Hiking on the Champlain Islands, a mini-vacation in Vermont.

Recently, I had a chance to spend some time on the chain of islands in the center of Lake Champlain in Vermont. Lake Champlain is the sixth largest lake in the United States and in the center of it are five islands; South Hero, Grand Isle, North Hero, Alburg, and Isle La Motte. The islands are rich in flat ground, old farmland and historical value. Key in the war of 1812, rife with military history and the location of a very important moment in Teddy Roosevelt history. You reach the islands on a man-made landbridge known as the Sandbar