Lake Champlain Islands Vacation Rentals
Scattered through the sixth largest lake in the world, the Lake Champlain Islands are the ideal vacation destination for anyone looking to relax in a serene and peaceful environment. Whether you want to soak in the natural beauty of the area or participate in a variety of pursuits out on the water, a Lake Champlain Islands vacation rental is perfect for enjoying Vermont’s stunning wonders.
With its expansive blue waters, gorgeous bays, and miles of shoreline, Lake Champlain is the perfect place for a water-filled getaway complete with numerous recreational activities such swimming, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, and wake boarding. While these are always popular options with guests of Lake Champlain Islands vacation rentals, fishing is the calling card of the lake with more than 80 species thriving in its waters, including northern pike, lake trout, brown trout, salmon, walleye, yellow perch, and white perch.
As one of the top attractions on the island, guests of Alburg vacation rentals
should make a beeline for the gorgeous and pristine Alburg Dunes State Park. Featuring one of the longest beaches on Lake Champlain, this 625-acre park is the perfect jumping off point for an afternoon of sunbathing in the soft sand or swimming in the lake’s shimmering waters. Visitors who want to undertake a landlocked excursion will be pleased to find a bicycle and walking path that winds its way between the sand dunes and wetlands for a picturesque and invigorating adventure.
For those who have set North Hero as their destination, the North Hero State Park is a stunning natural retreat where rare flora flourishes, wildlife abounds, and uncommon forest types cover the area. Here, guests of North Hero vacation rentals
can enjoy a relaxing lakeside picnic, rent a boat to explore the island’s stunning coastline, or simply soak in the various plant and animal life. Those seeking even more adventures can head to the nearby Knight Point State Park to swim at its sandy beach or visit the Island Center for Arts and Recreation, which hosts performances by Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions.
The other Hero Island, South Hero, is also referred to as Grand Isle since it is the largest of the Champlain Islands. As the most popular attraction on the island, the 226-acre Grand Isle State Park offers numerous recreational activities such as sand volleyball, a nature walk, and kayak and rowboat rentals for those who want to explore offshore. Guests of South Hero vacation rentals
should also stop by Hackett’s Orchard, a mainstay in the community that provides fresh produce and goods to residents and visitors alike.
A visit to the northernmost of the Champlain Island, Isle La Motte, leads to the impressive Chazy Reef, which comprises the bedrock of a third of the island and is the oldest fossil reef in the world. Visitors of Isle La Motte vacation rentals
can take a stroll through time as they walk from the southern portion of the island to the northern part and view the interesting succession of fossils from oldest to youngest. Another favorite Isle La Motte attraction, St. Anne’s Shrine is the site of the first known mass in Vermont.
A Lake Champlain getaway vacation is the ideal way to get back to nature and enjoy the plentiful wonders of this expansive and picturesque body of water. To realize the Vermont retreat you have been dreaming about, begin your search for the perfect Lake Champlain vacation rental today.