Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, Vermont, United States

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Lake Bomoseen, Castleton, Vermont, United States

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Lazy breaks on Lake Bomoseen

Soft hills blanketed in green forests rise and fall all around you. Pontoon boats bob on the water; schools of fish ripple the surface. In the morning, locals of western Vermont jog along the bankside roadways, smiling as they go. In the summertime breeze you can discern the smells of freshly cut grass and bubbling New England clam chowder issuing from nearby Castleton. When winter comes, you can see figures cracking holes in the ice sheets and snowshoeing this way and that. Or, you can just snuggle up in a Lake Bomoseen vacation rental, with the fire roaring.

Rest and relaxation on Lake Bomoseen

This might just be the rustic getaway you've been searching for. The grassy banks are dotted with hearty lodges and cozy timber cabins, all of them perfect Lake Bomoseen vacation rentals for getting a taste of New England's pretty backcountry. You can camp and sail and get guided tours from the local fishing outfitters. You can cycle bikes around the tree-lined country lanes. You can SCUBA to the depths of the waters, or just whizz over the surface with a windsurf.

Country stops in Lake Bomoseen

Be sure to seek out the Lake Bomoseen vacation rentals close to the protected reserves of the Bomoseen State Park if you want to have the most beautiful section of the banks right on your doorstep. Staying there means it's just a hop, skip, and jump from your bed to the campgrounds of the Half Moon Pond State Park and the walking routes of the Glen Lake Trail. For families visiting in the summer, Crystal Beach has sandcastle potential and swimming waters, while the immersive antique exhibits of Higley House in Castleton are best saved for a rainy day.

Ice sheets and summer joys in Lake Bomoseen

There's never a time when Lake Bomoseen doesn't look beautiful. The cold months, from November to March, usher in a real winter wonderland vibe to the place - you could nab a Lake Bomoseen vacation rental with a roaring log fire, to warm you up after those cross-country ski sessions. The spring and summer are when the boaters and beachcombers come, between May and August. And the fall has the trademark color changes of the New England forests, making it a perfect time for hikers.

Lake Bomoseen is a valley at the end of Appalachia

Lake Bomoseen sits in a colossal valley carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. It's wide and comes ringed by sculpted hills, rising and rising to meet the beautiful Taconic Mountains that straddle the border between Vermont and New York. You can visit these as they mingle with the famous Adirondack Mountains across the state border, and see the cobalt-blue waters of Lake George while you're at it. You can also join up with the iconic Appalachian Trail – just be sure to have the walking muscles ready if you're planning to conquer that one…