Vermont November 02, 2016
The Lighthouse Road Trip On The Vermont Coast That’s Dreamily Beautiful
In northern Vermont on Lake Champlain you can find a few little gems that make it worth taking a lighthouse road trip. For those that can’t be seen from the shore, the
Spirit of Ethan Allen has sightseeing cruises that show you Vermont from a different direction. Enjoy this lighthouse road trip in VT!
to find these lighthouses in Vermont.
Windmill Point Lighthouse in Alburgh.
This lighthouse is part of a private home but easy to view from the public road. Constructed in 1858, it is the northernmost lighthouse on Lake Champlain. It was inactivated in 1931 but became the first lighthouse to return to active service on Lake Champlain when it was relit August 7, 2002 which just happens to be National Lighthouse Day.
Isle La Motte Lighthouse on Isle La Motte.
This lighthouse is best known for its pinkish color. Originally, this lighthouse was just a light which was placed here as early as 1829. Some sources state it was initially a lantern simply hung in a tree, but all agree that it was soon hung in an upper story window of a stone house which is still standing today.
Juniper Island Light on Juniper Island in South Burlington.
It's only fitting to feature a historical photo of this lighthouse as it is the oldest surviving cast iron lighthouse in the United States. The island is privately owned and is not open to the public and is best seen by boat. The Spirit of Ethan Allen III passes close by.
Burlington Breakwater Lights - North Tower in Burlington.
Burlington Breakwater Lights - South Tower in Burlington.
While both of the Burlington Breakwater lighthouses are not accessible to the public, they can be seen distantly from shore and closer views are available from sightseeing cruises.
While you're checking out these lighthouses be sure to take in the scene from the Lake Champlain waterfront as the sun sets over the Adirondack Mountains.
Colchester Reef Lighthouse in Shelburne.
This lighthouse was moved from Lake Champlain to the Shelburne Museum in 1952. You'll find all sorts of beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects at this lovely museum with 39 buildings, 20 gardens and located on 45 stunning acres.
While you’re in the Burlington area, why not take a detour on another road trip through
Vermont’s most haunted neighborhood.