The sense of place of wine. Environmental factors such as soils, climate and terrain—along with local tradition—shape the flavor of the wine and the people of Québec’s Eastern Townships.Cotes d’Ardoise

A beautiful day of filming for an upcoming Diving In video also turned up a nice POTM.

Watch our Diving In videos to learn how people are helping to protect Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

Learn more about the Wild and Scenic Missisquoi River


With Lake Champlain above flood stage for more than a month this spring, wetlands and floodplains along rivers and lake shorelines are critically important. They act as sponges and filters, storing flood waters, reducing erosion, and cleansing pollutants. Plus, they are great habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Learn more about these important areas in the 2018 State of the Lake Report.

It’s hard to tell. Lake Champlain is close to being frozen over, but airline passengers have seen some open patches this week. While this photo provides no clues, it does provide a unique winter perspective on the Burlington waterfront and Shelburne Bay.

Winter’s stark beauty is on display on a sub-zero day at Delta Park at the mouth of the Winooski River.

If the rocks lurking just below the surface don’t get you in higher water, the zebra mussels on the rocks might when lake levels are down.

The Pigs are a group of rocks that pose a hazard to boaters near Appletree Point in Burlington, VT. Zebra mussels are an invasive species that pose a hazard to swimmers throughout the lake. Neither pigs nor zebra mussels belong in Lake Champlain. Learn more about aquatic invasive species.

Photo: Jon Dorwart.

The Island Line Trail on the Colchester Causeway is a great place to ponder life’s big questions.

Island Line Bike Path

It’s almost that time!

kids jumping off boat

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