When people think of Vermont, they imagine the farms, mountains and covered bridges well before images of islands come to mind. However, Vermont has a few islands – some privately owned and others popular summer destinations, and one is nothing more than a rock. Check out these islands in Vermont and start adding to your summer bucket list. These are some beautiful spots in Vermont that you don’t want to miss!
1. Cedar Island
This privately owned 10-acre island is only accessible by boat and can be found about 2 miles north of the Sand Bar Bridge.
2. Garden Island
If you are looking for an unforgettable summer experience, take a closer look at Garden Island. It's truly a one-of-a-kind place.
3. Grand Isle
Grand Isle is the largest island in Lake Champlain with just over 30 square miles. The views of Grand Isle are gorgeous, but the view from the island toward the mainland is also not to be missed.
While on Grand Isle, don't miss Harry Barber's miniature castles located in South Hero.
4. Isle La Motte
About 500 people live on this northern island, but you can expect that number to skyrocket with tourists during the summer months. This lighthouse on Isle La Motte is one of many located on Lake Champlain and is best known for its pink coloring.
5. Juniper Island
A view of Juniper Island with the mountain range in the background. The lighthouse on the island, although not in use, is the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the country.
6. Neshobe Island
Neshobe Island, located on Lake Bomoseen in Castleton, is perhaps best known for its association with the Algonquin Round Table. Fiction novelist Charles Bracket wrote a novel in 1934 titled Entirely Surrounded, which was an account of life on the island during the Round Table times.
7. North Hero
Pictured are the flags waving on North Hero's general store which is cleverly called "Heros Welcome." The island was named after Vermont's hero Ethan Allen and while the population is less than 1,000 people, you can expect the number of visitors to skyrocket each summer. We can't say we blame them.
8. Rock Island
This little rock is what makes up the official Rock Island. If you look closely, you'll see a seagull sitting on the rock, which should show you the scale of the size. Juniper Island is visible in the background.
9. Sunset Island
The caretaker of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse used the island property (now privately owned) for farming. The lighthouse was moved to the Shelburne Museum in 1956.
10. Burton Island
If you like camping, water activities, and gorgeous sunsets, be sure to plan a trip to Burton Island. This is a Vermont bucket list place for sure!
Have you been to any of these? Be sure to tell us in the comments what you thought!