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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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Beautiful blue

We crossed the lake on our way to Vermont and it was absolutely beautiful! Calm water and beautiful fall foliage in the distance!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We crossed the lake on our way to Vermont and it was absolutely beautiful! Calm water and beautiful fall foliage in the distance!

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lake Champlain is beautiful all year long. The colors in the fall, winters of desolate beauty and springs and summers of boaters enjoying the pristine waters. There are major fishing tournaments, wonderful ferry rides and continuous activities throughout the year. A great place to live near or travel to on the New York or Vermont side.

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Scotia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is my second review since 1213. A recent reviewer noted the pristine clearness of Lake Champlain. If you are a scuba diver, please note that there are a number of historic wrecks which can be dove on as a result of the State of Vermont's long-time work of saving these historic artifacts for future generations. For mixed gas divers,... More 

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1 Thank Catherine R
Troy
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Lake Champlain is absolutely beautiful, especially at sunset. My daughter recently moved to Burlington so I went to visit her. We went on many walks along the lake, swam, and went to Grand Isle State Park which is in the middle of the lake. There are swinging seats and benches to rest on if needed. It is great for swimming... More 

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3 Thank Sandy879
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

There are several areas around the lake to hike, sit, picnic and do water sports! There is a rocky area near a park where they rent paddle boards. The sunset is absolutely amazing here!!! Take some extra time for relaxation with no agenda and enjoy!

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1 Thank MAFestus
Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A nice lake between New York and Vermont. If you have to cross it, take the ferry at Essex and enjoy a peaceful 20 minutes ride

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3 Thank Corrado R
Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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1 Thank Rick M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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1 Thank Mary Lou R
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69 reviews
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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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28 reviews
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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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