To the north lie the areas known as the lakes and The
The area known as the Kingdom is one of the most natural
and undisturbed areas in the entire country but it is easily
accessible from the urban center of Burlington. The natural
beauty and wonders of New England are presented like in
no other place. Hiking, climbing, swimming and fishing
is the finest in the land.
This area is where the past meets the present and preservation
The Lakes area, which contain Vermont's Islands &
Farms, make it a great family destination. There are outdoor
activities for every season and plenty of historical sites
as well. The sailing - from lake to lake- is spectacular.
The canoeing and kayaking on the Missisquoi River is breathtaking.
The fishing is abundant. And the golfing is great.
In the winter, this same area has the greatest cross-country
skiing in the state. The skating is wonderful. And the
fishing moves indoors! Experience the excitement of ice-fishing
from the comfort of a a cozy shanty right on the lake's
Mountain climbing for the experienced or the novice is
wonderful here. There are approaches for all skill levels
and guides are plentiful for the less adventurous.
Massive Lake Champlain is a spectacular natural wonder,
but it's shores are dotted with great towns and many activities.
There's a lively arts community in the area. And the hiking,
swimming, biking and diving are all great. Known as the
"Sixth Great Lake", Champlain is a great area
for sailing or a sunset cruise. And who knows - you may
even spot "Champ", our own version of the Loch
Ness Monster which has been sighted time and time again
for over two centuries!