After leaving Destiny once again for boarding, we drove to Isle La Motte which is around 90 miles northwest of campground via IH89 and Hwy 2 and 129.
Enroute we stopped in Winooski near Burlington to visit the site of Fort Ethan Allen which is now the University of Vermont's Ethan Allen Campus.
Fort Ethan Allen was one of the largest US Calvalry and Field Artillery Posts in the country. During the two World Wars is was used as a training and mobilization center. In 1952 it was taken over by the Air Force and closed in 1960.
We then drove to Battery Park in Burlington to see Battery Redoubt, a 13 gun earthwork used against the British in 1813. Nothing remains except for some cannon displays and signage.
The drive to Isle La Motte took us through Grand Isle,North Hero and South Alburgh along Lake Champlain.
Saint Anne's Shrine is the site of the state's oldest white settlement. In 1666, the French erected a Fort and Chapel here to protect against attacks by hostile Indians. It was dedicated under the invocation of "la bonne Sainte Anne". The shrine overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The Museum has a display of relics from the fort which is all that remains. I must say that the serenity of the area made the trip worthy of the drive.
|Marker for Fort|
|Sainte Anne Shrine|
|Dedicated to Death of Christ|
|Our Lady of Lourdes|
|Leaving Isle La Motte|
|View of Lake Champlain from Hwy 129|