One of four towns comprising of the Lake Champlain Islands, South Hero has approximately 2,000 residents and only 30 minutes from Burlington. It has a friendly small town appeal with a lot to love rich in history. The town was originally given to Revolutionary War veterans in combination with North Hero as one town referred to as Two Heroes' Island in 1779. However, the town was divided into North, Middle, and South in 1788 and in 1810, Middle Hero was renamed, Grand Isle.
There are many resorts, campgrounds, and cabins along South Hero's shoreline of Lake Champlain for outdoor enthusiasts. Sailing, boating, fishing, and kayaking are all enjoyed on the water. Locals enjoy stopping at Seb's Snack Bar for summer ice cream and launching their boats at the Sand Bar State Park community beach. Apple season is a must at either family owned Hackett's Orchard or Allenholm Farm. The award winning Blue Paddle is a favorite local eatery not to be missed. Snow Farm Vineyard Vermont is a popular attraction as well in South Hero for wine tasting, concerts, and weddings.
Schools located in South Hero are the Grand Isle Supervisory Union, and Folson Educational and Community Center. High School residents here have school choice to select the high school that best suits them.
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