Donahue Sea Caves

Donahue Sea Caves

Located off of North Avenue in Burlington, across from the Burlington High School, this 15 acre tract of land is mostly covered by a pond surrounded by a narrow band of marsh. A steep path follows the edge of a bluff down to a viewing area of the marsh where many different bird species, including blue heron and egrets, can be observed. Of interest are the limestone dolomite caves created by wave action in the Champlain Sea over 10,000 years ago. The caves can be seen from Route 127 by looking west just south of the exit for the Ethan Allen Homestead. The caves cannot be easily reached in the summer except by canoe or kayak.