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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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Can be like the ocean

This is a beautiful lake but you need to be sure to watch the expected winds and weather. This lake can change very fast. I have kayaked along the shore, fun... as a recreational... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a beautiful lake but you need to be sure to watch the expected winds and weather. This lake can change very fast. I have kayaked along the shore, fun... as a recreational kayaker, it feels like you are on the atlantic!

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Took a 30 minute ferry crossing from the Vermont side to New York State. Quite pleasant. It is only a car ferry so no frills.

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Tours, Centre, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We drove from bennigton to burlington, on out way we could see the beautiful long lake. When we arrived to burlington, after a visit in church street we went to see the champlain lake, and it was amazing, we took a boat tour and it was just great.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This 1 1/2 hour tour on the lake was very informative and pleasant. The tour was narrated and provided details on the history of the area. Waiters on the top floor were foreign students and very attentive and helpful. Scenery was beautiful, even though we got a bit of rain mid-way through the tour. Would certainly recommend this tour if... More 

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Westport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Loved the area... lots to do... From shopping, eating and drinking. Many Micro-brewery style establishments..

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I took my three small kids here to swim at the beach. They loved it!! We are used to big waves at the ocean and it was so nice that the lake was calm. It was a hot day so the cool water felt really nice. The lake was a lot of fun.

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Berkley Ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Ethan Allen 1 1/2 hour tour was delightful. The tour was narrated, there is more history regarding Lake Champlain than I realized. There were only about 50 people on the boat -- so there was plenty of space for everyone. We did not go on one of the lunch or dinner cruises so I can not rate the food... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 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 bubbles 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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