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Tour Lake Champlain Islands 4th Annual

13 July 2018

Trip Summary: 13–15 July 2018

The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic mountain views at every turn, multiple stops for local fresh food, & frequent opportunities to dip in the refreshing lake water.

Guide for participants to prepare for this trip is available for reference. Otherwise, past trip reports are posted at:

Route Log

Day Places Log
Friday 9:49 Grand Isle & Burlington Start from Snow Farm Vineyard in anticipation of wine tasting after the ride. Pass by the bird houses, ride the causeway via ferry, tour Burlington for Lake Champlain Chocolate. Return on causeway for lunch at Wally’s Place Bagels & Deli. Then tour Grand Isle on winding road by the water.

Return to Snow Farm for a small bottle of chilled ice wine.

Log from Suunto & Strava: available in GPX, FIT, TCX, KML, & other file formats for GPS track.
Aerial view of route
➡️ distance 88.73km
⏩ speed 14.7km/h
🔄 duration 6:03’07.6
⬆️ ascent 372m
⬇️ descent 352m
Saturday 9:00 Lake Champlain State Parks Fun tour of North Hero island beaches & coast line, with stop Alburg Dunes State Park, water dip at North Hero State Park, & whole peach pie at Hero’s Welcome. Vermont maple soft-serve ice cream was out of business.

Returned to the Inn for a colorful sunset.

Suunto, Strava, & aerial view
➡️ 61.09km
⏩ 13.1km/h
🔄 4:39’48.0
⬆️ 673m
⬇️ 652m
Sunday 9:05 Venise-en-Québec Traveled well into Canada (passport required to cross border) by Alberg & Noyan. Kaiser cheese shop was closed on Sunday. Continue to Henryville, looping back to marché public in Venise-en-Québec for olive bread, gelato, & goat cheese.

Returned along Missisquoi Bay between farm lands to Inn for quick dip in Lake Champlain.

Suunto, Strava, & aerial view
➡️ 85.26km
⏩ 17.2km/h
🔄 4:56’40.5
⬆️ 209m
⬇️ 166m
Total
➡️ 235.08km
⏩ 15.01km/h
🔄 15:39’36
⬆️ 1,254m
⬇️ 1,170m
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