Vermont – Fun in the Mountains

Vermont offers a lot of fun over the whole state.

We camped at the Lake Bomoseen KOA a few years ago. It is located in the west central portion of the state. If you continued to go west from there, you would run into Lake George in NY in about an hour. Lake Bomoseen KOA didn’t have a lot going for it. No wifi (when we were there) and abysmal cell phone coverage. The campground itself wasn’t anything special but does have a decent boat launch for our kayaks and the paddling on the lake is nice. (

The campground is a nice launching point to:

  • Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive. A beautiful drive up the mountain. Bring a picnic lunch. Great views at the top. (
  • The Hubbardston Battlefield State Historic Site. If not for 15 years as a boy scout leader, I probably would not have any interest in sites like this. But I now do and stop when I see them. It’s worth the stop to learn some local history.
  • Hildene is the home of Robert Todd Lincoln and his family. A very beautiful home and gardens and interesting place to tour. (
  • If you LOVE cookies, you have to check out Vermont Cookie Love on Route 7. I LOVE their Mocha Chocolate Chip cookies. (
  • Lake Dunmore in Leicester is another beautiful lake you want to put your kayaks in. We saw wild life, swimmers, other kayakers, nearby campers. There is a campground here too – Lake Dunmore Kampersville. A nice campground with a few pools, nice sites and the beautiful lake. (
  • Keep on heading north on Route 7 and you get to Viergennes. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a must stop. Learn fascinating history about Lake Champlain. (
  • A little further north is Mt. Philo State Park. I believe you can camp here. It’s a nice little hike up or you can drive it. Picnic tables at the top.
  • The Shelburne Museum is on my list. I have yet to tour it with multiple visits to the area. A MUST see for everyone. (
  • Heading into South Burlington you want to bring your bike. The Lake Champlain Bike Trail is beautiful and follows the big lake north. Great scenery of beaches and along the shore. This is a trail you never get tired of riding. There are lots of riders and walkers along it too. After riding it, you’ll want to again:  (
  • The North Beach Campground is a city run campground along the lake and the bike trail. Nice big sites, clean bathrooms, beach on the shore. (