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Lake Champlain
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The refreshing thing about Lake Champlain – well, apart from the gorgeous, Adirondack-flanked lake itself – is its lack of bustle and over-development. There’s lots to do, like hike, golf, camp and take boat cruises, but the beauty is, how easy it is to not do anything.
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN539 contributions
Truly a "great" lake
Aug 2020
We visited family here (on the NY side). The lake is great for fishing, swimming and enjoying the views. Deep and cold. Beware of the edges as the rocks get very slippery and can lead to falls.
Written 15 August 2020
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Brooke Hinkle
Medford, NJ638 contributions
Picturesque Lake
Jul 2020 • Family
When looking at Lake Champlain, some may think they are looking at a painting. The crystal-clear lake with the Adirondack mountains in the background (as seen from Burlington, VT; the Green Mtns if seen from NY) is breath-taking. Lake Champlain is perfect for fishing, sailing, or cruising, and it is especially lovely at sunset (as seen from VT).
Written 23 July 2020
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ThisGuy
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PERFECTION
Jun 2019
Lake Champlain was the best place I have ever been. It is a clean park and the tour guilds were super nice.
Written 20 February 2020
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Vermonters4
Burlington, VT199 contributions
The Lake is a beautiful living being- and has many moods forms of beauty
Feb 2020
As a Burlington resident, I get to live next to, and be part of Lake Champlain. This lake is accessible, and has so many ways to interact with it. I have secret swampy places for wildlife viewing that this summer included seeing many of our prehistoric Gars very close up. We cross on the Ferries to go to NY State, and get to see and feel the mood and visuals of the lake (like smashing through big ice chunks in winter) . When the ice is safe, we walk on the lake, and we swim in the lake, and sail on top of the lake. And picnic next to the Lake. In the dead of winter, I follow Otter Tracks along the streams that feed the lake...and follow Bobcat Tracks as they go about their days and evenings. It's a Living Being, and very beautiful.
Written 15 February 2020
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uvmalum
Burlington, VT24 contributions
Our own piece of heaven.
Feb 2020
I cannot describe how I feel when I am in my kayak on Lake Champlain and it's environs. It is so beautiful to look west at the Adirondak mountains and the sunsets. In Burlington you can see this from many parks with beaches, a gorgeous bike path to rival any I've been on before, marinas, restaurants, etc. If you come to Vermont, do not miss Lake Champlain.
Written 6 February 2020
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Benjamin
Burlington, VT13 contributions
Beautiful Lake
Jul 2019
Very pleasant place. You can see the mountains across the lake, making it especially beautiful at sunset.
Written 23 January 2020
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Claude F
Bristol, TN397 contributions
A Great Lake
Dec 2019
It’s not one of the Great Lakes, but it offers an abundance of forests, water, mountains and sky rivaling it’s relatives. Rustic and beautiful, it’s well worth a visit. Happy trails.
Written 5 December 2019
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey13,423 contributions
The central point of Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve.
Aug 2019
This beautiful lake is named after Samuel de Champlain, a 17th century French explorer. It flows from south to north and even has its own legendary "monster" called Chompy. There is a lot of historical facts and figures associated with the lake through the last couple of centuries. We have admired this lake both from the Plattsburgh NY and Burlington VT sides, we crossed it on ferries a few times, drove on its islands. It is a beautiful vacation destination. You can swim, kayak and fish here and never have enough of its beauty. Great place for birdwatchers as well.
Written 25 November 2019
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loist51
Richmond, VA814 contributions
Beautiful Lake
Sep 2019
A group of us took in the sunshine, foliage and beauty of Lake Champlain. It was so relaxing and beautiful. I could see us spending a week here in the fall sometime in the future.
Written 27 October 2019
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Sue C
Goodlettsville, TN16 contributions
Beautiful and serene
Oct 2019
Went first week in October. Scenery, foliage and city of Burlington were beautiful. Take the Ethan Allen 90 minute boat tour for best views.
Written 5 October 2019
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