Lake Champlain boating: Kayaks, yachts, and everything in between!
Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks' Great Lake, is the perfect place to launch your boat of choice. Nestled in a region surrounded by towering mountains, the middle of Lake Champlain offers outstanding views of both New York and Vermont. Bring your own boat or rent a boat from a local marina! Consider booking a scenic boat tour, or bring your canoe or kayak and launch from one of the many public launches. Lake Champlain is a boater's paradise with expansive waterways, tucked-away bays, sandy shores, and hidden places to anchor down. Boating on Lake Champlain is the perfect way to enjoy what a large Adirondack lake has to offer.
Known as an Adirondack big lake, and once considered the sixth great lake, Lake Champlain is navigable by many different types of vessels, flike sailboats, cruisers, fishing boats, and barges!
Lake Champlain facts
- Lake Champlain is 125 miles long
- The widest section of Lake Champlain is 14 miles
- The average depth of Lake Champlain is 64 feet
- The deepest spot in Lake Champlain is 400 feet, located just north of Westport, New York
- Champ lives here
Get in on the action
There's so many water sports to enjoy! Jump in and and try activities like tubing, water skiing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding and wind sailing. Relax with a panoramic paddle around the lake along the mountain backdrop of both the Adirondack and Green Mountains- Summer has never been so good!
Activities on the shore
One of the best parts about staying on the lake is the waterfront action. Take in the sun and a scenic lunch or dinner at one of the many Lake Champlain restaurants. Here you can dine and watch the boats cruise along along our harbors. After dining, browse some of the region's historic towns for shopping and book your overnight stay in a charming Lake Champlain hotel or bed and breakfast.
Lake Champlain launches and marinas
Browse listings of Lake Champlain boat launches and marinas, all including maps to help you decide on one close to your accommodations. Check back with us as we continue to add helpful insider tips and information about each launch.