Visit Vermont’s largest lake within state borders by heading out to the 3,576-acre park located on Lake Bomoseen in the Taconic Mountains. Lake Bomoseen State Park houses historical remnants of Vermont’s slate-producing past. There, you’ll have the opportunity to see the remains of slate buildings and foundations, as well as the quarries themselves and the rubble they provided throughout America’s development. The Park Ranger’s quarters also display historical objects for guests’ viewing. Hikers are welcome to journey along the self-guided Slate History Trail to learn more about Vermont’s interesting and industrial past.
Lake Bomoseen State Park includes land at the nearby Glen Lake and Half Moon State Park, the latter of which, you can reach by following a the Half Moon Trail through hiking terrain with Vermont’s famous wilderness and wildlife as a backdrop. Be sure to find your nearest “Park Interpreter” who is there to educate guests on the natural and cultural history of the park. They also host activities such as night hikes, nature crafts and games, campfires, and “amphibian explorations.”
You can find guests boating, fishing, and swimming at both Lake Glen and Lake Bomoseen. The park provides 55 tent/RV sites and 10 lean-tos, with a diverse selection of scenery including wooded areas, grassy and open fields, or along the lakeshore.
At Lake Bomoseen’s beach, you’ll find swimming and picnicking, a snack bar concession stand, and boat rentals (canoe, kayak, row, and pedal). The picnic pavilion is available for rent and seats up to 100 people. Bring the whole family and enjoy the accessibility to electricity, grills, and picnic tables. You can rent the picnic pavilion on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for $100 or for free on weekdays (excluding holidays).
Restrooms are accessible for all guests, and have flush toilets, running water, and coin-operated showers.
“Nice swim spot. Beautiful view. Nice camping spots. Clean bathrooms with quarter showers. Playground for kids. Friendly staff. Nice area. Quiet.”
—Morgan Broadfoot, Google Reviews
Take Amtrak to Lake Bomoseen State Park
Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to CNV Station in Vermont—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!