Lake Champlain

New York

50Listings$10K-$1B$23.7MTotal Value
Lake Champlain, New York

Lake Champlain real estate is a large market for lake homes and land in Vermont.

There are typically between 200 and 250 listings available at any given time.

Homes for sale on Lake Champlain range from $80,000 to more than $4 million, creating a total market value of more than $100 million.

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  • 587Mi. of Shoreline
  • 64Avg. Depth
  • 400Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    Mountains
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    278,000
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
  • Counties: Clinton County, Essex County
  • Fish: Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Discover Jazz Festival, Grand Point North Festival, Maritime Museum and Festival, Fishing Derbies
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Champlain Yacht Club, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and Mallets Bay Boat Club
  • Interesting facts: Briefly designated a Great Lake by President Bill Clinton in 1998
  • Known for: Largest variety of fish species of any US lake with 93
  • History: Formed by receding glaciers after the ice age. Oldest known fossil reef in the world is found in the Champlain Islands. Lake Champlain is the eighth largest naturally occurring body of fresh water in the continental United States.
Airports
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
1200 Airport Dr. South Burlington, VT, 05403
44 miles away
Middlebury State Airport (6BO)
467 Airport Road Middlebury, VT, 05753
57 miles away
About Lake Champlain
Located in Clinton and Essex Counties, New York

Lake Champlain spans a whopping 278,400-acres, split between New York, Vermont, and a small part of Canada. New York City is roughly 250-350 miles south, and Syracuse, New York is 223 miles southwest.

The closest location for emergency care is the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, located in Plattsburgh, New York. The Plattsburgh International Airport is the largest airport on the New York side of the border.

Fun on the Lake

Lake Champlain is 120 miles long and 12 miles at its widest point. There are 587 miles of shoreline and 71 islands along the way. The average depth of the water is 64 feet, but the deepest point is 400 feet.

With every season, the landscape transforms and creates a character of its own. Summer in the Adirondacks is an amazing time to get the most out of sunny days. You can have fun hiking, swimming, paddling, fishing, and much more here!

The CATS trail system includes more than 40 miles of trail, many of which are beginner routes to stunning vistas of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack High Peaks.

Lake Champlain has over 90 species of fish and is considered one of the best bass fishing lakes in the northeast. The most common species of fish found here are northern pike, largemouth bass, black crappie, brown bullhead, bluegill, rock bass, and yellow perch. Trout and salmon can also be found on this lake.

Bird Watching Paradise

There are 318 species of birds in Vermont that live on Lake Champlain. Of particular interest is the Common Tern. There have been successful efforts made to protect the habitat of this bird. Common Tern nesting pairs rose from 50 in 1988 to 275 in 2013.

What’s Nearby?

Visit the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and enjoy all of the exhibits, from cars to boats to bicycles. The museum initially focused on the history of Lozier motors when it was founded and has expanded to many different forms of transportation over the years.

The War of 1812 Museum has rotating exhibits about the mostly forgotten war as well as a small theater, art gallery, and interpretive center. They have several historical artifacts from the War of 1812, ranging from guns to maps.

The must-see Bluff Point Lighthouse is a local favorite. The historic lighthouse is still standing and was one of the last to be named on the lake.

For the Lover of Nature

Lake Champlain is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the outdoors and get away from the city. Whether it's ice-fishing in winter or sailboating in the summer, Lake Champlain is the perfect spot for you!