I too just started sailing on Lake Champlain 2 years ago. I'm in Monty's Bay. What I did and what I recommend doing is buying a cruising guide to the area. It had listed all the marinas (for keeping the boat) as well as all the anchorages along with notes etc. Really helped me out. Unfortunately my guidebook met an untimely fate with water damage, but they're not too expensive and will help out.