Vermont celebrates its heroes in a big way. South Hero Island and North Hero Island in Lake Champlain take their names from 2 of the state’s Revolutionary War heroes: brothers Ethan and Ira Allen.
South Hero is primarily agricultural—apples, grapes, and berries grow there, and the town of South Hero is at the island’s southern end. In the warmer months, the island attracts day-trippers from Burlington and Montreal to its orchards, quirky museums, bicycle trails, and miles of lakeshore drives.
Here are 5 ideas for a summer getaway that might make you a hero to your loved ones.