Because this summer has been especially rainy, every time we get a stretch of hot and sunny weather, try to get to the water and appreciate it. We’ve compiled this list of 10 Ways to Enjoy the Water in Vermont so that you can explore and relax in our beautiful state this summer.
1. Cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen in Burlington
Operating as Lake Champlain’s only cruise ship and floating restaurant, the Spirit of Ethan Allen offers tons of fun on every cruise! Check out their Daily Cruises page for more information on everything they offer. Everything from pizza parties to romantic sunset picnic baskets. Learn more
2. Pedal Boat at Sandbar State Park
Sand Bar State Park takes its name from a natural sandbar between South Hero Island in Grand Isle County and the town of Milton on the Vermont mainland. There is a two thousand foot (2000′) sand beach offering great swimming. Canoes, kayaks, peddle boats and row boats can be rented through the park office, as can stand-up paddle boards. There are shaded and open picnic grounds with tables and cooking grills as well as a play area.
3. Snorkeling & SCUBA diving at Waterfront Diving Center
Whether it’s diving into the history of one of Vermont’s Underwater Preserve shipwrecks, or exploring a beautiful tropical reef, trust the experienced professionals of Waterfront Diving Center to lead you safely through the underwater world. The Waterfront Diving Center is located in downtown Burlington and is opposite Perkins Pier. Learn more
4. Paddleboard with PaddleSurf Champlain
Take in the spectacular Lake Champlain sunsets, while gliding past lush and colorful shoreline, enjoying Green Mountain and Adirondack vistas, all while taking part in a growing new sport rooted in the Hawaiian spirit of Aloha. Stand Up Paddleboarding – SUP – is located at 1 Flynn Ave, Burlington. You can take a tour or rent boards. Learn more
5. Lazy River Tube with Tweed River Tubing
Located at the junction of Route 100 and 107 in Stockbridge, VT, Tweed River Tubing prides themselves on offering the best tubes in Vermont, as well as the most fun stretch of river! They provide life jackets, paddles, and a free shuttle back to the start point. Learn more
6. Whitewater Raft at Mount Snow with Zoar Adventure Center
The Green Mountains are home to some of the most popular whitewater rafting runs in Vermont and are the headwaters for nearby rivers in western Massachusetts. From the class II-IV rapids found on the West River just a 20-minute drive from Mount Snow, to the continuous excitement and class III-IV rapids of Millers River in western Mass. If you’re looking for an adventure and to cool off in the spring and fall, whitewater rafting in southern Vermont is a great place to start. The West River provides 8 miles of continues class II-IV whitewater during scheduled dam releases from Ball Mountain Dam, which take 2-3 hours to raft. The season runs Early Spring – Fall. Learn more
7. Canoe and Kayak at Bert’s Boats
Bert’s Boats is the areas first canoe and kayak tour business. Paddle in the heart of Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains. Whether you canoe or kayak Vermont you can swim, picnic, fish, or just take in their beautiful scenery. Guided or self-guided tours available. Learn more
8. Sail with the International Sailing School
The International Sailing School offers lessons, club membership and boat access, and moorings on Mallett’s Bay of famed Lake Champlain in Vermont. They offer residents of Vermont and Canada convenient access to sailing opportunities. Curriculum has grown to over twenty different courses for the beginning to advanced sailor. Learn more
9. Pontoon through the Champlain Islands at Apple Island Marina
Nestled on Lake Champlain, Apple Island Marina is the first stop for your boating, sightseeing, and fishing adventures. Boat rentals are available from our wide selection of pontoons, pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, and row boats. Enjoy the beauty of America’s sixth-largest, freshwater lake with a relaxing family tour, some spectacular bird watching, or some serious fishing. Learn more
10. Go Swimming!
Bayside Beach in Colchester, Bomoseen State Park in Castleton, Burton Island State Park in St. Albans, Button Bay in Vergennes, Crystal Lake in Barton… the list is endless. Grab a sand chair, put it in the water, and enjoy the summer.
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