Lake Champlain is large. Well not like Lake Baikal in Siberia or Lake Superior along the US-Canadian border, but big enough to provide outdoor activities for all levels of outside enthusiasts.
If you are more interested in the resort feel of the Adirondacks then come north on I-87, eventually peeling off on highway 9N at Lake George. There are a number of vacation resort towns along both Lake George and Lake Champlain as you head north, boasting countless bed and breakfasts as you wend your way lakeside.
After transferring the proverbial arm and leg at the ticket cubicle, ride the ferryboat throughout to Burlington. If you’ve never experienced the New England college-tourist town hybrid, then you are in for a reward.
You can actually spend 2 days in the area, there are many enjoyable and wacky things to do.
Rent a bike and head north along the path that eventually leads you onto the causeway that has you actually pedaling in the middle of Lake Champlain.
You can likewise head east, by means of auto, to both Camels Hump (south of I-89) or Mount Mansfield (north of I-89) for some good day treking and excellent views of Lake Champlain.
If you desire a great view however want to drive to the peak then head up to Mt Philo, south along highway 7. Along highway 7 is the very pleasant and secluded Willow Pond Farm Bed and Breakfast.
Whenever of year is great to experience this fantastic area.