Lake Champlain is the eighth largest naturally occurring body of fresh water in the continental United States. Champlain covers 435 square miles of surface water and contains more than 70 islands. The lake is 120 miles long with nearly 600 miles of shoreline and lies in a valley flanked by Vermont’s Green Mountains to the east and New York’s Adirondacks to the west. Lake Champlain contains 6.8 trillion gallons of water and is a drinking water source for nearly 200,000 people. The lake has five major segments: the South Lake, long skinny and riverine; the Main Lake, the deepest and widest section; Malletts Bay, circumscribed by historical railroad and road causeways; the Inland Sea, which lies to the east of the Hero Islands; and Missisquoi Bay, a large and discrete bay rich with wildlife.
Ben and Jerry's Factory
The 30-minute guided ice cream factory tour is fun and educational for all ages. They offer guests the opportunity to learn about the ice cream manufacturing process and explain how they incorporate values-led decisions into the business..
Soar through the wilds of the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont. ArborTrek Smugglers' Notch offers eco-adventures ranging from the serene to the extreme. The Zip Line Canopy Tour is fully-guided and combines the thrill of high-speed zip lines with stunning views of the region and commentary on the local ecology, natural history, and lore of the area.