The Champlain Islands of Vermont consist of five lakeside communities in the northwest corner of Vermont. The islands host a number of small businesses specializing in hospitality and most are owned by the person at the counter, on the phone, or behind the desk.  A series of bridges link the islands as they edge closer and closer to the Canadian border.

People have been coming to the islands for over a century for the lake experience, including boating, fishing, swimming in the warmer months and ice skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter – not to mention the peace and quiet that is enjoyed all year round. Along with lake related activity, the islands are home to many interesting features such as Harry Barber’s miniature castles and the birdhouse property.  Local heroes Ethan Allen and his brother Ira even wanted two islands named after them!

This is a perfect getaway for a day trip or an extended stay.  There is always something new to discover, and after your first visit, you’ll want to come back to explore them all!

What do you like best about the beautiful Champlain Islands?

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