Inaugural Bi-State Bridging Champlain Celebration Begins August 1

Bridging Champlain

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Two ferries and a bridge will connect visitors and residents to dozens of events celebrating the Lake Champlain Region from August 1-17. 

“Bridging Champlain - a NY-VT Celebration” comprises a vast collection of events and activities including concerts, art exhibits, historic reenactments, fairs and fishing tournaments in the south-central portion of the Lake Champlain Region in New York and Vermont that are all open to the public during the first two weeks in August.

The bi-State celebration is the brainchild of Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matt Courtright. “This collaboration will highlight the unique events that our communities offer,” said Courtright. “By presenting them collectively to the traveling public and to residents, we hope to promote the significant recreational, historic and natural assets of this region during one of the most beautiful times of year to experience them.” 

The celebration includes a collaborative effort by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the Chambers of Commerce in Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Moriah, and Westport and the Committee for Economic Vitality in Essex in New York, and the the Addison County Chamber of Commerce in Vermont. Events occur throughout the communities of Essex, Westport, Moriah, Crown Point and Ticonderoga in New York, and Orwell, Shoreham, Bridport, Addison, Panton, Ferrisburgh and Charlotte in Vermont. 

For a complete list of events, visit