Lake Champlain Life: Welcome

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Welcome to Lake Champlain Life. Here we explore and celebrate life in the Lake Champlain Valley of northern Vermont and New York and southern Quebec. Bordered by two American states and one Canadian province, Lake Champlain is varied culturally and politically. As if its natural beauty isn’t enough, Lake Champlain is historically significant; its waters have seen different groups of people vying for control of the Lake and the water “highway” it provided between the Hudson and St. Lawrence River Valleys.

The Lake Champlain Basin has a rich geologic  history. The physical geography (physiography) created by the last Ice Age and the effects of glaciers over a mile thick and their eventual receding have created a unique and varied environment for the people, wildlife and plants that are lucky enough to inhabit the region.

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Although this environment is threatened by climate change, pollution, development and invasive species of plants and animals. we believe that we all have an obligation to protect it for ourselves and for future generations. In addition to exploring Lake Champlain, we’ll examine ways that we can protect and preserve this treasure.

Lake Champlain is home to a number of wildlife and plant species that are found only in the Champlain Basin, and others that might seem to be out-of-place. We enjoy learning about the many other residents with which we share Lake Champlain.  Knowledge and prevention are crucial to stop the invasive species that threaten to displace these native species.

Human history along Lake Champlain is rich and varied due to its key location. From pre-colonial civilizations, through the military history of the French and Indian, Revolutionary War and The War of 1812 and through the commercial and recreational eras, Lake Champlain has been appreciated, used and fought over by many different people for a variety of reasons. We believe that a better understanding of where we came from will help us to create a better future for ourselves and Lake Champlain.

Recent Articles & Events:
Burlington Wine & Food Festival

Burlington Wine & Food Festival

Burlington Wine & Food Festival Waterfront Park June 21st  

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Lake Champlain Life Calendar

Lake Champlain Life Calendar

  Calendar of events, festivals and happenings throughout the Lake Champlain Valley   If you'd like to have your event ...

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Mayor’s Cup Regatta

Mayor's Cup Regatta

36th Annual Mayor's Cup Regatta Known as “the” sailing tradition of Lake Champlain, the Mayor’s Cup Regatta returns July ...

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Ticonderoga: Last Steamboat on Lake Champlain

Ticonderoga: Last Steamboat on Lake Champlain

Ticonderoga: Last Steamboat on Lake Champlain Presentation Ticonderoga Community Building Ticonderoga: Last Steamboat on Lake Champlain a presentation by Rich Strum. Strum ...

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Lake Champlain Kayak Club Meetup: Whites Beach

Lake Champlain Kayak Club Meetup: Whites Beach

Lake Champlain Kayak Club Meetup: Whites Beach, South Hero, Vermont Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM This is the first Wednesday night ...

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E-town Day 2014

E-town Day Each year at E-town Day, Families First provides a jumpy tent and numerous games and events for ...

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Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival The Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival takes place in (actually around) Schroon Lake, New York The 2014 ...

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Grand Isle Fishing Festival

Grand Isle Fishing Festival

Grand Isle Fishing Festival The Grand Isle Fishing Festival will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on ...

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Kids Day 2014

Kids Day 2014

Kids Day 2014 Kids Day is Vermont's largest children's festival, with attendance of up to 5,000, is open to all ...

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Made in Vermont Tradeshow

Made in Vermont Tradeshow

Made in Vermont Tradeshow April 12 - 13, 2014 Champlain Valley Exposition - Essex Junction, Vermont Buy & Support Local Meet VT ...

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StreetFest

StreetFest

StreetFest Downtown Ticonderoga July 27th 10:00 AM Downtown Ticonderoga turns into a pedestrian mall. Vendors, music, displays and more.

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Family Fun and Safety Night at Colchester Rescue

Family Fun and Safety Night at Colchester Rescue

Family Fun and Safety Night at Colchester Rescue May 22 6-8 PM

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48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival

48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival

48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival 47e Festival de l'Erable du Vermont Celebrate Vermont’s signature sweet treat: pure maple syrup Friday, April ...

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Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum Opens

Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum Opens

Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum The Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum is a newly-formed museum which will be operated ...

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Dragonboat Festival 2014

Dragonboat Festival 2014

Dragonboat Festival 2014 The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, is all ...

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Ticonderoga’s 250th Celebration

Ticonderoga's 250th Celebration

Ticonderoga's 250th Celebration Ticonderoga's 250th anniversary will be celebrated July 19-27 and will include a historical re-enactment at Fort Ticonderoga, ...

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LCI Father’s Day Fishing Derby

LCI Father's Day Fishing Derby

LCI Father's Day Fishing Derby Sunday, June 15, 2014 - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Lake Champlain, VT Opens at 12 am ...

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Plattsburgh Half Marathon & Relay

Plattsburgh Half Marathon & Relay

Plattsburgh Half Marathon & Relay Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Location: Plattsburgh, NY Base Oval - City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department Registration ...

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Vermontréal: benefit bike tour from Burlington, VT to Montréal, Québec

Vermontréal: benefit bike tour from Burlington, VT to Montréal, Québec

Sojourn Bicycle Tours Hosting Vermontreal Benefit Bike Tour From Burlington, Vermont to Montréal for Bicycling & Pedestrian Non-Profit Sojourn Bicycle ...

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Lake Champlain Current Conditions (Links to Updates)

Lake Champlain Current Conditions (Links to Updates)

Lake Champlain Current Conditions Use these updated links to Lake Champlain current conditions to plan your outings on Lake ...

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