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Top 5 Boating Lakes in Vermont

Posted on: April 11, 2018

Do us a favor, close your eyes. Okay, no, don’t do that, we need you to read this.  How about this, use something you haven’t used in a while, your imagination. Pretend you’re a kid, and if you have kids, pretend you’re them.  Pretend you’re on your brand-new boat. In front of you is the eternal blue highways splashing mist on your face. Oh, and your face is getting a Swedish massage from the wind blowing against it. Oh, and the wind, it’s stroking your hair with the whisper of a brush of air.

Get lost in it. Enjoy it. Smile and know, in a few short months, it’ll be here.

And we here are Woodard Marine want to make sure you enjoy all the beauty that awaits you.

Here are our top 5 lakes in Vermont to take your boat this summer:

1- Lake Bomoseen

Woodard Marine Top 5 Lakes in Vermont Blog - Lake Bomoseen

Lake Bomoseen

I mean, come on, we’re from here.  We’d rather be mocked for putting it #1 rather than facing the backlash if we didn’t. But it’s also because we love it. “Bomo” is 9 miles long in the small Vermont college town of Castleton. Boat, water ski, wakeboard, drop anchor in the middle to swim, or pull up the “sandbar” and chill with your boating buddies. It doesn’t matter. Bomo isn’t just spectacular, it’s home.

2 – Lake Champlain

Woodard Marine Top 5 Lakes in Vermont Blog - Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain

It has its own mythological sea creature, “Champ”, need we say more?  No worries, we will. 125 miles long and 14 miles wide. Nestled between the Adirondacks of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, Lake Champlain is a boating Nirvana. With expansive waterways, tucked away bays, sandy shores, and hidden places to anchor down; just try and think of a reason why not to go there.  We’ll wait…

3 – Caspian Lake

Woodard Marine Top 5 Lakes Caspian Lake

Caspian Lake

You ever wanted to just get away for the weekend with nothing but your family, boat, fishing poles, and simply chill? This 6-mile long lake located in Greensboro is exactly what the doctor prescribed.  Rent a cottage, go out for the day, fish, relax and create some unforgettable family memories, wash, rinse, repeat.

4 – Lake St. Catherine

Woodard Marine Top 5 Lakes Lake Saint Catherine

Lake St. Catherine

This 5-mile long lake in Poultney/Wells is when your friend says, “know any good fishing?” You go to Lake St. Catherine.  Unless you don’t feel like fishing for both warm and cold-water fish. And of course, you wouldn’t want to do battle with a 13-pound pike in waters up to 70 feet deep.  No, why would you want to do that?

5 – Lake Willoughby

Woodard Marine Top 5 Lakes in Vermont Blog - Lake Willoughby

Lake Willoughby

There is no reason in particular why we placed them number 5.  Actually, there is no particular order, except for #1 of course. But Willoughby is a breathtaking 5-mile-long lake and one mile wide in Westmore. In the shadows of Mouth Pisgah, Mount Hor, and Bartlett Mountain, you can relax at their public beach or cruise around to the southern portion of the lake and check out the popular diving spot Devils Rock. After that, you must see the natural waterslides on the eastern portion.

Well, there it is.  You’ve got your boat and now you got your lakes…And if by chance you DON’T have your boat, you know where to find us.

Now go back to the beginning and this time you can close your eyes.

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