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Champlain Islands, Vermont | Travel Resources

Champlain Islands, Vermont | Travel Resources
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Goodsell Ridge Preserve
Visitor center and museum for Chazy Fossil Reef. Seven discovery trails.
802-928-3364; ilmpt.org/ilmpt/Visitor_Center.htmlRuthcliffe 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

Driftwood Tours
Captain Holly Poulin offers fishing tours, trips around the islands, sunset and moonlight cruises.
802-373-0022;
northherohouse.com/activities/boat-tours-captain-holly

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).
802-372-4161; heroswelcome.com

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.
802-372-8389; vtstateparks.com/htm/knightpoint.htm

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.
802-372-8727; vtstateparks.com/htm/northhero.htm

Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce
In North Hero, midway up the islands, with loads of info.
802-372-8400; champlainislands.com

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