like trees,rocks and even a tower.There are no signs that said no biking.There are some gravel trails and some paved trails.There were no restrooms.You could go in the woods.There are branches and rocks everywhere. You could see the lake from the top of the tower. I would recommend this place for a fun time in the woods and muddy trails.I felt happy because the sun shining through the trees was so beautiful. Some facts were gravel and paved paths.There are many ways to get to the tower. Some good things are a tower, sun and shade. Some drawbacks muddy trials and slippery leaves. I would really recommend this place. Alizee"
    - For kids by kids
  • August 22, 2013
    "Family love spending the day here. The playground is perfect for children of all ages. We love hiking up to the tower pretty cool to go there on the weekend you can go inside. If you go up the trailers Pavillion to have lunch at. there Is awesome views all along the trail "
    - bluebingo
  • August 19, 2013
    "This is our favorite park for many reasons. First there is a tire swing and that is my kids favorite thing ever. Second the grounds are beautiful and last because of the trails, and tower. Make sure to visit on a weekend so you can see the view from the tower."
    - katiebug_1530
  • August 19, 2013
    "Great park for little kids. Brought my 2 and 3 12 year old boys. The walk up to the tower was perfect for them. No stroller or backpack needed. They were so excited to go in castle. Then we strolled down the paved path to the overlook park where they had a snack in the rock pavilion which they thought was great! They also really enjoyed the playground where we parked. They had never been on a tire swing. Highly recommend this park."
    - Mommy2boys
  • August 13, 2012
    "Very, very pretty paved hiking trails through the woods. This park is perfect for a walk with a stroller and a sleepy baby. I have walked for hours on these trails and enjoyed the birds, squirrels and some much needed exercise. There is a small playground at the entrance and a large open area surrounding it as well. If you go during the day, the hike to the top of the tower gives you stunning views of the surrounding area too. Well worth a visit."
    - paddlekat
  • November 9, 2011
    "If you start out at the Intervale, you can connect to Ethan Allen Park and make an even longer tour. It's flat, there are lots of loops to choose from and it's very quiet. There is one trail along the river which is particularly gorgeous."
    - mpc

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