Alburgh, VT, USA

Alburgh, VT, USA

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Required relaxation on a peaceful and picturesque peninsula

Set on the tip of the Alburgh Tongue, a peninsula extending from Canada into the crystal blue waters of Lake Champlain, the tranquil town of Alburgh is surrounded by water on 3 sides. The watery landscape, dotted with tiny islands, adds to the town's serene vibe. If you've booked an Alburgh vacation rental strictly for the peace and quiet, you can spend your days relaxing on the lake's sandy shores. But, if you long for a bit more action, you'll find a host of adventures while exploring the surrounding waters and when back on dry land.

Fly the friendly skies and set sail for adventures

Take to the waters for a series of activities, including fishing, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. Boating is also a popular pastime at the lake, whether you're renting a vessel you plan on manning or you're booking a chartered excursion for someone else to captain. For true high-flying thrills, sign up for a seaplane tour as you soar over the lake and its collection of modest islands. Back on land, set along the lake's shores, Alburg Golf Links offers 18 holes and panoramic views of the water, and the surrounding Green Mountains and Adirondacks in neighboring New York.

Visit sandy shores and sacred shines all in a day

Book an Alburgh vacation rental and you'll never be far from the 625-acre Alburg Dunes State Park, a lakefront spot with trails, picnic facilities, and a massive beach dotted with pristine sand dunes. Boasting more than 6,700 acres, the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge features hiking trails and wetlands that are prime real estate for bird watching, hunting, and fishing. Searching for a bit of solitude? Saint Anne's Shrine on nearby Isle La Motte was the 1-time site of a 17th-century fort, but now offers daily masses, an open-air chapel, a small cafe, a grotto, and a beach.

Snuggle weather—baby, it's cold outside!

It might be difficult to leave your Alburgh vacation rental during the winter when daytime highs dip below freezing, and the lows fall to single digits. The region also gets slammed with snow in the winter, particularly in December and January, when the days are dark. You'll experience a complete 180 in the summer, however, when the sun is shining, and highs climb into the 80s. Just make sure you have an umbrella for those summer storms, particularly in July and August, the wettest months. Spring and autumn offer mild conditions, with highs in the 40s and 50s.

Watery wonderland with wetlands and wildlife

With Missisquoi Bay to the east, the Richelieu River to the west, and Lake Champlain to the south, water paints the scenery as far as the eye can see. Fishing fanatics can cast a line in the Richelieu in the hope of catching some northern pike, carp, or bass, while bald eagles, ospreys, and great blue herons watch from the shoreline. The coast offers a hodgepodge of landscapes, from rocky to sandy beaches, and rolling dunes to grassy lawns. Further inland, where wild turkeys and deer run rampant, you'll stumble upon woodlands blessed with vibrant colors during the fall.