- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
Lake Champlain may be best-known as the 6th largest fresh water lake in the United States, but it should come as no surprise that its fabulous location lends itself to plethora outdoor activites.
When you’re not on the water, the region boasts six golf courses and hundreds of miles of Lake Champlain biking and hiking trails. For cyclists, the Champlain Valley offers rolling hills roads and unbeatable scenery that attracts riders from around the world. If you prefer hiking, we recommend scaling one of the mountains surrounding the lake to enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Champlain, historic forts, and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
For birders, don't miss the largest birding trail in North America. It winds along the Lake Champlain Basin, which is within the Atlantic Flyway. During spring and fall migrations it is a premier spot to watch migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, hawks and songbirds.
In summer, adventure-seekers and beach-goers come to Lake Champlain for endless fun, boating, swimming, sailing, kayaking, water-skiing and fishing to name a few. The lake offers several full-service marinas and launch sites, so it's easy to bring your boat and take a ride, or book a guided cruise and enjoy the scenery. Getting out on the water is a great way to take in the breathtaking views of the Green and Adirondack Mountains sheltering Lake Champlain.