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5 Water Activities to Keep You Cool in Vermont

Beat the Heat and Have Fun in the Sun

Lake Champlain’s 490 square-miles of surface and 587 miles of shore partnered with Vermont’s slathering of rivers, streams and resorts, makes Vermont the ideal water oasis. Splash around with these five aqua activities.

sail boat on the Lake Champlain water from Captian Mike's sailing rentals

1. Sail Away with Captain Mike

Sail the seas with Captain Mike at the helm of his 36’ yacht, Brizo. Sit back and relax or take a turn at the helm, and explore Lake Champlain’s stunning waters

hand on top of water holding a small lake trout

2. Have Reel Fun with Cloud Nine Charters

Fisherman at heart? Let Cloud Nine Charters help you catch that trophy salmon or trout. Head out on the water for a rewarding fishing experience.

man stand up paddle boarding on lake and into the sunset

3. See what's "SUP" in Colchester

Lakeside town, Colchester, offers kayak, pedal boats and SUP rentals at Bayside Beach all summer long. Explore Mallets Bay with this affordable, family-friendly activity.

4. Splash Around at Smuggler's Notch

Rather relax poolside?  With Smuggler’s Notch eight heated pools, four waterslides, and two freshwater swimming reservoirs, you can stay cool and away Lake Champlain critters.

Group hanging out and swimming on a summer day at Oakledge Park in Burlington

5. Chill Out at a Burlington Park

Not much of a swimmer? Rather take in Lake Champlain’s beauty from afar? Head to the Burlington Waterfront to walk the Burlington bike path or pop a beach chair on Burlington’s numerous public beaches.