South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Alburg, Isle La Motte
Nestled in between Vermont's Green Mountains and the Adirondacks of New York, the Lake Champlain Islands are 30 miles long and 8 miles wide. Consisting of the towns of South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Alburg and Isle La Motte, the Islands sit in the midst of Lake Champlain between Montreal, Quebec and Burlington, Vermont. The Lake Champlain Islands have more shoreline and islands than any other part of Vermont. They are connected to the mainland by causeways, bridges and a ferry to Plattsburg, NY.
On the Islands, you can enjoy lakeside lodging and dining, sample local cheeses, chocolate and wines. For recreation there are hiking and biking trails, sandy beaches, as well as year-round fishing, boating and golf. In autumn, you can pick your own apples then feast on apples, cider and pies, while enjoying the fall foliage and shopping for antiques and mementos. Explore one of the world's oldest coral reefs, New England's oldest log cabin, and other historic sites. In winter its time for ice fishing and kite boarding at its best.
Knight Point State Park is the summer home of Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions, the famed white horses that keep alive the centuries-old Austrian military tradition of precision leaps and jumps.
St. Anne's Shrine, a welcoming place of peace and hope is located on Isle La Motte and combines historical and spiritual significance in one small property.