Champlain Islands

Basking in the sun on the bow of the Grand Isle ferry or driving across one of the scenic causeways or bridges that connect us to the mainland. There are a few ways to get here, each its own unforgettable introduction to the Lake Champlain Islands. Nestled between Vermont’s Green Mountains and the Adirondacks of New York, the Islands sit below the Canadian border amidst the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States. They are 30 miles long, with five historic villages along the Byway, and all the fun and recreation you desire, as well as the solitude you crave.

See the apple blossoms bloom in the spring. Enjoy boating, biking, and beaches come summertime. Apple picking and leaf-peeping are some of fall’s favorite activities. Or visit in the winter for ice fishing and lake skating. There are historic sites, lakeside inns and cottages, and several marinas.The Islands also host five Vermont State Parks providing ample camping opportunities

Alburgh, on the Canadian border, has a unique sand dune system with one of the longest beaches on Lake Champlain, along with numerous areas to go fishing. Isle La Motte is rich with natural and human history with the statue of Samuel de Champlain marks his landing in 1609 and a 20 acre nature reserve that protects outcroppings of the 480 million year old Chazy Fossil Reef to name a few stops in town.  . North Hero has lakeside inns with fine dining and outdoor theater. Grand Isle’s Hyde Log Cabin is Vermont’s oldest, and South Hero’s apple orchards and vineyards are open in season. The Lake Champlain Islands welcome you season after season, whether you are entering the Byway from Québec, or coming North from Burlington.

Welcome to the Lake Champlain Islands. It’s good to be here.

Interactive Map & Additional Visitor Information

Use our Interactive Map and then zoom to “Champlain Islands” in the upper right.

You can explore additional visitor information from our partners at the Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation »