Outdoor Activities

Lake Champlain is the 6th largest fresh water lake in the United States, some would argue a 6th Great Lake, so it's no surprise that the region is bustling with water-sports and outdoor activities.  

On the Water

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.

Along the shore

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. 

This Valley is for birding

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. 

Boating on the Lake

Visitors can find several marinas in the area with slips available for overnight docking or day trips.

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