Lake Champlain and Burlington, VT Professional Review and Guide
"After the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain is the next largest inland lake in the United States. Extending southward from Canada, the 120-mile-long lake lies between New York State and Vermont, whose boundaries claim two-thirds of the lake. The bays, islands, and miles of Vermont shoreline are havens for swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, windsurfing, water-skiing—and just relaxing. (Keep an eye out for Champ, the sea monster who has allegedly been spotted several times over the years.) Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, sits on the terraced eastern slopes of Lake Champlain and is the headquarters for navigation around the lake.
It’s also an important business and educational center, home to the University of Vermont. Burlington offers easy access not only to such water pursuits as boating, fishing, and cruising but also to mountain splendors. To the city’s east are the Green Mountains, and across the lake rise the Adirondacks. As a result, Burlington is an excellent base for outdoor pursuits. The region offers plenty of hiking trails, plus skiing in winter and scenic road trips in fall."