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Mid-November Kayaking on Lake Champlain 

Mid-November Kayaking on Lake Champlain
Mid -November Kayaking on Lake Champlain

I had just returned from paddleboarding this beautiful afternoon and noticed a kayaker was also enjoying the solitude of this November afternoon on Lake Champlain in Alburgh, Vermont.

 

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A Paddling Long Trail: The Northern Forest Canoe Route

The Northern Forest Canoe Route

Various parts of the Trail are appropriate for paddlers of every level of expertise from novice to expert. My canoe buddies and I have paddled many of the sections in the Adirondacks, a few in Vermont. Our favorite Vermont trip is a spring paddle in the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge where the Missisquoi River enters Lake Champlain. One day we saw over 100 nests and their occupants – Great Blue Herons and Cormorants nesting in the trees in the river delta. From the mouth of the river in Vermont, the view shed of the Adirondack Mountains as they tower over the lake is spectacular. The Trail from New York to Vermont crosses Lake Champlain from the Saranac River in Plattsburgh to the mouth of the Missisquoi River near Swanton.

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Northern Forest Canoe Trail reroutes portage path near Saranac River

Northern Forest Canoe Trail reroutes portage  

Last summer, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) and Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) created a campsite and re-routed a canoe carry along the Saranac River in Plattsburgh, New York. The new portage provides a safer way for paddlers to bypass Treadwell Mills Dam and Fredenburgh Falls.

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Canoeing at Dusk on Lake Champlain

Canoeing at Dusk on Lake Champlain

Canoeing at dusk on Lake Champlain.
Photo by Tom McHugh 

Dusk can be a great time for canoeing. The lake is usually very calm, there is little motorized activity on the lake and, if you’re lucky, the bugs haven’t become too active yet. This photo of two neighbors paddling at sunset was one of those perfect times.

Lake Champlain offers many excellent opportunities for canoeing at dusk, dawn or any other time. Because the weather can change quickly on Lake Champlain, any boaters should pay careful attention to changing conditions.

 

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