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Lake Champlain

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Address: VT
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Golfing, Scuba diving, Ice skating
Description: The refreshing thing about Lake Champlain – well, apart from the gorgeous...
The refreshing thing about Lake Champlain – well, apart from the gorgeous, Adirondack-flanked lake itself – is its lack of bustle and over-development. There’s lots to do, like hike, golf, camp and take boat cruises, but the beauty is, how easy it is to not do anything.
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Lakeside Drive (Highway 2 North)

While planning our trip to Lake Champlain, I read a review (I don't remember where) that recommended driving up Highway 2 North. I read that it was very nice with lots of little... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
AndysMom2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While planning our trip to Lake Champlain, I read a review (I don't remember where) that recommended driving up Highway 2 North. I read that it was very nice with lots of little shops. It was so bad. There was nothing but closed businesses and boarded up buildings. We stopped and took a couple pictures of the lake but it... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Early Thursday morning bicycle ride through the Lake Champlain Rail Trail, it was cool but very refreshing. Our trail ride was towards the causeway, towards Hero, we had to stop at the end, where the ferry should be. We had a short rest and snacks, we headed back to ride towards Burlington. The Lake is so beautiful, blue and very... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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362 attraction reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We decided to stop and stretch our legs and a more beautiful setting we could not have picked. They were having a sailboat race when we were there so we sat in the shade under a tree and watched it for a while.

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A spring-fed, deepwater lake surrounded by cedar trees. It's pristine and feels ancient. You wake up in the morning and take in a deep breathe of fresh air. Once you start going regularly, you crave it. I've been to lakes all over Europe and the US. This by far is the nicest, and I keep going back. South Hero, VT.

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Hopkinton, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I can't believe there are no reviews for this company. We rented a houseboat from these guys and had an amazing experience. We are complete novices and after our orientation with Chip felt completely at ease. The beauty of the lake, the fun of learning to read charts and navigate, it was an amazing adventure and very unique get away.... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful serene lake. Take a sightseeing cruise or rent a boat to enjoy it more, or just sit on the many docks to take in the gorgeous views. Many locations are available to kick back.

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited in the winter with my family. It was my first time driving on a frozen lake. You can't even really tell you're on a lake because it's covered in snow. But once you shovel the snow you can see the ice. A couple guys were ice fishing and they were nice enough to teach us how to make a... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent a weekend with friends on their boat on Lake Champlain. It was paradise. So many coves to explore and anchor in, clear warm water for swimming, beautiful scenery and stunning sunsets. I have never in my life seen so many sailors and boats out enjoying the water. People who live on the lake, or have a boat on... More 

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Noida, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The lake is really awesome. View is magnificent. You can feel relaxed after a busy office life, if you roam around the lake. I really had a good sunset view in this point. Weekend is also really good place to enjoy the beauty of the nature. walk around the lake you will find beautiful picturesque view in each corner of... More 

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Scotia, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Since the early days of exploration by Samuel deChamplain, reports of the alleged lake monster have persisted, some reported by native indians. There have been numerous sightings, nearly all by reportedly sober people! Several group sightings were experienced on the lake's ferries. True...the lake does have sturgeon which can grow to considerable size, but they cannot account for the reported... More 

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