Lake Champlain real estate is prized among all Vermont properties. Lake Champlain offers cedar-lined cliffs, quiet bays, secluded land, rich wetlands, sandy beaches, island gems, and open water. Take a few days, weeks or a lifetime to explore the lake’s wonders from the Burlington waterfront area to Shelburne and Charlotte to the views of the lake from Camel's Hump. There are many different ways to access the lake. In particular, the Lake Champlain Committee has developed a Paddlers' Trail, and produces an annual Guidebook to sites along the trail.
Lake Champlain Basin
The Lake Champlain basin extends from the peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in New York west towards the Green Mountains in Vermont and north into Quebec, Canada. From north to south, the lake spans 193 km, yet it is surprisingly narrow--only 19 km at its widest point. Its long length and narrow width in addition to many bays and over 70 islands contribute to the lake being divided into 13 hydrologically distinct segments.
More than 600,000 people live in the Lake Champlain basin and millions visit each year to enjoy its waters and other natural and historic features. Not only recognized as the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States, Lake Champlain’s watershed has been designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. Source: Stickney et al. (2001)
Lake Champlain Recreation
Visit the websites below to read more about opportunities to enjoy Lake Champlain.
Lake Champlain Bikeways - scenic bike routes, bike trip planning
Lake Champlain public access - list of public beaches, state parks, boat launches
Lake Champlain Real Estate
Thinking about making Lake Champlain your home? Explore these links to current properties for sale on our spectacular lake.