Have a relaxing breakfast in camp
Take a walk on the beautiful loop trail out and back to Button Bay Point. (0.3 miles, 1 hour) Stop and explore the fun stone nature center at the point and find out about weekend interpretive programs.
Go for a bike ride (1 - 2 hours)
Button Bay State Park is located on the Lake Champlain Bikeway, a 363-mile bike route around Lake Champlain. There is some easy, scenic riding in the park, but also on the surrounding roads. Button Bay Road and Basin Harbor are great for biking and can be made into a loop by using Jersey Street and Webster Road as links. View Vermont Bikeways Map.
Back to camp for lunch
Take a swim and play in the pool (1 hour)
The Button Bay pool is only a few years old and was designed with kids in mind. The entire pool is shallow, with a very gentle, gradual incline on one end. There is a slide that kids love and there is a lifeguard on duty.
Fish on the shore of Lake Champlain
You can fish right from shore in the park. Kids under 15 don't need a fishing license. Short term 1, 3 or 7-day fishing licenses are available. Fishing licenses can be purchased online or be purchased at the park.
Free time: Relax and play around camp
Dinner, campfire, s’mores, play in campground
Breakfast in camp
Paddle on the lake (1 - 1.5 hours)
You can rent canoes, single kayaks and double kayaks at the park. The boat launch is located a short drive from the campground. The park interpreters often run guided paddling programs.
Pack up camp, make bagged lunches for the road
Attend an Interpretive Program
There is an interpreter stationed at Button Bay State Park in the summertime. You may attend a program about the funny geological fossils called "buttons" for which the park is named. Other programs include nature games, crafts and nature walks.
Take one last swim in the pool (1 hour)
Visit Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
4472 Basin Harbor Road
See historical and new boats up close on the docks. Visit the museum and explore the 300+ shipwrecks on Lake Champlain. Take an historic lake or shipwreck cruise. There is something new and different going on every day. This is a great, hands-on way to learn about the "Sixth Great Lake", Lake Champlain.
Have your bagged lunch at the museum or on the road.
|Visit a Museum
1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne 05482
Visit this 1,400 acre working farm with a Childrens' Farm Yard where you can experience the Chicken Parade, milking cows, collecting eggs, brushing horses, donkeys and rabbits. Milk a goat, card and spin wool and participate in many other self-guided activities.There are other programs, walking trails, a farm store, dining and more.
See Vermont Bears Being Built
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory & Bear Shop
6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne 05482
Learn how the world-famous Vermont Teddy Bears are made. Visit the Bear Shop and Bear Museum. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.
Enjoy some mountain views at Mount Philo
Mount Philo State Park
5425 Mt. Philo Road, Charlotte 05445
Vermont's first state park offers spectacular views of the Champlain Valley, Green Mountains and Adirondacks. You can park at the bottom and hike up, or drive the winding, narrow road to the top of the mountain, where there are restrooms, picnic areas and shelter. Campers from other state parks get in for free.
Visit a Morgan Horse Farm
UVM Morgan Horse Farm
74 Battell Drive, Weybridge 05753
Managed by the University of Vermont, this farm offers tours, special events and has a gift shop dedicated to these beautiful horses.