I just finished booking our summer trip to Vermont. It is so fun to beat the Virginia heat for nice cool nights filled with campfires and smores. Last year, due to some extreme procrastination on my part, we didn’t get our trip fully booked until we were in the car on the way up. This led to a wonderful, but piecemeal, trip where we stayed at a number of places.
One of those places was Grand Isle State Park. They have wonderful lean-to’s, clean bathrooms, few mosquitoes, and it is on an island in Lake Champlain, so therefore it has some of the most beautiful scenery around. It is only about a 30 minute drive to Burlington, which is one of my favorite small cities, so we will be able to go to wonderful restaurants and such as well. We enjoyed it so much, that we’ve decided to skip the B&B’s this year, and spend our time between this an another state park.
We’re also going to stay at DAR State Park, which we have not stayed at before. It too is on Lake Champlain, but is about an hour south of Burlington. It looks lovely, and it is near Middlebury, another very fun town to visit.
For those of you that have never been to Vermont, you are missing a wonderful place. It is northern enough that even in August the average high is about 80 degrees and the average low is 60. It has beautiful scenery, thanks to all the mountains and lakes. Not to mention that they do a great job preserving the ambiance by keeping strip malls and such to a minimum. Last year, I forgot my camera, so unfortunately I don’t have any photos to show you how stunning Vermont can be. I am fully intending on rectifying that on this trip though.
Past camping adventures: