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.
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
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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More Lake Champlain News:
- Melosira: Educational Boat Trips Teach Public About Lake Champlain
- Baby turtles released into Lake Champlain
- Fishing Clinics – Introduction to Fly Fishing
- New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week July 9 – 17
- Vermont Fish Biologists Recapture Lake Sturgeon First Caught in 1998
Canoeing at Dusk on Lake Champlain
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.
Other Lake Champlain Canoeing Articles:
- Mid-November Kayaking on Lake Champlain
- A Paddling Long Trail: The Northern Forest Canoe Route
- Northern Forest Canoe Trail reroutes portage path near Saranac River
- Canoeing at Dusk on Lake Champlain near Alburgh, Vermont
- Imperial Dam Modifications to Improve Fish Habitat
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