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 […]

Boating infrastructure grants available

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is now accepting applications to fund projects that will help improve boating facilities in Vermont. Grants are given out for marina improvement projects that directly benefit transient boaters, or boaters that stay at one slip for 10 days or less. Funding for the grants comes from the U.S. Fish & […]