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P.O. Box 254, Highgate Springs, VT 05460
Waterfront 2017-09-06T18:08:38+00:00


State-of-the-art family water fun.

Plentiful, high-quality lake and water sports and equipment star on Tyler Place family vacations. With no ticking clock to count hours or dollars, you can sail, windsurf, canoe, kayak, or paddle board to your heart’s and muscles’ content. Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely paddle around the bay, challenge yourself with a water-skiing or wake-boarding lesson, or just take a brisk swim to the island and back, the Boat Dock will satisfy your craving for adventure. Our experienced staff are available for lessons and setting you up with the equipment you need each day.

The waterfront is home to several classic Tyler Place events, too. The weekly Duckman mini-triathlon kicks off from the swim dock, and after the swim or kayak to Bandstand Island and back, racers take off for the bike and run portion of the event. On Friday mornings, don’t miss the Sailing Regatta – choose from our fleet of Hobie sailboats. Need to brush up on your jibing and tacking? Take a sailing lesson during the week.

Kids and teens love the banana boating, tubing, and water-skiing featured in the all-inclusive kids’ programs. Younger kiddos will have fond memories of Pirate Night and pontoon cruises. Lake and water sports are all-inclusive unless otherwise noted below.

Waterfront Equipment & Offerings

  • 24 Double Kayaks
  • Banana Boat Rides*
  • Guided Family Fishing Trips
  • Family Pontoon Cruises
  • 10 Hobie Wave Sailboats – Sailing Lessons Available
  • 2 Peddleboats
  • 16 foot Day Sailor
  • Edward’s Bay Champagne Party with Pontoon Cruise (Adults only)
  • Rope Swing, Aqua Blob & Floating Mat
  • 16 Stand Up Paddleboards
  • 15 Single Kayaks
  • 3 Fishing Boats*
  • Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding & Tubing*
  • Life Jackets for All Ages
  • Waterskiing with instruction*
  • 4 Windsurfers
  • Guided River Canoe & Kayak Trips
  • 8 Canoes & 5 Adirondack Canoes
  • Lake Trampolines and Slide Raft
  • Pirate Island Boat Ride*
  • Sailing Regatta

*Free if they occur during kids’ morning and evening programs and scheduled Family Events. However, gas-guzzling sports are at an extra charge if they involve private use of the water-ski boats and/or Champagne Cruises.


“This is our first visit to The Tyler Place and we are having a blast. This resort is perfect for an active family who enjoys the outdoors, particularly the water. Our favorite activities have been fishing, sailing and the canoe trip.”

— R & K, Atlanta, GA

“Awesome as always! Hobie Cat sailing – wonderful! Couldn’t get enough!”

— G & M, Nashua, NH

Our 10-year old daughter grinned from ear-to-ear when she got up – and stayed up – water-skiing. We love the independence and new skills our children pick up here year after year. 

— M & S, Montclair, NJ