Our majestic stretch of “the greatest lake” has been frozen for the better part of a week now, and stunning Lake Champlain winterscapes are beginning to crop up on Facebook and Twitter. That adventure-inducing panorama above was photographed by Essex resident Andy MacDougal on February 11, 2015. And Essex artist Bill Amadon posted the following video on Facebook on February 10 with this update:
The lake is MOSTLY frozen with some open water to the south of Essex and northwards [to] Burlington. ~ Bill Amadon (Facebook)
It’s been almost a week and “mostly frozen” has quickly become “totally frozen” in this sunny-but-cold middle region of Lake Champlain. And totally frozen Lake Champlain winterscapes are the perfect distraction for your Monday morning, don’t you think? They’re like sirens pulling at your heartstrings, subtle reminders that you should drop everything and head out onto the lake in search of adventure.
This is another recent photograph taken by an Essex resident. John Davis captured this icy view of Whallons Bay and posted it on Twitter with the following caption:
Out there on frozen Lake Champlain, a big dark Coyote is loping south along Split Rock shoreline. ~ John Davis (Twitter)
Another ferry commuter captured this dramatic ice floe photo which captures the Adirondacks from the far side of the lake, just as the ferry enters Charlotte, Vermont.
Spectacular view of the Adirondacks from Lake Champlain. ~ Richard Yeager (Twitter)
Spectacular indeed! Richard Yeager is a licensed real estate broker based in Willsboro. If you are shopping for residential and commercial real estate you can find him online at www.nylivingrealty.com, on Twitter, and by telephone at (518)963-8181.
Share Your Lake Champlain Winterscapes
I wonder if we can showcase a collection of interesting Lake Champlain winterscapes. If you would like to submit a recent photo of the frozen lake please use the contact form or reach out via our Essex Facebook and Twitter pages. Or email us directly at editor [AT] essexonlakechamplain [DOT] com. We look forward to seeing what YOU are seeing! And feel free to recommend your friends’ and neighbors’ photographs as well. We’ll happily reach out to them to request permission to include their Lake Champlain winterscapes. Thanks!
Essex resident Kathy Reinhardt submitted the photo above of her husband Will walking toward Split Rock across the frozen lake last March. We’re hoping to feature photos from this season, but Kathy’s photograph was too perfect to pass up. Thanks for the great photo, Kathy!
Unusual photograph of Mt. Mansfield in the distance and frozen Lake Champlain in the foreground. This image was taken from the Port Kent Ferry Dock on Monday, February 16, 2015 and submitted by Michael Kedmenec who shared this observation: “I can’t recall this portion of the lake being frozen over before!” Thanks for the great photo, Michael!
This sunny (but icy) view of Lake Champlain was taken from Ret. Col. Richard M. Connor Sr.’s camp on Indian Bay, January 25, 2015 by Wendy Burt. Thanks for the great photo, Wendy!
Deb Lansing posted this postcard perfect photograph today (February 16, 2015 ) of a silhouetted gazebo against the frozen surface of Lake Champlain and pastel-toned Green Mountains in the distance. “My favorite landscape subject,” she explained. Ours too… Thanks, Deb!
- Vintage Photo: Essex Waterfront with Ferry to South (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)