Details, Lake Champlain Islands

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GETTING THERE

United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles and Reagan National, respectively, to Burlington, Vt.

WHERE TO STAY

North Hero House Inn & Restaurant

3643 U.S. Route 2 , North Hero

888-525-3644

www.northherohouse.com

Historic 26-room inn and restaurant looking out over Lake Champlain. Peak-season rooms from $125 midweek.

Ransom Bay Inn
& Restaurant

4 Center Bay Rd., Alburgh

802-796-3399

www.ransombayinn.com

Historic 18th-century B&B. Rooms from $80.

WHERE TO EAT

Blue Paddle Bistro

316 U.S. Route 2, South Hero

802-372-4814

www.bluepaddlebistro.com

Cozy, bustling bistro with a changing menu. Dinner entrees from $18, bar fare starting at $10.95.

Hero’s Welcome

3537 U.S. Route 2, North Hero

802-372-4161

www.heroswelcome.com

Eclectic country store full of Vermont-made oddities, puzzles, games and books. Full deli with oversized sandwiches named for historical figures, from $4.49.

WHAT TO DO

Local Motion Bike Rental

1 Steele St., No. 103, Burlington

802-652-2453

www.localmotion.org

Right on the Burlington Bike Path (part of the Island Line Trail), Local Motion’s Trailside Center remts hybrid and comfort bicycles, tandems, kids’ bikes, trailers and tag-alongs. One-hour adult rental from $18.

Island Line Trail

Runs from Oakledge Park in Burlington through Colchester to Allen Point Access Area in South Hero. Bill and Carole Hauke bike ferry (www.bikeferry.org; 802-861-2700) runs Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer; reduced hours in fall. Day pass $8; kids $5.

Allenholm Farm

150 South St., South Hero

802-372-5566

www.allenholm.com

Pick-your-own apples, petting paddock and farm store selling Vermont-made products and maple creemees. Rent adult, tandem or kids’ bikes and tag-alongs for half-day or up to a week. Adult half-day rental $20.

Pomykala Farm

197 East Shore North, Grand Isle

802-372-5157

www.pomykalafarm.com

Family-run farm selling fruits and vegetables.

Fisk Quarry Preserve and Goodsell Ridge Preserve

3849 West Shore Rd., Isle La Motte

802-928-3364

www.ilmpt.org

Fisk Quarry is the site of the Chazy Reef, a 480-million-year-old fossil reef. Visitors’ center open Wed.-Sun. 1- 4 p.m. July to Labor Day: Sat.--Sun. 1-4 p.m. Labor Day to Oct. 11. Free.

L.J.W.

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