Description - Built by Connecticut native Jedediah Hyde, Jr. in 1783, the Hyde Log Cabin is considered on of the oldest log cabins in the United States. After the Revolutionary War, Hyde traveled to northern Vermont to assist in surveying the area with a compass and theodolite which he had gleaned as one of the spoils of the Battle of Bennington. The cabin is open from July 1 to September 5, Thursday through Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- At Grand Isle, life in the Republic of Vermont is exemplified in the restored 1783 Hyde Log Cabin, built by Connecticut native Jedediah Hyde, Jr., heir to the namesake of Hyde Park, Connecticut. After the Revolution, the younger Hyde traveled to northern Vermont to assist in surveying the area with a compass and theodolite which he had gleaned as one of the spoils of the Battle of Bennington.
The cabin, constructed of 14-18" diameter cedar logs, consists of one 20' x 25' room with a massive fireplace at one end and an overhead loft. It is considered one of the oldest log cabins in the United States. Now restored, it is furnished with items collected by members of the Grand Isle Historical Society.
Recreation - Open from July 1 to September 5, Thursday through Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Climate - Winter daytime temperatures in the lower half of the Lakes / Kingdom region averages 14 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -9 Celsius). The upper half of this region experiences winter temperatures ranging below 14 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures are cooler along the western area of Lake Champlain averaging 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 21 Celsius). The central area of this region expects temperatures from 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 20 Celsius) with the eastern area of this region experiencing the coolest summer time temperatures of less than 66 degrees Fahrenheit (below 19 Celsius). The yearly precipitation for Lakes and Kingdom Travel Region vary from less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the western line to more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) along the eastern border of New Hampshire and Canada.
The Hyde Log Cabin is located on Grand Isle in Lake Champlain. US 2 provides access.