The Islands "Other" State Park
Many people know the Champlain Islands as a place to find some of the state's best parks. Miles of shoreline and large tracts of undeveloped land make it an obvious location for camping and recreation. With the majestic Alburgh Dunes, peaceful Knight Point, and popular Sandbar (technically in Milton, spiritually in South Hero) there's always a beach close by. Grand Isle State Park offers campers of all types a place to escape the hustle and relax while surrounded by forrest and the lake. Even the now closed for camping, but open to the public North Hero State Park offers moments of pure tranquility, even if of the apocalyptic variety.
For the more spontaneous, day use of the park requires no pre-planning and offers a robust network of hiking trails and shorelines for picnicking or swimming.
Getting to the island is half the fun. In the winter a hike across the frozen lake is a highlight of North Hero's annual Great Ice festival, but the rest of the year requires transportation of some kind. For those without their own boat, USCG licensed Holly Poulin offers ferry service out to the island for a fee (email@example.com).
Though often forgotten, Knight Island remains a treasure to those who make the journey.