Explore New York’s Lake Champlain shoreline with the new Lake Champlain Blueway Trail. A recreational water path that extends from Rouses Point south to Whitehall, the Lake Champlain Blueway Trail guides paddlers along more than 90 points of interests—such as parks, wildlife viewing spots, geological curiosities, historic sites, museums, and campgrounds. The online travel guide weaves historical information, recreational opportunities, paddling tips, boat launches, docking, and marinas.
Primarily for use by paddlers, it can, however, be used by all boaters—and even those who travel along the frozen lake in winter! The Blueway Trail is organized into 16 segments, each intended to be enjoyed as a separate day trip. The entire Blueway Trail is available at http://bit.ly/bluewaytrail (Or you can find it at www.lakestolocks.org under “Featured Trips.”)
Expanding on one of these day trips, Lakes to Locks has also produced a detailed audio and web tour of Valcour and Crab Islands, which includes paddling information as well as in-depth history and a guided walking tour of Valcour. The Valcour and Crab Island PassagePort (http://passageport.org/valcour/) is a mobile-enhanced tour that draws from the expertise of historians, experienced paddlers, and others.
Funding for both projects was provided by New York State Department of State, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, and a grant from Empire State Development.