A peaceful slice of Vermont nature where you can relax without the hustle and bustle of cars. Burton Island is an ideal spot to unplug and unwind.
Burton Island State Park is a gorgeous getaway in Lake Champlain in northwest Vermont. The unique thing about this park is that it is only accessible by boat! There is a ferry that runs seven times a day that you can hop onto from a nearby park for a ride to Burton Island, or you can take your own craft over. You can either camp at one of the several sites in the 253-acre Burton Island or rent one of the three newly installed cabins instead. There are many boat docks throughout the park available for visitors to take advantage of, as well.
While at Burton Island State Park, guests primarily enjoy cruising around Lake Champlain, paddle boarding, kayaking, and biking around the island. There is a quaint bistro that provides delicious breakfast and lunch that is the perfect place to stop in the morning before adventuring for the day. There are several short hiking trails throughout the park to enjoy, and you are likely to see many species of birds and fish in the area as well as otters and beavers. Be sure to swing by nature center and museum before heading on your way from Burton Island!