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Lake Champlain

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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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Amazing view

It rained the day we traveled here, so I was disappointed that we could not kayak at North Beach. However, the trail walking by the water is great & the view is breath taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It rained the day we traveled here, so I was disappointed that we could not kayak at North Beach. However, the trail walking by the water is great & the view is breath taking. Must stop & see. Head to Ben & Jerry's & Hollow Apple Cider Mill after. Worth it!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the lake and really liked it. We also took the ferry from Plattsburgh, NY to Grande Isle, Vermont. Both towns are small and quiet. We saw some many waterfront homes lining the lake on Grande Isle and North Hero Isle. The lake was nice and calm when we visited. The ferry across was fast and seamless. I intend... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice lake. Try to get to the shore. We drove to a neighborhood and there was a small public access to the lake. It was really peaceful. If you visit the main spot, it's nice too. Simply not as peaceful.

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Trenton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views of this lake of you can find state park access road or driveway. Lake is huge and clean. Bring bug spray, the mosquitos will eat you alive.

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1 Thank Dawnzo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I visited early in the morning! Lovely day! The boardwalk has swings that you can sit, swing and look at the lake. You can see the mountains from there. There is a marina. There is museum you can visit and some restaurants around is a beautiful site to see!

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Mairangi Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

An excellent way to spent and hour and gaze at the beauty around you. The ferry was a timely interval in our drive from NYC to Quebec. Good service.

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New York City, New York
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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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3 Thank TheDreamyBunny
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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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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