Waterfront Park along Lake Champlain was pretty, even on an overcast day. There can be found, a marina, a sailing club, a museum, a lighthouse, a repurposed railroad depot, bike paths, sculptures, and other sights.
Central to the waterfront was the Community Boathouse Marina with a lighthouse in the harbor. The ECHO lake museum was at the water’s edge and showed the maritime history of Lake Champlain, a nod to the legend of the lake monster Champ, and other aquarium exhibits.
Union Station was opened in 1916 by the Central Vermont Railway and Rutland Railroad. An excursion train by Green Mountain Railroad still runs through. The RR Depot now holds offices and art studios. Notable flying monkey sculptures adorn the roof line.
A pleasant bike and walking path went through the park with sculptures along the way. The Follett House, which overlooks the lake and park from a couple of blocks away, was built in 1840 by a prominent local businessman.
Camp: Friend’s Place
Scene: Park, marina, boats, lighthouse