- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
The Lake Champlain Region boasts activities for people of all ages and interests throughout the year. In the summer, Lake Champlain boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and waterskiing proliferate. When winter arrives and sections of the Lake freeze, it isn't long before the region's fishermen break out the ice shanties and start fishing. Or grab your skates, snowshoes or skis and head outside— there is definitely no shortage of ground to cover.
For hikers and bikers, the Lake Champlain Region is an exceptional backdrop. The area's quiet country roads offer outstanding views of the lush greenery, the surrounding mountains, and of course, Lake Champlain. Likewise, legions of hikers descend on the region to experience the unsurpassed views from above. As you scale the region's mountains, you'll be able to see the Adirondack High Peaks and Green Mountains and you'll feel like Samuel De Champlain, discovering the region for the first time. It's exhilarating—and for all the best reasons.
Lastly, a visit to Lake Champlain wouldn't be complete without a stop at its famous historic sites. Some of the most significant battles of the Revolutionary War took place along the lake— the forts of Ticonderoga and Crown Point were both regional strongholds. Artillery and war-era relics still reside in some of the area's museums. And every summer, treasure hunters and explorers plunge into the depths of Lake Champlain, scuba diving for artifacts leftover from the revolution.
Visitors can find several marinas in the area with slips available for overnight docking or day trips.