Lone Rock Point is a beautiful wooded peninsula jutting out into Lake Champlain, located less than 2 miles north of Burlington’s waterfront. Crisscrossed with paths through the woods and a large meadow, there are several open spots perched high on cliffs with spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, as well as an outdoor chapel. While water access and swimming (as well as alcohol consumption) are prohibited, it’s a great
spot for a picnic or a walk in the woods. You can even learn a little geology, as the point is an exposed part of the Champlain Thrust Fault.
Part of the Rock Point Center, the property is owned by Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and access is free, although visitors will need a pass. You can get one at the Diocesan Offices at the entrance to the Center or via the Diocesan website (with a suggested donation). There’s visitor parking just past the offices, and from there you’ll pass some community gardens and the Bishop’s House before hitting the trail network.