It is easy to spend your time out of doors in this region. The Ferrisburgh Town Beach offers public access from Town Beach Road in the Kingsland Bay State Park. There is great swimming, with accessible shallow waters, for small fees payable to Ferrisburgh Town. Kingsland Bay State Park on Little Chicago Road consists of 264 acres along the shores of Ferrisburgh, with swimming, picnicking, canoe/kayak rentals, sailing, fishing, scenic trails overlooking the Bay, and historic structures. The Park has become a hotspot for private events, with the historic banquet hall, theater building, and Hawley House, all available for rental. From reunions to corporate gatherings and, of course, weddings, Kingsland Bay is a local favorite for events steeped in natural beauty and history.
Button Bay State Park, on Button Bay State Park Road in Ferrisburgh, offers additional opportunity for outdoor recreation 253 acres perched on a bluff, 73 campsites including lean-tos and cabins, facilities, picnicking and play areas, hiking trails, nature center, swimming pool and access to the myriad of water sports the lake supports. Boating rentals are available (canoes, kayaks, and rowboats), so join the water enthusiasts for great fishing and smooth sailing.
Nearby you’ll also find D.A.R. State Park in Addison (a quiet spot for campers, great for bird watchers, and those wishing convenient boat access, offering facilities, picnic areas, and 70 campsites); and Snake Mountain in Addison (with its moderate 3.6 hike to 180 vista view across the lake and Adirondack Mountains).
For the bicycle enthusiast, the Lake Champlain Bikeways offer nine variably difficult routes. Made of peaceful country roads, charming B&Bs, country stores, farm stands, historic sites and a plethora of shoreline parks, cyclists know these routes are among the most valued on the East Coast.