The Northeast Kingdom is home to Vermont's Lake District with 40,000 acres of lakes, ponds and 50 public boat launch sites.
Go to Vermont State Parks to learn more about boating, camping, fishing and boat rentals in the NEK.
On the shores of Lake Memphremagog, you'll find the Newport Marina and a Yacht Club that organizes international regattas with our Canadian neighbors. Clyde River Recreation offers kayak, canoe, small boat rentals, and all inclusive river paddles on the Clyde River. Smaller lakes like Joe's Pond and Lake Willoughby are perfect for kayaking or canoeing.
Brighton Motor Sports in Island Pond has all sorts of toys for your ventures on the high seas including kayaks, river tubes, pontoon boats, and jet skis.
Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Dept. has free maps and advice for anglers and boaters.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a long-distance water trail spanning 740 miles through four northern states including Vermont's NEK.
There is excellent canoeing and kayaking on the Connecticut River with primitive camping shelters along the way. Go to Upper Valley Land Trust to get itineraries and information for your next river adventure. The Connecticut River Byway has information about scenic driving tours along the VT/NH border.
Visit our Interactive Map for self guided paddling tours in the Northeast Kingdom.
Visit our Great Outdoors Vacation Packages for some great lodging deals that include fishing and boating!
Our FREE Waterways Map will help you plan your off-land excursions in the NEK.