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The Champlain Islands is a small community in Northern Vermont located directly on Lake Champlain. It is home to Grand Isle County that includes the towns of South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Alburgh, and Isle La Motte. Whether you just moved here or are doing some research on the Lake Champlain Islands, here is your resource for area information. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Lake Champlain Regional Information:

Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation 

  • The Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation (LCIEDC) is a 501(c)6 mutual benefit corporation. LCIEDC serves as Grand Isle’s Regional Development Corporation, one of twelve in Vermont tasked with providing a wide variety of resources to the citizens and businesses of Grand Isle County. 

Grand Isle Supervisory Union

  • Located in the beautiful Lake Champlain Islands, the Grand Isle Supervisory Union comprises five communities supporting over 950 students. Included are Alburgh Community Education Center, Grand Isle Elementary School, Isle La Motte School, North Hero Elementary School, and Folsom Education Center in South Hero. The GISU Schools specialize in educating grades K-6/K-8, while students in grades 9-12 have the choice of attending High Schools in neighboring counties.

Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources(CIDER)

  • CIDER’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County, Vermont to live in their community with dignity. CIDER accomplishes this by providing direct services and collaborating with other individuals and groups. CIDER feels a special responsibility to elders and persons with disabilities.

Lake Champlain Island Town Information:


The Town of Alburgh is the gateway to Vermont from New York and Canada. Located on a peninsula, it has the highest amount of lakefront properties compared to the other Champlain Island towns. With its close proximity to New York, Canada, and St. Albans City, Alburgh is a favored place to reside. 

Grand Isle 

The Town of Grand Isle is located on the northern side of the Island it shares with South Hero, and is just 25 to 35 minutes to Burlington, Vermont. The city of Plattsburgh, New York is just a quick 15 minute commute by way of the Ferry located on Grand Isle’s West Shore. 

Isle La Motte

The Town of Isle La Motte is the northernmost of the Champlain Island towns and embodies a quiet rustic lifestyle with astonishing views of Lake Champlain. From impressive homes nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain to quaint seasonal cottages, Isle La Motte has much to offer in terms of real estate and lifestyle.

North Hero 

The Town of North Hero is centrally located in Grand Isle County. Known as the shire town, North Hero is a quiet community with a picturesque village directly on City Bay of Lake Champlain. 

South Hero

Of the five Grand Isle County towns, the Town of South Hero is the southernmost town, shares an Island with the town of Grand Isle and is known as the gateway to the Champlain Islands. 


Service Providers

During the home buying or selling process, you will work with a number of professionals to complete the sale. Visit our directory of service providers to learn more about the professionals we recommend working with. 


Vermont Colleges & Universities

Vermont is full of opportunities for people interested in furthering their education. It is home to 22 colleges and universities as well as 4 out-of-state colleges with campuses in Vermont with programs offering 2-year, 4-year, or graduate-level degrees. To learn more about Vermont colleges and universities visit the Best Colleges in Vermont. This site includes resources to help you before, during, and after college. 


Looking for more information about the Champlain Island Towns? Our Realtors have unmatched knowledge of what it is like to live in Grand Isle County and northern Vermont. Let a Coldwell Banker Islands Realty agent guide you to your dream home in the Champlain Islands. To begin your property search browse available homes in the Champlain Islands.


Other Resources:

Vermont Society Of Land Surveyors 


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