We had a wonderful family reunion here, with seven adults, one seven-year-old and four children under two. There was room for all in the house; the proximity to the large garden and our own beach was very special. Steps from the yard lead down to a rocky beach and dock but there was a secure gate at the top of the steps to keep small children from going to the beach alone. Someone was out fishing in the rowboat every day; our grandson caught his first fish (smallmouth Bass). We had morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs on the porch, ate dinners at the picnic table in the yard, and had bonfires in the evenings on the beach, where we watched the moon rise over Lake Champlain.
We explored the island and were fascinated by the fossils.We enjoyed a Sunday concert at Fisk Farm and a visit to St. Anne's Shrine. On a rainy day we drove into Burlington (1 hour away) and took the children to the ECHO Aquarium and Science Center. We were pleased that the house was fairly secluded and the people we did see were friendly and polite. The house is well-equipped with all that we needed, from books to cookware to life preservers for the boats. We hope to return if we can get everyone together again.