Recreating Safely

The Lake Champlain Basin offers countless recreational opportunities. Swimmers can cool off at the more than 50 beaches along Lake Champlain’s 587 miles of shoreline and in hundreds of swimming holes in the rivers that flow to the Lake. Anglers will find many fish species that make a good meal. While these waters are generally safe for swimming, fishing, and other activities, residents and visitors who use the Lake should be aware of some risks. These videos provide guidelines to help stay safe from pollutants, cyanobacteria, and mercury while enjoying the Basin’s waters.

How to Identify Cyanobacteria

Safe Swimming in Lake Champlain

Mercury In Fish and Healthy Eating

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