Lake Champlain

  • Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes
    Scenes from the Little City of Vergennes

    Vergennes is Vermont's oldest and smallest city. For a variety of reasons, I've grown incredibly fond of this community in recent years. Established in 1788, Vergennes is home to about 2,800 residents. It's located along Otter Creek, which winds from the city to Lake Champlain. The...

  • A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo
    A Bird’s Eye View from Mount Philo

    -A view from the top of Mount Philo in Charlotte I thought the weekend was going to be a total washout, so I was thrilled to wake up to sunshine on Sunday morning. The haze from the recent heat wave was finally gone, so Dave and...

  • Shelburne Shipyard and the Ticonderoga
    Shelburne Shipyard and the Ticonderoga

    Over the weekend I stopped by Shelburne Shipyard, a marina on Lake Champlain. Founded in 1820, Shelburne Shipyard built a series of steamboats in the 19th and early 20th centuries that provided vital marine transportation in the Champlain Valley. Twelve side-wheel steamboats were built at the...

  • Moving to Burlington, the Queen City
    Moving to Burlington, the Queen City

    Burlington is a place that has been part of my life since childhood. I went to summer camp on Lake Champlain in the early 1980s and used to take a Greyhound bus from Manchester to visit my sister at the University of Vermont. I lived in...

  • Underwater Treasures: Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Underwater Treasures: Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    Lake Champlain is one of the most historic lakes in North America. The lake, which became a vital transportation corridor in the 19th century, was a location for military activity and battles during the French and British military conflict, the Revolutionary War, and the War...

  • The Starkness of Early Spring

    Bare branches near Lake Champlain in Charlotte. Now that the snow is mostly gone, I'm doing my best to appreciate the neutral landscape of early spring.The stretch between March and late April in Vermont is always a toss up -- it can be mild and...

  • December Sunset on Lake Champlain

    It will be a while before Lake Champlain freezes. But when you feel the icy wind blowing across the lake and onto the shore (and against your face), it's pretty evident that winter is here. Still, the chill is well worth it on a cold, bright...

  • Delta Park in Colchester

    Delta Park in Colchester is a 55-acre peninsula where the Winooski River empties into Lake Champlain. The park includes the Island Line Trail, a 12-foot wide elevated walkway and bike path that gives visitors access to this restricted wildlife area. In designated areas you can...

  • Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks
    Exploring Lake Champlain Shipwrecks

    I took this before heading out for a Lake Champlain shipwrecks tour. You may have seen headlines this week about shipwrecks being found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. People are always surprised when I tell them that Lake Champlain has more than 300 shipwrecks...