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Northern Vermont offers gorgeous lakes for paddling, canoes, and kayaks

Paddle Boat Family - Basin Harbor - Vergennes, VT
Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

Whether you paddleboard to relax or to work out, this lakeside resort is the place for you

For that perfect blend of exercise and relaxation, paddleboarding can’t be beat, which is why it’s such a popular pastime at the picture-perfect Basin Harbor resort. On this 700-acre resort by the shores of Lake Champlain, lake activities reign supreme. Bring your own board or rent one at the resort and head out onto the picturesque lake. Gently paddle along, observing birds and other wildlife, or get a great core workout by upping the pace. If you’re a beginner, using muscles you’ve not used before, never fear: There are spa services, including outdoor massages on the dock! Paddleboats, small boats, sailboats, even fishing poles, are also available. Please review our 2021 Reopening policies before placing your reservation.
Beach House - Elmore State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Elmore State Park

856 VT Route 12 Lake Elmore, VT, 05657 Phone: 802-888-2982

Good family camping; hikes and walks; lake swimming; pets but not on beach

Boat rentals are available at the large sandy beach of this park, very popular family camping and hiking. Beach area has concessions, cafe, restrooms. The park has an on-air picnic pavilion for rent by the day. Holds 100 guests.
Girls on the Beach - Grand Isle State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Grand Isle State Park

36 East Shore South Grand Isle, VT Phone: 802-372-4300

Many campsites; large sandy beach, swimming, shore fishing, sports fields

This is a very large and popular destination for family camping, with lots of campsites, some on the shore of Lake Champlain. Lakeshore areas permit water access for swimming and shore fishing. There is a boat launching ramp for registered campers. Kayaks and rowboats are available for rent. Campers are allowed free entry to the sand beach at Knight Point State Park (seven miles to the north) and Alburg Dunes State Park (19 miles to the north).
Paddling at Kill Kare State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Kill Kare State Park

2714 Hathaway Point Road St. Albans, VT, 05481 Phone: 802-534-6021

Swimming and boating; kayaks for rent; public boat ramp; pets not allowed

The south-facing swimming area at this park, located on a long peninsula, has a public boat launch ramp that reaches deep water quickly. There are kayaks for rent. - Park Map (PDF)
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North Hero State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
North Hero State Park

3803 Lakeview Drive North Hero, VT, 05474 Phone: 802-372-8727

Paddling is the main activity at this park

North Hero is a stop on the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail. North Hero is a day use park; no camping or other facilities. Pets are allowed. - Park Map & Guide (PDF)