Make A Splash This Summer At These 6 Lakes In Vermont Ideal For Canoeing And Kayaking

Summers in Vermont are perfect for spending as much time as possible outside. In addition to hiking or hanging out on a beach, how about kayaking in Vermont or rowing a canoe on one of the stunning lakes?

Here is an overview of seven popular kayaking lakes in Vermont that have boats to rent during the summer months. Each lake is a great destination for a day trip. You can also camp nearby and spend a few days enjoying boating around the lake. Read on to learn more about your boating options and things to do in the summer in Vermont.

What is your lake for kayaking in VT? What about canoeing in VT? Let us know in the comments!

In addition to renting a boat during your stay in the Green Mountain State, consider visiting some of these gorgeous beaches.

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May 13, 2022

What is the hottest month of the year in Vermont?

Vermont is not considered (by far!) to be a hot state, as it rarely gets above 90 degrees. In fact, it is one of the coolest states in the US. But like any of the New England states, you will experience warm temperatures in the summer. With an average temp of about 79 degrees, July would be considered the hottest. And there are plenty of things to do in the summer in VT.

 What are the best waterparks in Vermont?

Vermont is certainly not known for its waterparks, either. However, you can find a few scattered across its 9,616 square miles. In Orleans County, the Jay Peak Resort is well-known for its skiing, but there is also a 50,000 square foot indoor waterpark, Pump House. And when the summer weather hits, its retractable roof opens. Among its attractions include La Chute, a waterslide with a launch capsule, a FlowRider surfing experience, and even a lazy river. Get all the details on this fun-for-all attraction. Smuggler’s Notch in Jeffersonville is another ski resort that offers up some waterpark fun. In addition to attractions like laser tag, ziplining, and mini-golf, during the summer, there are four waterslides, two hot tubs, eight outdoor heated pools, and two reservoirs available for visitors to enjoy.

What are the most beautiful lakes in Vermont?

There are over 800 lakes in the Green Mountain State. In Westmore, you’ll find the five-mile-long Lake Willoughby, the clearest lake in the state. Here, you can swim, fish, dive, and boat. You’ll even find some of the best canoeing in VT here. The south end of this glacial lake also abuts the more than 7500-acre Willoughby State Forest where you can further explore. Sharing with both New York State and the province of Quebec, Lake Champlain is Vermont’s largest lake, with 587 miles of shoreline. And that means that there is plenty to do along it. If you’re looking for kayaking in VT, canoeing in VT, or other boating, check out the several lovely states parks attached to the lake, such as Knight Island State Park.