Water Activities

At 120-miles long and up to 12 miles wide, with 71 islands, ancient reefs and Revolutionary War remnants, Lake Champlain is big enough and diverse enough you’ll keep coming back, whether you’re on board for the day, or a week. Explore Vermont’s Inland Sea and the Lake Champlain Islands, an archipelago in northern Vermont with pristine shoreline, well-protected harbors, and dockages with access to historic and whimsical general stores like Hero’s Welcome in North Hero.

On glassy days, the lake is a water skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding playground, but kitesurfers, windsurfers, and sailors thrill when the winds pick up. The shoreline is a delightful mix of sand and shale beaches, several of which are accessible by bike along the Island Line Trail.

And don’t forget about the region’s other waterways. Champlain is unparalleled, but each of the smaller lakes, ponds, and rivers offer a more intimate paddle and a chance to explore.

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