nature trips



Point Au Roche State Park, on the northwestern shore of Lake Champlain, is a mixture of open and forested areas, most of them natural and undeveloped. The park's large day-use area has a protected, sandy beach, picnic facilities and concession stand. Boating and fishing are popular activities, as are volleyball, softball and other games. The park offers 60 designated mooring sites in Deep Bay. The staffed Nature Center offers a variety of programs open to the public all year. The park's trails, including nature, hiking and biking trails, wind through interesting habitats, from forest to marsh to shoreline. The trails are in use all year for school programs, nature hikes and cross-country skiing. The park also provides access for ice fishing.

No snow on the trails- a bit of ice in very infrequent spots. Viewed the reddest, most spectacular sunset of my life here tonight. ❤️ Very peaceful here and although I didn’t see any wildlife directly, I saw plenty of scat and tracks to show me they were close by.

Pretty views of the lake.

Very pretty, very relaxed. Be sure to take a detour up the first finger peninsula on the trail's right, too. Gorgeous park.

Nice walk close to the lake, nice views but very very poor indication of trails

Combine this trail with Long Pointe trail to have a full experience.

A pleasant walk in the woods, with beautiful views of grand Lake Champlain. not challenging. It was a hot day, but there was a nice constant breeze coming off the lake.

Easy but so worth to go!

Did it at the same time as all Pointe au Roche! It was great!! Amazing view points!

I went there alone from Montreal and it was amazing!!! Worth the drive!! It is a very easy but very very beautiful!!!

Lovely little spot, as a Canadian coming from Montreal this path is closer to me than some of the trails up north. Pretty flat, nice views, saw 3 snakes, a hare and a red fox. Just a nice time overall

One of my favorite yet. Great weather on 5/8/18. Some parts were flooded but was able to easily walk around.

11 months ago

Nice, easy trail system with some nice viewpoints of Mount Mansfield in Vermont.

Been here many times... Nice hike today. With the Winter that we've had and the popularity of the trails for walkers and Ice Fishermen, microspikes are pretty much a must right now (1/30/18).

We love this trail, and it's great for younger kids. It's great for a nice and easy walk with plenty of views of Lake Champlain.
We have hiked all of these trails at Point Au Roche, and a few trails and mountains elsewhere. Point Au Roche, however seems to be the only place where I've come home with ticks. Spray yourself and use permethrin in clothing if you'd like to spend a day on the Point Au Roche trails.

All of the trails here are super easy, and great for young children. Point Au Roche is definitely a great place to go if you want to spend a day in the woods and walk trails. *loaded with ticks, spray with deet and use permethrin in clothing*

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nice casual hiking.

took this with my sister, her boyfriend and neice and had a great time. a little wet in some places but we'll worth the time!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Gorgeous views from the Point.

Easy, flat, and well groomed trails.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lot's of variety, beautiful scenery.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

great little place to go, well taken care of and free early spring and late fall

Thursday, August 04, 2016

a well-kept secret of Champlain Valley-- 12 miles of very quiet, scenic and secluded hiking trails overlooking Lake Champlain. Offers swimming, hiking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing and biking. Great for kids and animal friendly.

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