view of harbor from lodge lawn
view of harbor from lodge lawn
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Summer Fun on Lake Champlain, Vermont

It simply doesn’t get any better than summertime on Lake Champlain, one of the grandest waterways in America and certainly a scenic highlight of immensely scenic New England.

You won’t find a more perfect place to relax and play in the summer sunshine along the lapping shores of this magnificent lake than Basin Harbor. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike have been coming to our waterfront resort for generations, and while we’re always improving our facilities and our guest experience the basic Basin Harbor appeal hasn’t changed much: luxurious accommodations, beautiful grounds, and plenty of activities on tap with Lake Champlain as the centerpiece!

Summer Activities on (and in) Lake Champlain

While you certainly don’t want to ignore the land-based possibilities on a Basin Harbor getaway this summer—horseback riding, bicycling, winery-touring, Adirondack hiking expeditions, etc.—there’s no question the waters of Lake Champlain prove the most irresistible magnet of all.

Our water-based activities here at the resort are legion and varied. They include the simple and timeless pastimes of swimming or fishing along our lakefront and taking a canoe, kayak, paddleboat, or sailboat out for a leisurely tour. (Stand-up paddleboarding is an increasingly popular option as well.) You can also crank up the adrenaline with an afternoon of water-skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing, or cruise to your heart’s content in one of our powerboats or pontoons.

If you want to let somebody else do the steering while you enjoy a double header of scenery and history, consider climbing aboard for a roughly 90-minute narrated lake tour, or the one-of-a-kind Shipwreck Tour led by staff from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

Waterfront Dining at Basin Harbor

When you’ve worked up a suitable appetite, keep the lakeside vibes going with an al fresco feast at our North Dock seasonal eatery—just one of several outstanding on-site dining options here at Basin Harbor.

Join Us for Summer Lakefront Memory-Making at Basin Harbor

Whether you want to fill your visit with boating, paddling, and watersports, or you’re content to laze about the lakeshore with the occasional cool-off dip, a summer getaway to Basin Harbor soothes the soul. You’ll love our shady spread along the doorstep of Lake Champlain, which delivers splish-splashy fun and tranquil nature appreciation in equal measure. Come spend part of your summer at our historic resort, getting to know this jewel of a giant lake firsthand!