Winter in the Champlain Islands

Winter in the Champlain Islands
The F-f-frozen Chosen Regatta, a race of human powered machines, in City Bay, North Hero, VT

Many an autumn Saturday is spent stacking the perfect woodpile, so when winter comes we welcome the first snowfall. And even though temps can plummet below freezing, this is when the Islands often seem their warmest. Chimneys begin to sigh with smoke from wood-burning fireplaces and potbelly stoves while fishing shanties, ice skaters, and kite boarders dot the frozen lake. And if you decide to venture out for a day of skiing, there’s always plenty of hot chocolate and hearty soup to be found in town, along with a warm welcome back.

The Lake Champlain Islands are ready to welcome you season after season, as are the people who live here. Some of us have even turned our homes into B&Bs, so just let us know when to expect you. The bridges, causeways, and ferry offer ways out of town, but we’re pretty sure you won’t want to leave.

Welcome to the Lake Champlain Islands. It’s good to be here.

Coming in February 2013…
6th Annual Great Ice in Grand Isle!
February 8 – 17, 2013
Celebrate the winter on the ice! Lake Champlain’s inland sea freezes over, and so we play on City Bay in North Hero Village
Here’s the schedule