Located in northwest Vermont, this byway runs along the northern length of Lake Champlain, stretching from U.S. Route 2 through Grand Isle County in the north; joining U.S. 7 in Chittenden County and extending into Addison County. The byway splits and leaves Route 7 in Middlebury. One branch heads east on Route 125 until it links with scenic Route 125 through the Green Mountain National Forest; the other branch follows Route 30 South and then follows Routes 73 and 74 respectively looping back to Route 30 and Middlebury.
Along the way you will find communities of many different sizes with a variety of things to do and places to explore: quiet farming communities, bustling small cities and quaint villages. Explore small family owned shops and dine at restuarants featuring fresh foods from local Vermont farms.
Recreation and more
Travelers to the byway can visit an original log cabin built in 1783 considered the oldest remaining in the United States. One can visit Vermont’s largest and smallest cities, hike or bike a myriad of trails, swim or boat in Lake Champlain, the sixth largest lake in the U.S. The arts community is active here with many performing arts venues, a host of local festivals as well as many historic sites and museums along the byway.
Views of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s Green Mountains, New York’s Adirondack Mountains and the many Vermont farms are always around you. A four season destination, the Lake Champlain Byway offers wonderful day visits or week long family vacations. Everything from the finest most modern hotels to many unique Bed and Breakfasts await the traveler.