Lake Champlain

October 13, 2019

Lake Champlain shore

The shore of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Farm on the Vermont side.

 

Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain as seen from Grand Isle, one of the islands in the northern section of the lake.

 

Fisherman

Salmon fishing at the foot of a spawning stream near the Grand Isle ferry.

Grand Isle West Shore Farm

West shore farm.

Separating New York's Adirondack Mountains and Vermont's Green Mountains is historic Lake Champlain."Lake Champlain has long been part of an important waterway passage between the St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers. From south to north, the lake stretches some 120 miles from its beginning at Whitehall, New York to the Richelieu River in Quebec.

The first European to discover the lake was Samuel de Champlain in 1609. Champlain claimed the waterway and the virgin forested lands surrounding it for his sovereign, setting in motion a long conflict between France and Great Britain.

Today the lake provides dramatic views for residents and tourists and is also a fine fishing site. The best time to visit the lake is in autumn when the water temperature is its highest and the colors of the surrounding countryside is vibrant.

 




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