The Shores of Lake Champlain

On my third trip to Vermont in December, 2011, I spent a lot of time exploring Burlington, Vermont. Burlington sits on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, a large lake that separates Vermont from Upstate New York. It was a relatively warm and sunny winter’s day, so I headed down to the lake shore to get some photos of the sunset.

Winter Sunset

Some docks on the lakefront. Some are wood. Others are plastic.

Lake Champlain Moorings

Old moorings sticking out of the water.

Lake Champlain Derrick

A weird little tower on the waterfront. Maybe I’ve lived in Texas too long, but it looks like an oil derrick.

Ferry and Boathouse

The Spirit of Ethan Allen III

The Spirit of Ethan Allen III, a little ferry.

Lake Champlain Boathouse

Here’s the boathouse, right down on the water. I love the roof.

Along the Lake Shore

Coast Guard

The Coast Guard. Thankfully, I didn’t need their help.

Burlington Townhouses

Here are some cool townhouses right on the lakefront. They’re obviously pretty new, but I like them nonetheless.

Lake Champlain Lighthouse

A little lighthouse on Lake Champlain. I photographed it a couple of years ago, on a much less sunny day.

Burlington Aquarium

The aquarium under renovation.

Just a bird.

Just a bird.

Have you ever been to Lake Champlain (either on the Vermont or New York side). If so, what was your experience? Let me know in the comment section.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at

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  1. April 24, 2013

    […] have that luxury. But even under a dreary winter sky, it’s nice to take in the views of Lake Champlain before heading down to the Magic Hat brewery for a couple of beers. Here are my pictures from that […]

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