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The Champlain Islands

Surrounded by glistening fresh water with the Green Mountains on one side and the Adirondacks on the other, the islands offer a relaxing day filled with scenic views.

Champlain Islands Scenic By-Way

We're located on it! The byway follows U.S. Route 2 through Grand Isle County and U.S. Route 7 through Chittenden County, which includes the Champlain Islands and the Burlington Area totaling 184 miles. There are a few ways to experience it. We recommend mixing and matching to create a well-rounded experience. You can even listen to podcasts about stops along the way to learn more.

Chews and Brews

Your guide to the best wineries, markets, farms and more right off of the By-Way.

Outdoor Recreation

Explore the wonderful outdoor recreational activities the Lake Champlain By-Way has to offer.

History and Heritage

Discover historical structures and learn more about Vermont's heritage.

Arts and Culture

The perfect guide to exploring the art and culture around Lake Champlain.

Lake Champlain By-Way Podcast

Learn more about Vermont's culture and history during your trip.

Autumn Leaf Peeping

On site and the entire state

“You haven’t seen foliage until you’ve seen it in Vermont” – 2020 RV Guest from GA

Mega Bass Fishing Charters

Join Bryan, a US Master Captain with CPR, AED, and first aid certifications and over 30 years of experience fishing Lake Champlain, for a day of guided fishing fun. They can meet you right at our Marina!

Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, and Canoeing

Apple Island Marina conveniently has these boating options available. We recommend paddling to Sand Bar State Park for a swim and picnic. You can make a reservation by calling the Marina.

Pontoon Boat Rentals

Apple Island Marina offers half day and full day rentals. A valid boating license is required to drive and reservations are highly recommended.

Sand Bar State Park

Located just 2 minutes from our resort, this sandy park is just over the causeway. It is great for swimming, volleyball, picnicking, and it’s playground.

Seb’s Snack Bar and Ice Cream Stand

Enjoy a quick casual bite to eat. There’s outdoor seating and room for picnicking. Located just 3 minutes from our resort.

Hackett's Orchard

Pick your own island apples, drink fresh cider, and indulge in a cider doughnut. You can pick other seasonal fruits as well.
Mid June: Strawberries Mid July: Raspberries
Early August: Blueberries Mid August: Peaches
August-September: Pears Late September: Plums
Located 4 minutes from our resort.

Allenholm Farm

This family-owned farm offers bike rentals, a farm store, pick your own apples, a petting area with happy farm animals, and ice cream ( or "creemees" as Vermonters like to say). Located 4 minutes from our resort.

Breakaway Farm Horseback Riding Trail or Picnic Rides

You can enjoy a one hour or longer trail ride as well as a picnic ride with scenic views. Each ride is specifically customized for your group. Located 7 minutes from our resort.

Snow Farm Vineyard

Take in the view of the vineyard as you taste the best grapes the islands have to offer. Many visitors to the vineyard decide to bike there. Check out their events and music calendar for additional ways to enjoy the vineyard. Located 8 minutes from our resort.

Goodsell Ridge Preserve and Fisk Quarry Preserve

If someone asked you where the world’s oldest reef fossil is where would you guess? The Champlain Valley has a few natural surprises for you! This 85-acre preserve offers year-round free access to 480-million-year-old fossils from the Chazy Fossil Reef. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the fossils and continue to explore the beautiful former farm fields on longer trails traversing the property. Located 42 minutes from our resort.