In 2006, the U.S. Congress established the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP). This national heritage area was designated to recognize the importance of the historical, cultural, and recreational resources of the Champlain Valley; to preserve, protect, and interpret those resources; to enhance the tourism economy; and to encourage partnerships among state/provincial and local governments and nonprofit organizations in New York, Québec, and Vermont.
Most of the CVNHP is located within the Lake Champlain Basin, but the Partnership area also includes Bennington (Vermont) and Saratoga (New York) Counties, outside the Basin to the south. The CVNHP is administered under the auspices of the LCBP, and its Management Plan is a component of the Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action.
The CVNHP hosts its own website that is rich with information about cultural heritage and recreation in the region. You’ll find details about CVNHP projects like the Lake Champlain Bridge Quest, the Wayside Exhibit series, and the centennial commemorations of Woman Suffrage and Prohibition. The CVNHP site is also home to several regional initiatives, including the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve, Lake Champlain Bikeways, and the Champlain Valley Wine Trail.