A recreational water path that extends along the Lake Champlain shoreline between Rouses Point and Whitehall, the Lake Champlain Blueway Trail is a guide for paddlers of more than 90 points of interests — such as parks, wildlife viewing spots, geological curiosities, historic sites, museums, and campgrounds.
The online travel guide weaves historical information, recreational opportunities, paddling tips, boat launches, docking, and marinas.
Primarily for use by paddlers, it can also be used by those in larger boats and those who travel along the frozen lake in winter. The Blueway Trail is organized into 16 segments, each intended as a separate day trip.
The Blueway Trail is available online here.
Expanding on one of these day trips, Lakes to Locks has also produced a detailed audio and web tour of Valcour and Crab Islands, which includes paddling information as well as in-depth history and a guided walking tour of Valcour.
The Valcour and Crab Island PassagePort is a mobile-enhanced tour that draws from the expertise of historians, experienced paddlers, and others.
Photo: Paddling along the Palisades, courtesy Cathy Frank.