Seasons on Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a spectacular place to explore in all seasons. Browse through the slideshows below made up of photos from our members and friends.

LCC is always seeking year-round lake photos for use in print and online media. Do you have photos to share? We'd love to see them! Email lcc@ lakechamplaincommittee.org with the following information. Thanks for your help!

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  • Name of photographer
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Ice on Lake Champlain

What a great year 2014 was for ice on Lake Champlain. For the first time since 2007, Lake Champlain froze over nearly 99 percent, providing ample opportunities for outdoor adventures. Explore LCC's gallery of ice photos taken around the Lake Champlain Basin and learn some ice vocabulary.

Ice, twigs and leaves form beautiful art in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Ice bubbles resemble a lava lamp. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Detailed ice crystals accumulate between Milton and Savage Island. Photo by Phyl Newbeck..
Jigsaw pieces of pancake ice freeze in the Inland Sea. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Lake Champlain ice sparkles near Converse Bay. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Ice sheets flex in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Cracks develop in black ice in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Ice coats rocks at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Bumpy ice covers rocks at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Trapped bubbles show in ice between Charlotte and Westport. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
A nordic skater stands on black ice at the mouth of the Winooski. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Deep cracks reveal thick ice forming in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
LCC Staff skates on solid pancake ice in Malletts Bay. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Ice covered in snow resembles wool near the Milton/Georgia border. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Pancake ice cakes on the water at the Colchester Causeway. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Ice volcanoes usually develop in shallow water at the edge of the shoreline and can be up to five feet tall. Photo by Gary Kjlelleren.
Ice crystals form on the lake between Burlington and Juniper Island. Photo by Lori Fisher.
Clear ice and snow form in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Ice splashes rock faces at Palisades. Photo by Vincent Rossano.

Winter on Lake Champlain

Cold winters in New York and Vermont provide a beautiful setting covered in snow and ice.

Juniper Island sits in frozen Lake Champlain. Photo by Lori Fisher.
Cedars grow over black ice near Cold Spring Road in Milton. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A nordic skater strikes a pose on black ice off Colchester Point. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Ice boats gather off Sandbar. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A skater marvels at ice on Garden Island in Converse Bay. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Mount Mansfield towers over the Champlain Valley heading toward Leddy Park. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Nordic skaters cross a pressure ridge on Lake Champlain. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Icy rock faces rise above the lake in New York. Photo by Phyl Newbeck.
Steam rises from the lake during a zero-degree morning, looking toward Stave Island. Photo by Gary Kjelleren.
Snow-covered Lake Champlain glistens from South Hero. Photo by Gary Kjelleren.
Trees and mountains cover the Lake Champlain Basin, viewed from Camels Hump. Photo by Lori Fisher.
The sun rises over the Lake Champlain Basin, viewed from Camels Hump. Photo by Lori Fisher.
Skaters gather on black ice south of Cedar Island. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A skater checks ice thickness near Port Henry. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Solid ice develops at the narrows near Snake Den Harbor. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A happy pup conquers a snow drift on Malletts Bay. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Clouds billow over the Adirondacks and a frozen Lake Champlain. Photo by Randy Stacey.
A cheerful snowman stands in Addison County. Photo by Randy Stacey.
Skaters trek through snow and ice at Perkins Pier in Burlington. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A skater takes a break on the New York/Vermont border on Lake Champlain. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A pressure ridge rises north of Schuyler Island. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Skaters tour near North Beach in Burlington. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Skaters head northwest of Appletree Point. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Skaters travel mid-way between Point Kent and Appletree Point. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
Skaters explore east from Schuyler Island. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
A blue sky shines on skaters and Lake Champlain ice sky north from Northwest Bay. Photo by Vincent Rossano.
The boardwalk and pier stretch across Burlington's Waterfront during the winter months. Photo by Carolyn Bates.
The Burlington Boathouse and Adirondacks seen from the Burlington Waterfront in the winter. Photo by Carolyn Bates.
An ice boat prepares to head out at Whites Beach in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
A windsurfer glides over Lake Champlain in Milton. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Kitesurfers travel over ice in Milton. Photo by Cathy Frank.
A golden sky shines on a snowy lake near Malletts Bay. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Ice boats gather in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Snow buries red rocks in South Burlington. Photo by Cathy Frank.
A beach-front bench swings at Harbor Road in Shelburne. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Winter ice solidifies at Thompson's Point in Charlotte. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Open water surrounds Law Island from the Colchester Causeway before ice has formed. Photo by Cathy Frank.
A cross-country skier heads north on the Colchester Causeway. Photo by Cathy Frank.
A lighthouse towers over a frozen Lake Champlain and ice fishing near Sandbar. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Summer swimming rules greet a snowy beach in South Hero. Photo by Cathy Frank.
Sand and snow form mesmerizing patterns on a beach in South Hero.
A bald eagle flies over a blue winter sky in Shelburne. Photo by Boston Neary.
Hundreds of ducks gather on the small amount of open water on Lake Champlain at the causeway bridge break. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Frozen water and icy rocks stand in the view of Burlington from Oakledge Park. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
A snow wave develops on Malletts Bay. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
Tree icicles sway in the view of Law Island. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
The Colchester Causeway stands in front of Law Island. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
An aerial view of Lake Champlain shows nearly 99 percent ice coverage from over Addison County. Photo by Jessica Rossi.
The Charlotte Ferry breaks ice to create open water for hundreds of waterfowl. Photo by Boston Neary.
Canvasback ducks soar over Lake Champlain near the Charlotte Ferry. Photo by Boston Neary.
A canvasback duck swims near the Charlotte Ferry. Photo by Boston Neary.
A juvenile and bald eagle strut on Lake Champlain ice. Photo by Boston Neary.
A female mallard duck lands on ice in Shelburne Bay. Photo by Boston Neary.
An ice fishing shanty is on the move in Malletts Bay. Photo by Cathy Frank.