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Niquette Bay State Park
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274 Raymond Road
Colchester, Vermont   05446
(lat:44.5849 lon:-73.1931) map location

Phone: 802-893-5210
The 584-acre park began with an initial land purchase by the State of Vermont in 1975. It is named for Niquette Bay, the local name for an indentation along the northeastern shore of Lake Champlains larger Malletts Bay. 4700 feet of scenic rocky and sandy shoreline along the bay comprise the park's southern boundary.

The property, much of it farmed and pastured through the 1800s, is today predominately forested. Two long ridges with summits rising to over 400' elevation run parallel along either side of a flat, sandy terrace bisecting the property. This terrace, in turn, is bisected by a brook and associated ravine. This brook, over 1000s of years, has carried away sand and silt as the ravine was carved, depositing it into Lake Champlain and forming the sandy but shallow beach along the eastern half of the park's shoreline.

The westerly half of the park shore is of dramatically different character. Here, sheer cliffs of dolomitic limestone rise abruptly from deep water to heights exceeding 60 feet. These cliffs form the headwall of the western ridge that cuts through the park.

The park's trail system accesses high points along each ridge from which impressive vistas overlook Malletts Bay to the south, the Green Mountains to the east, and the Lake Champlain Islands to the west. There are several loops which offer a variety of hiking combinations. The shortest distance to the lake is 0.5 miles via the Allen Trail on foot or by bicycle there is no public boat launch or motorized vehicle access directly to the lake shore.

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Area Campgrounds
Lone Pine Campsites
52 Sunset View Road
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Malletts Bay Campgrounds
88 Mallets Bay Campground Road
Colchester, VT
Shelburne Camping Area
4385 Shelburne Road
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Classic Outfitters
861 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
(802) 860-7375
Schirmer's Fly Shop
34 Mills Ave
South Burlington, VT
(802) 863-6105
Bob's Gun Shop
576 Ballard Rd # 1
Milton, VT
(802) 524-4906
Bob's Gun Shop
Ballard Rd
Saint Albans, VT
(802) 893-2124
Datillio's Discount Guns
794 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
(802) 862-5516
Sunset House B & B
78 Main St
Burlington, VT
(802) 864-3790
Champ Charters
78 Main St
Burlington, VT
(802) 864-3790
Nils Master USA Inc
1150 Airport Dr
South Burlington, VT
(802) 658-1070
Fishing Info Svc & Hotline
36 Brickyard Rd # 40
Essex Junction, VT
(802) 878-7124
Area Cabins and Lodges
Wyndham Burlington Hotel
60 Battery St
Burlington, VT
(802) 658-6500
Apple Tree Island Resort
71 Route 2
South Hero, VT
(802) 372-5398
Coventry Club & Resort
468 Beebe Hill Rd
Milton, VT
(802) 893-7773
Nearby Hotels
Niquette Bay is pet-friendly with some restrictions. Pet owners must clean up after their pets and carry out pet and other waste out of the park. Parties hiking with pets are limited to four 4 animals per group. Pets must be leashed at all times. Pets may swim at Calm Cove only all other areas of lake access are off limits for pets.

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