South Hero

The West Shore Road near Rockwell Bay in South Hero

South Hero is a small town off the coast of Lake Champlain in Vermont. It is the southernmost town among the Lake Champlain Islands.

Get in

By car

If coming from the South and Southwest areas of the U.S., Route I-87 will take you up the east side of New York which parallels the West side of Vermont and Lake Champlain. If not taking the ferry, you can drive all the way up to the last exit on I-87 to Rouse's Point, which will take you across a bridge that goes over Lake Champlain, then you would continue down the Islands on Route 2 southward where you will start to see signs for South Hero. If coming from areas in Southern New England and anywhere in New England, Routes 89, 91 and 93 will get you to the Burlington area which from there you will be able to get to South Hero by following signs for Lake Champlain Islands on I-89.

By ferry

By plane

Get around

A barn on the West Shore Road in South Hero

Most of the roads in South Hero are dirt roads, especially in back-roads or developments. The two main roads in South Hero are Route 2 and County Road 314 otherwise known as Ferry Road. Route 2 will take you across the Sandbar Bridge into the mainland of Vermont while 314 will take you to Grand Isle, North Hero and Alburg. Most people use cars to travel around while others will take the occasional walk or bike ride along the shoreline. Since you're on a lake, boat travel is very popular. With the right amount of gas, you can get from the southernmost point of South Hero to Burlington, Plattsburgh or Mallet's Bay in a little over an hour.






Go next

Routes through South Hero

Rouses Point Grand Isle  N  S  Colchester Burlington
Plattsburgh becomes ← ferry  W  E  END

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