Kingsland Bay State Park

On the shore of Lake Champlain visitors can enjoy walking and hiking trails, boating opportunities, historic sites, beaches, and open grassy spaces at Kingsland Bay State Park.
Trail Activity
1.80 miles, Network
Ferrisburgh (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Grass/Meadow
Not Permitted


Kingsland Bay State Park sits on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain. The park contains two trails that follow along the shore of Lake Champlain.

The McDonough Point Trail offers the opportunity for hikers to explore the cliffs along the shore of Lake Champlain along Hawkins and Kingsland Bays. The trail begins in the day-use area. The Hulbert Point Trail begins just west of the town beach on Town Farm Road. This one-way trail leads hikers out to a point on Kingsland Bay. This area includes very special lands designated as "Natural Areas" due to rare species. Please stay on trails.

Picnicking, swimming, and toilet facilities are available. Visitors can enjoy the picnic areas and historic buildings of the park, or rent a canoe/kayak for an easy paddle around this protected bay. Facilities to rent include an historic banquet hall that is perfect for large groups. Kingsland Bay State Park has become a favorite spot for local events and weddings, due in large part to the stunning backdrop of Lake Champlain.

Other Information

Much of the park's 264 acres, along the shores of Lake Champlain, remains as a natural area. The historic Hawley House (1790) is part of the complex. This property dates back to the first settlers in Ferrisburgh and was home to Ecole Champlain, an exclusive girls camp, until the late 1960s.

Trail Manager

For more information about the park or the trails, visit Vermont State Parks online, or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 2: Rutland Region

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 2: Rutland Region
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423
Phone: (802) 786-0060
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.
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Trailhead Information

From Ferrisburgh, drive west on Little Chicago Road for 0.9 miles. Turn right onto Hawkins Road and continue for 3.4 miles. Turn right onto Kingsland Bay Road and continue to the park entrance. 

Kingsland Bay State Park has two separate trailheads. The trail to McDonough Point begins adjacent to the swim area accessible through the main park entrance. The trail to Hulbert Point begins adjacent to the Ferrisburgh Town Beach.


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