Essex - Charlotte Ferry
9 locals recommend
Tips from locals
The ferry schedule changes with the seasons but during the summer, the ferries run every half hour to Charlotte, VT--a 20 minute ride and it's beautiful.
Ride the ferry across the lake to Port Kent or Essex NY. Walk on, take your bike, or the car.
this transportation essential is also an absolutely beautiful way to be on the water.
Places to stay nearby
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“Burgers, fried seafood baskets. Famous for their soft-serve ice cream, known as "creemees" here in VT. Word of warning - unless you have a huge appetite and a steady hand, don't order any creemee larger than a medium!”
- 5 locals recommend
“Grassy State Park on Lake Champlain. Picnic tables. Swimming. Pick up Lunch at Gillfeathers in Ferrisburg on your way. Stop at Dakin Farm on your way back for Vermont Products. Stop at Cookie Love for the best Maple Creemee (soft serve)”
- 9 locals recommend
“One of the most scenic sections of the Long Trail stretches from Lincoln Gap, where it crosses an unnumbered road between Lincoln and Warren, just off Route 100. From here it's about 2.5 miles to the summit of Mt. Abraham. The Long Trail crosses at a high point, giving you a head start on the ascent to Mt. Abraham's 4,052-foot summit. Although the trail has only a 1,600-foot overall rise, be prepared to do more climbing than that suggests-the trail dips steeply several places before climbing again. It's easy to find the trailhead, as the crossing is well marked. Head north on the Long Trail, staying to the left at the top of the embankment. The trail runs along a ridge covered in stunted firs and spruce trees, under moss-covered ledges and in one place between large glacial boulders. The unobstructed view from Mt. Abraham's rocky summit includes the distinctive silhouette of Camel's Hump and extends to New Hampshire's Mt. Washington, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondacks in New York.”
- 11 locals recommend
“The creations of chef/brewer Ian Huizenga and Eliza Benton, Hired Hand Brewing Co., use locally sourced ingredients to craft a family of exceptional hyperlocal beers, beer cocktails, and farm-to-table pizzas that are a true taste of Vermont. Beer ingredients are sourced from Homestead Hops in Starksboro, Peterson Quality Malt in Charlotte, water from the Huizenga Family Farm in Barnumtown, and foraged nuggets from around Addison County. Join Hired Hand Brewing for some of the best locally brewed craft beers, spirits and food Vermont has to offer in our light-filled tap room in historic downtown Vergennes, Vermont. Just below Hired Hand, their sister restaurant — Bar Antidote — cooks up healthy, comforting local food for take out and outdoor dining. On Fridays and Saturdays they expand their menu to feature Hired Hand pizzas.”
- 10 locals recommend