- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
Fall is upon us and it's time to take in the spectacular colors, walk the wooded trails, cycle the windy roads and visit the local farm stands. When winter arrives and sections of the lake freeze, grab your skates, snowshoes or skis, ice shanties and tip-ups for ice fishing. In the summer, enjoy Lake Champlain boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming, tubing and water-skiing. All along the Adirondack Coast, Lake Champlain has activities for people of all ages and interests throughout the year - what will you choose this season?
For hikers and bikers, the Lake Champlain and the Champlain Valley 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. Check out the Adirondack Coast Bikeways, offering a network of 14 loops that is part of the 750 miles of Lake Champlain Bikeways that runs all way to Quebec, Canada. Hiker’s experience the unsurpassed views from above. As you scale the region's mountains, you'll be able to see the Adirondack High Peaks, Green Mountains, and the Lake in between with its beautiful islands; and you'll feel like Samuel de Champlain, discovering the region for the first time.
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 at the Forts of Ticonderoga and Crown Point, of which both were regional strongholds. Artillery and war-era relics still reside in local museums. During the summer, treasure hunters and explorers can plunge into the depths of Lake Champlain, and scuba diving tours will show you the preserved artifacts leftover from the revolution.
When summer heats up, there's nothing like taking a dip in the cool, clean waters of Lake Champlain.