Welcome to Lake Champlain

Welcome to Lake Champlain

Jack Frost has returned bringing with him the promise of winter fun. We invite you to come take advantage of the many opportunities that only our winter season brings.

Step into a snowglobe

With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own — but we have to admit, there's something extra magical about winter along the coast. Strap on your crampons, snowshoes, or cross-country skis and head outside to discover enchanting forests and fields bathed in shades of white from fresh fallen snow. There's nothing quite like the peaceful experience of moving through nature with the sound of snow crunching underfoot. Check out our suggestions to help you choose the ideal trail.

History buffs take note

Consider exploring our 18th-century fort ruins during the winter. The Crown Point State Historic Site grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. There is a well marked cross-country ski trail that winds its way through the site’s 500 acres and offers breathtaking scenery.

Fun for the family

Book a winter tour at Ausable Chasm. Guides are prepared to outfit you with the appropriate gear for conditions and lead you into the depths of the chasm for some phenomenal winter-only experiences. See spectacular ice formations, 100-foot icicles, and ice-covered trees sparkling like diamonds, while listening to the thunderous echoes of the Ausable River. The chasm in winter is a photographer’s dream and special photo tours with their resident photographer are also available.

Of course, that's just where the fun starts. Explore more fun family ideas!

Ice is nice!

Many of our lakeshore communities offer maintained public ice skating rinks, or, with the right conditions, our lakes and ponds become natural rinks with the option of doing a little fishing too.  Local bait and tackle shops can provide the most up-to-date information on lake and pond ice fishing conditions and what seems to be biting and where, and they can supply you with the best bait for your target catch, the right gear, and even a guide. 

Unwind and dine!

After a day outside in the crisp fresh air, you will appreciate our dining options and the opportunity to sip a hot beverage in front of a warm fireplace.  Many of our unique lodging properties will have a fire waiting for you too. From cozy, posh B&Bs to historical inns, there is a wide selection to choose from that will offer you a warm, winter welcome.