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Activities: Camping, Hiking, Golfing, Scuba diving, Ice skating
Description: The refreshing thing about Lake Champlain – well, apart from the gorgeous...
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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Lake Champlain, one of the best managed lakes in the country!

I recently enjoyed several days on Lake Champlain competing in their 34th Annual Fathers Day Fishing Derby with my son and a lifelong fishing buddy. I've been on many lakes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I recently enjoyed several days on Lake Champlain competing in their 34th Annual Fathers Day Fishing Derby with my son and a lifelong fishing buddy. I've been on many lakes and rivers over my 57 years of being an avid fisherman, with memories of rivers and lakes getting horribly polluted with everything from PCB's to acid rain, shopping carts to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lake Champlain is home. The sparkling waters greet me every morning. My children love going on boat rides, and spending time on the beach. I grew up fishing on this lake with my Father. We ice fished too which is a great activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I biked the bike trail from Colchester (free street parking) to end and back, 26 miles with sons ages 10 & 12, minimal hills, but good for bikes with gears. Stopped at a few places for food and drink and swam at North Shore beach. Made a day of it 1030-330, very fun!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Took a walk down to the lake with the family after visiting the Church Street Marketplace. Nice to sit at the waterfront and feel the lake breeze. Very scenic with all the boats docked. Cute little swinging benches. Saw a few restaurants but had already eaten. Steep walk back up to Church Street. There was a lot of parking down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were driving from Montreal to Clifton Park, NY, and I had planned some stops along the way. One was the Peru boat launch to see the lake and Valcour Island off in the distance. There was a parking lot there, and it was a good place to stretch our legs. But why would we choose this place? Because the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I drove along/across Lake Champlain on my way home to Ottawa from New Brunswick, following Rte 2. I am a geocacher, and there are quite a number of caches hidden along this scenic road. The lake is very beautiful, surrounded by rolling hills.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Had a wonderful boat ride on a great night recently on Lake Champlain. The lake is large and the scenery is gorgeous all around the lake with many nooks and so forth to trek around. Boaters were respectful and the area was clean with friendly people.

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Highgate Center, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Want to see a sunset or sunrise? Go to Lake Champlain in Vermont. It has it all. One day choppy another day like glass. Into sports? Boating, wind surfing, you name it, Vermonters have tried it here. Google your favorite water sport and most likely you will find a rental place to rent you equipment all on the beautiful Lake... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just back from a trip to Vermont where we cycled on the Champlain bikeway.. Amazing quiet roads and beautiful views. We also did the Missisquoi rail trail from East Berkshire to St Albans- lots of corn fields to see on that trip! We stayed at the Phineous Bed and Breakfast in Montgomery. Best B&B I have been to - every... More 

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Peru, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

For the PERFECT VIEW OF THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS OF NEW YORK AND OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS OF VERMONT, the Lake Champlain Ferrys are the way to go.. A wonderful way for all to see Lake Champlain and both states..whether it's the 12 minute ferry or the hour long ferry you will never be disappointed. Fun for everyone and you might... More 

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