Lake Champlain is the sixth largest lake in the U.S., but what really makes it so special is the unspoiled natural beauty of its shoreline, and the unsurpassed views across the lake to the Green and Adirondack mountains. Saturday’s easy cycling begins with a delightful ride along the western shore of the lake. We stop for a visit of Snow Farm Vineyards which is followed by an awe-inspiring ride along a former railway causeway that extends over a mile out onto the lake.
Sunday’s ride takes us over Alburg Passage and across a small bridge to Isle La Motte, the site of a French fort built in 1666, and to Saint Anne’s Shrine. Sometime during your stay, you will want to visit Hero’s Welcome General Store, the local community gathering place and purveyors of an eclectic mix of baked goods, local arts, and rugged necessities. On this weekend, we are guests at the historic North Hero House. This lakeside inn has long been a local favorite and provides comfortable rooms and excellent dining while still maintaining its essential old-fashioned character and charm.