From Crown Point, NY to Chimney Point, VT, there’s a lot of history to discover on both sides of the Lake Champlain Bridge. Now, there’s a new way to see all the historic sites, learn a little about them, and be rewarded for completing a unique treasure hunt – the Lake Champlain Bridge Quest!
Photo provided by LakeChamplainRegion.com
The quest encourages participants to explore both sides of the Lake Champlain Bridge in order to solve riddles. There are seven riddles in total, and the quest map shows where to go to find the correct answer.
The Lake Champlain Bridge serves as the central area for the quest, and it is the first of seven sites that must be explored, which also include:
- 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge Pier Remnant
- Museum at Chimney Point State Historic Site
- Ruins of British Fort at Crown Point
- Ruins of Fort St. Frederic
- Champlain Memorial Lighthouse
- Steamboat Pier
The riddles and quest map are available at the Lake Champlain Visitors Center (LCVC), at the two historic sites, and online. Once you solve the riddles, all you have to do is bring your quest sheet to the LCVC in order to receive a commemorative coin.
On foot, the quest is expected to take approximately three hours to explore the sites in Crown Point, NY and Chimney Point, VT. There’s no time limit, so you can undertake the quest at your own pace.
In a LakeChamplainRegion.com article, Crown Point State Historic Site Manager Michael Roets said, “It will encourage visitors to move around the sites, to walk across the bridge, and enjoy the scenic beauty.”
The Bridge Quest was created this year by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, Chimney Point State Historic Site, Crown Point State Historic Site, Lake Champlain Visitors Center, and the Crown Point State Campground.
A British family is recognized as the first to complete this new quest, but everyone is welcome to try and finish it.
Do you think you can complete the Lake Champlain Bridge Quest?
- LakeChamplainRegion.com – Bridge Quest program launches to link Crown Point with Vermont