Spring boating is all about fun and safety

Spring boating is all about fun and safety

Mild temperatures and snow-less slopes were a bummer for a lot of outdoor enthusiasts this winter, but boaters can rejoice—that easy winter is a sign of a great boating season to come. Lake Champlain is the place to be this spring and summer, so bust out those oars and water skis a little early and […]

The pleasures of fall boating

The pleasures of fall boating

By John Freeman  of Small Boat Exchange Vermonters start pulling their boats out of the water starting Labor Day. What a mistake. Granted, some boaters are heading south for the winter, and some are parents of school-aged kids with weekends filled with sporting events and other activities. But for the rest of us, we should […]

Plan ahead for Father’s Day Fishing Derby

Plan ahead for Father’s Day Fishing Derby

June 20 marks the kick-off day of the 34th Lake Champlain International (LCI) Father’s Day Derby presented by Yamaha. All rivers defined as Lake Champlain waters by New York and Vermont are open, and no boat is necessary: winning fish have come from the banks before. So grab your pole and a fishing buddy, and get […]

Three must-have boating skills this summer

Three must-have boating skills this summer

What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is using your boat’s trim […]

Fun fishing events to enjoy this spring

Fun fishing events to enjoy this spring

Fishing is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Many anglers remember their first fishing experience was with a parent or mentor who taught them the basics and gave them the opportunity to catch fish. That opportunity is now being replicated across Vermont through several programs that are specifically designed to […]

Burlington welcomes home schooner Lois McClure

Burlington welcomes home schooner Lois McClure

Have you met Lois McClure? If so, you’d probably remember her, and if not, you’ll have the opportunity to do so soon.  The 88 foot schooner belonging to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will return to her home on the Burlington waterfront at Perkins Pier on Friday, Oct. 4. People can board the schooner on […]

Rowing weekend at Maritime Museum

Rowing weekend is July 12-13 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Rowing teams and the general public are invited for this special two-day event. The Museum is open from 10am-5pm and activities are included with admission (Challenge Race fee includes Museum admission for two). Relax, visit the exhibits, talk with the staff and volunteers, and enjoy […]