Lake Champlain, NY

Tucked in the Champlain Valley between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, Lake Champlain is a natural, freshwater, glacial lake. It runs approximately 110 miles from Montreal, Canada to its southern tip in Whitehall, NY. Lake Champlain has long provided beauty, recreation, and commerce to the residents of the Adirondack Region.

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Photo: Luke Dow Photography

Lake Champlain has three scenic ferry crossings as well as the historic Crown Point Bridge and Lighthouse. It takes its place in history from the Revolutionary War era, highlighted by Fort Ticonderoga perched on its southern tip. Enjoy the sights up close and personal on the Lake Champlain Bikeway's 350-mile loop around the lake, with adjacent trails totaling 1,100 miles. You can also take part in the largest freshwater fishing derby in America!

Scenic villages like Essex, Elizabethtown, and Plattsburgh provide phenomenal fishing and water sports of all kinds. Visit Westport and browse its quaint village and historic B&B's. Are you a believer in lake monsters like the "Loch Ness Monster?" Discover Port Henry, home to "Champ" -- the elusive and entertaining Lake Champlain Monster!

The long and graceful shores of Lake Champlain are rich with opportunities worth exploring.

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