Located about twenty minutes’ drive north of Burlington, Milton boasts that perfect balance of city convenience and rural atmosphere. It may have been known as a “bedroom community” in the past (as many of its residents work in and around the city of Burlington) but people from all over the state are beginning to appreciate it in recent years for what it really is—a charming outdoor getaway.
One of the attractions here is Lake Champlain, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream vacation spot as one can have an amazing time swimming, boating, and fishing under the sun while taking in the majestic views of the green hills that surround it. It’s not just the water that makes this such a great summer getaway, though, as there are wildlife reserves, state parks, hiking trails, and camping grounds located on the shores of Milton. The views are equally stunning. The best thing about this is you can get up close and personal with the local wildlife (like beavers, muskrats, raccoons, turtles, and a wide variety of migratory birds) while hiking along the wildlife reserve.
Aside from its natural wonders, Milton has that typical American small town appeal that folks who want to get away from the city crowds would certainly appreciate. You can take in that small-town charm when you stroll around and chat with the friendly locals in restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and other social spots.
Milton is a perfect fishing destination as two of the most fish-abundant bodies of water in the region can easily be accessed here. Lake Champlain located at the town’s western boundaries is definitely an angler’s paradise as the lake supports healthy populations of a wide array of fish species. Favorite angling targets here include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, lake sturgeon, channel catfish, northern pike, landlocked Atlantic salmon, yellow perch,