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Champlain Islands, Vermont | Travel Resources

Champlain Islands, Vermont | Travel Resources
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Kayak TripIsland by island, here’s a sampling of the unspoiled Champlain Islands in Vermont: little shopping and no souvenirs; plenty of fresh water, farms, and fields. Rent a bike or kayak and you can’t go wrong.

• Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce
champlainislands.com

• Island Line Trail
islandlinetrail.org

• Lake Champlain Bikeways
champlainbikeways.org

• Lake Champlain Byway
lakechamplainbyway.com

ALBURGH (and across the border into Quebec)

Alburg Dunes State Park
At 3,200 feet, the longest sandy beach on the lake, with twisty trees and driftwood. Watch carefully for signs.
802-796-4170; vtstateparks.com/htm/alburg.htm

Alburg Golf Links
The only 18-holer on the islands, with views of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains. Clubhouse overlooks the bay.
802-796-3586; alburggolflinks.com

Fromagerie Kaiser
Amazing cheese and the flavor of France just over the border.
450-294-2207; fkaiser.com

Ransom Bay Inn & Restaurant
Historic 1795 stone inn with four guestrooms and dining. Richard and Loraine Walker.
802-796-3399; ransombayinn.com

ISLE LA MOTTE

Fisk Farm
Fisk Mansion, two historic cottages for rent, art shows, music in the restored barn, and Sunday-afternoon tea in July and August. Linda Fitch. 802-928-3364; fiskfarm.com

Fisk Quarry Preserve
The Isle La Motte Preservation Trust maintains the quarry site and 480-million-year-old Chazy Fossil Reef.
802-928-3364;
ilmpt.org/ilmpt/The_Chazy_Reef_on_Isle_La_Motte.html

Goodsell Ridge Preserve
Visitor center and museum for Chazy Fossil Reef. Seven discovery trails.
802-928-3364; ilmpt.org/ilmpt/Visitor_Center.html

Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant
Don’t be fooled by the camp-park approach; once you’re on the other side, the views from this B&B are incredible. Apparently the pasta is, too.
802-928-3200; ruthcliffe.com

Saint Anne’s Shrine
Opposite the shore where Samuel de Champlain first set foot in Vermont in 1609, this open-air Victorian chapel marks the site of Vermont’s first settlement in 1666. Opens mid-May.
802-928-3362; saintannesshrine.org

South End Café & Hall Home Place Ice Cider
Seasonal light fare. Monday, Wednesday–Saturday 7–2,
Sunday 8–2.
802-928-3091; hallhomeplace.com

 

NORTH HERO

Aqua Vista Cabins
Charming, beautifully kept vintage cabins on the water, with great views.
802-372-6628

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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