What to do Around Lake Champlain

Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by Ellen Christian

The leaves have started to change here in Rutland County but we still have a few more weeks to go before we are at the peak of leaf season. Since the leaves change colors to the north of us first, now is the perfect time to head toward Lake Champlain, Vermont. If you’re wondering what to do around Lake Champlain, keep reading and I’ll share a few of my favorites.

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What to do around Lake Champlain

What to do Around Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is the largest lake in Vermont and is one of the Burlington area’s most popular spots. Burlington, Vermont is on the east shore of Lake Champlain and Plattsburgh, New York is on the west shore. Burlington is the largest city in Vermont and is one of my favorite fall destinations because there are so many things to do there. Here are a few of my favorites:

What to do around Lake Champlain - Shelburne Museum

  • Shelburne Museum – Shelburne Museum is museum of art, design, and Americana located in Shelburne which is only a few minutes from Lake Champlain. There are over 150,000 works of art that are exhibited in 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

What to do around Lake Champlain - Church Street Marketplace, Burlington VT

  • Church Street Marketplace – Church Street Marketplace is located in Burlington and is an uncovered outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining mall in that is located on the four blocks of Church Street between Main and Pearl Streets.
  • Lake Champlain Marina – Whether you want to admire the boats on the lake or take a day cruise, you’ll find it all on Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Marina is in Mallets Bay, Colchester Vermont but you can enjoy the lake itself from many places.

What to do around Lake Champlain - Old Mill, Jericho VT

  • The Old Mill – The Old Mill is located in Jericho, Vermont and is the home of the Snowflake Bentley Museum. Snowflake Bentley is the man who discovered (under a microscope) that no two snowflakes were alike.

Of course, part of the beauty of Vermont is the countryside so one of our favorite things to do is to simply drive and enjoy the leaves. Look for one of the many farms, forests, or covered bridges and enjoy a few quiet minutes getting back to nature.

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6 thoughts on “What to do Around Lake Champlain”

  1. The Shelburne Museum is one of the most awesome museums I have ever been to. When we lived in upstae NY we went there at least once a year. Love it.  One of the best things about Vermont.

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