Burton Island

Trip highlights

Grabing lunch on an Island!

Burton Island Bistro is an awesome destination for a fun day out on the water! They serve awesome sandwiches, salads, burgers, cold drinks and more!

Enjoying Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a great big body of water with lots to explore. Burton Island is charming and the scenery of the lake is stunning!  

What to pack for the day

For the road trip:

  • money for gas and food / snacks
  • good vibes!

Boating to Burton Island Bistro:

  • bathing suit & towel
  • snacks (optional), lots of water
  • sunscreen & bugspray
  • CBD vape and/or tincture!
  • an extra dry set of clothes (sweatpants and sweatshirt recommended if it’s cool out!)

#1: The Road Trip & Boat Journey

Our Starting point: Winooski, VT 

Destination: Kill Kare State Park

Driving Time: 40 min

Budget for the day (2 people): $35-65

Kayak time to Burton Island: 15-25 min

Burton Island is quite the hidden gem! The best access point is from Kill Kare State Park where a passenger ferry called The Island Runner carries folks to Burton Island State Park. If you don’t have your own boat and don’t want to rent one, this is the only way to get there. The fare is $8 for a round trip on top of the $4 State Park entrance fee. (per person)

Click here to view more rates and Island Runner Ferry schedule!

Alternatively you can bring your own boat(s), or rent some from the park! A kayak is $30 for a half day, and a tandem kayak is $35! Grayson and I had lots of fun exploring the little islands around and we highly recommend renting your own boats if you’re sticking around for the whole day!

#2: Grab Breakfast or Lunch

The Burton Island Bistro is a small store and cafe serving breakfast and lunch with cold salads, burgers, sandwiches, and other to-go items. The store also sells camping goods, beer, wine and ice. The Bistro’s hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm. Breakfast is available from 9:00am to 11:00am and lunch is from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Make sure you keep these hours in mind when planning your trip! Grayson and I arrived at Kill Kare State Park at 1:29pm and had to really rush to kayak to the island before the kitchen closed!! It was funny, but definitely not the most relaxing… :’D Especially if you plan to take the Ferry you will need to coordinate the time right.

Also, we both can vouch for the great food. The sandwiches are fresh and well crafted! Perfect picnic meal. 

#3: Relax with CBD

We packed our CBD vape travel kit for ease of travel and ease of mind!

Enjoy the lake & the sun on this perfect little adventure. Will you go for it? If you do, make sure to take photos and tag us! <3 @bterps.co

Stay tuned for a action shot contest coming soon… You DEFINITELY won’t want to miss out on the prize. 😉