Often called the Sixth Great Lake, there isn’t much that you can’t do in a boat on Champlain. The fishing is legendary and the sailing is supreme. With Marinas dotting the coast from Canada southward, there are also plenty of places to restock supplies and fuel up. Better yet, rent a slip for a night walk to farm-to-table eateries and award-winning local microbreweries and distillery tasting rooms, or stop for a creemee at a waterfront ice cream stand. 

If you’re excited to get out on the lake but don’t own a boat, rent from Lake Champlain’s Community Sailing Center, for a quiet and comfortable private cruise, try Cruise Lake Champlain aboard their classic motor yacht Loon, or book a charter for the day with Whistling Man Schooner. And don’t forget the Spirit of Ethan Allen cruises for larger groups. There’s no better way to take in a Champlain sunset!


Maple Open House is a great opportunity to meet and connect with Vermont’s Maple Sugar Makers. The doors to sugar shacks from across the region will be open for observation, education, and…