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Champlain Islands, Vermont | Travel Resources

Driftwood Tours
Captain Holly Poulin offers fishing tours, trips around the islands, sunset and moonlight cruises.

Hero’s Welcome General Store
Bike and kayak rentals, café, marina, and upscale general store (groceries, gadgets, cat food, baseballs, sleigh bells, snorkels, kites, beach shoes, books, you name it).

Knight Point State Park
Former farm property; a quiet, sandy place for kids to swim, with a performing-arts venue. Canoe rentals for “remote” camping at seven primitive sites across the water on Knight Island are available.

North Hero State Park
Flatter areas of this day-use park are regularly inundated by Lake Champlain, resulting in floodplain forest species not found elsewhere in Vermont. Noted for its abundant wildlife habitat.

Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce
In North Hero, midway up the islands, with loads of info.

North Hero House
Lovely 26-room country inn and fine dining. Rooms on the water and in the main building across the street.

N. A. Durso Woodworking
Vermont furniture maker Nick Durso crafts elegant, reasonably priced wares.

Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant
Ask for a window seat for sweeping views.



Ed Weed Fish Culture Station
Large hatchery where Lake Champlain fish are raised.

Ferry Watch Inn
Lakeside B&B with stunning ferry views. Janet and Troy Wert.

Grand Isle Art Works
Terrific gallery selling works of Vermont artisans. Ellen Thompson and Jim Holzschuh. 802-378-4591;

Grand Isle Farmers Market
Saturdays only, 10–2, Route 2 in field beside St. Joseph’s Church. Also South Hero on Wednesdays at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Grand Isle State Park
Glorious park just for campers. 36 waterfront lean-to sites, 4 cozy cabins, 177 tent/trailer sites.

Hyde Log Cabin
Oldest in New England, possibly the U.S. Built in 1783 of cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde Jr., veteran of the Revolutionary War. Route 2, north of Grand Isle village.

Island Homemade Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry, move over for Patty and Gary Sundberg.

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.

Updated Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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