Clean Water

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

    Culture & Recreation

    Did You Know?

    More than 80 species of fish are found in Lake Champlain and more than 90 species are in the Lake Champlain watershed.
    Find out more

    Recreation Resources


    Swimming in the clear waters of Lake George.

    The natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Lake Champlain Basin offer a variety of recreation options. Whether hiking or biking, hunting or fishing, residents and visitors alike gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the Basin’s unique character and forge connections to the land and waters. Recreation and tourism also contribute significantly to local economies. Since its inception, the Lake Champlain Basin Program has recognized the power of these connections and has actively supported programs to enhance sustainable recreation and tourism in the region.

    Adventure on the Water… and Below

    kayakingLake Champlain and hundreds of other water bodies and thousands of miles of rivers and streams in the Basin offer countless opportunities for adventure on the water. Discover your adventure on the water


    Paths, Trails and Walking Tours

    Bike pathWhether exploring by foot, bike, or boat, recreation paths on the Lake and throughout the Basin offer a variety of ways to discover the Basin’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Explore paths, trails and tours


    Fish and Wildlife Recreation

    With aBoy with fish world-class fishery and abundant wildlife, the Basin’s wild lands and healthy ecosystems lure anglers, hunters, and birders. More on fish and wildlife recreation




    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2018 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report


    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin. Find out how you can get involved

    Track Our Progress

    Track Our Progress

    Explore the goals and actions of our partners and track our progress online with the Opportunities for Action website. View Opportunities for Action

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    Grand Isle, VT 05458
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