Birding In Vermont - Champlain Valley

Converse Bay, Charlotte

  • From Route 7 in Charlotte, drive west on F-5 for 2.7 miles to the Charlotte Ferry Landing.
  • Turn left (southeast) onto Converse Bay Road and follow for 0.7 miles.
  • Turn right onto Cedar Beach Road for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn left into the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department boat launch on Converse Bay.

Fort Cassin / Mouth of Otter Creek, Ferrisburgh

  • From Route 7 in the center of Ferrisburgh, drive west on Little Chicago Road for 0.9 miles.
  • Turn right on Hawkins Road and continue for 5 miles, passing Hawkins Slang, South Slang and Kingsland Bay Park (also good places to bird).
  • Turn right on Fort Cassin Road and continue 0.6 miles to a state parking lot on the right side of the road, with a boat launch into Otter Creek 0.1 miles ahead. (The causeway beyond leads to a private community. Please respect their privacy and don’t venture too far along it.)


Map courtesy David Hoag. Used by permission.

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