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Lake Champlain, New York State

#283 of 296 in Nature in New York State
Lake Champlain is a natural freshwater lake in North America mainly within the borders of the United States but partially situated across the Canada–U.S. border, in the Canadian province of Quebec.
The New York portion of the Champlain Valley includes the eastern portions of Clinton County and Essex County. Most of this area is part of the Adirondack Park. There are recreational opportunities in the park and along the relatively undeveloped coastline of Lake Champlain. The cities of Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont are on the lake's western and eastern shores, respectively, and the village of Ticonderoga, New York is in the region's southern part. The Quebec portion is in the regional county municipalities of Le Haut-Richelieu and Brome-Missisquoi. There are a number of islands in the lake; the largest include Grand Isle, Isle La Motte, and North Hero, all part of Grand Isle County, Vermont.
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  • Drove up from Fort Ticonderoga to Port Kent on the NY side. Lovely, peaceful backroads, glimpses of sunlight on water, sunny sumer afternoon stuff. It may be peaceful now but this lake has seen a lot ...  more »
  • My spouse and I and another couple rented a 39 foot Jeanneau "SEAWOLF" from NAVTOURS and spent the first week of Sep 2017 sailing (and motoring a lot too) on beautiful Lake Champlain. Being from Flori...  more »
  • Massive conservation efforts on the part of New York and Vermont have greatly reduce the amount of pollution and runoff occurring in the lake the fishing is better than it's ever been in the water has fewer blooms than it has in previous years. Ideal for boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, camping swimming fishing and even diving
  • The New York side of the Lake is a treasure with many astounding views and access points along the roads and villages which cling to the wild shoreline.

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