Vermont Houseboat Vacations

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You can view the lighthouse on Lake Champlain from a houseboat.
You can view the lighthouse on Lake Champlain from a houseboat. (Image: lighthouse on lake champlain. image by Tom Oliveira from Fotolia.com)

The best houseboat vacations in Vermont are along the shores of Lake Champlain. The river is 120 miles long and 12 miles across at its widest point near Burlington. Two-thirds of the lake borders Vermont with the remainder bordering New York and Canada. Cruising north in a houseboat allows one to explore the natural beauty along the Vermont and Canadian shores. Heading south takes one through the historic Champlain Barge Canal to the Hudson River.

Champlain House Boat Charters

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Orwell, Vermont, Champlain House Boat Rentals offers year-round houseboat rentals. Like a floating cabin, the River Queen houseboat design sleeps 6 to 8 people, has a galley, bathroom and navigation equipment.

Champlain Houseboat Charters P. O. Box 62 Orwell, Vermont 05760 802-948-2288 champlainhouseboatcharters.com

Executive Boat Rentals

Renting a houseboat from Executive Boat Rentals, located along the shores of the Eerie Canal, is another way to enjoy a houseboat vacation in Vermont. Executive Boat Rentals operates out of New York along the Eerie Canal, but cruising east takes you into Lake Champlain. Nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks of New York, a houseboat vacation along the coast of Lake Champlain in Vermont permits hiking, picnicking and hiking excursions at various places along the coast.

Executive Boat Rentals 330 Rockland Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 785-364-4700 executiveboatrentals.com

Daytime Excursions

While houseboat vacationing on Lake Champlain in Vermont, several state parks dot the shores for daytime excursions. For instance, the Grand Isle State Park, located on South Hero Island in Lake Champlain, contains a nature center, several hiking trails and picnic areas. Lake Champlain also borders the town of Burlington, Vermont with its waterfront dining and shopping as well as outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, sailing and hiking. The famous Church Place Marketplace, located in the center of Burlington, provides unique shops, fine dining and street entertainment for a thrilling night on the town.

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