Diversity defines Colchester. From its sandy soils in Malletts Bay to its fine clays found in the Clay Point area to its wetlands and rocky hills, Colchester holds as much contrast in its topography and geology as it does in its assortments of waterways. The Winooski and Lamoille Rivers border the town on the north and south, and also to the north lies the breathtaking Colchester Pond. to the southwest lies the Colchester's jewel, Malletts Bay, the state's largest bay and part of :ake Champlain, the states largest lake. With 30 miles of lakeshore, it is :ake Champlain that is the town's mainstay. If Lake Champlain is Vermont's most treasured resource, then Colchester's Malletts Bay is its most precious jewel. What better way to experience the lake in all its beauty than by boat? From avid sailors to seasoned boaters, to firsttime paddle surfers or relaxed fishermen, visitors will enjoy exploring Malletts Bay and Lake Champlain thanks to Colchester's prestigious marinas, beaches, and boat accesses. Summer evening sail boat races are a sight to behold, with prime seating at Lower Bayside Park. Private marinas offer mooring, while Bayside Paddle Sports offers paddleboard, kayak, and pedal boat rentals to experience the beauty of Lake Champlain.