Surrender of General Burgoyne

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Scenic Lake Champlain

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Canal boat Lois McClure

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Scenic Lake Champlain

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The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership

A Region Rich in History
For You to Explore

The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) is nestled between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains and stretches south to the Mohawk River and connects with the communities along the Richelieu River in Quebec. The national heritage area includes the interconnected waterways of Lake Champlain, Lake George, the Champlain Canal and portions of the Upper Hudson River in Vermont and New York.

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  • Projects

    Passport Stamp Program

    The many stories of our heritage are told in museums, historic sites, and natural areas throughout the Champlain Valley region.…
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    International Year of the Salmon

    The CVNHP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services collaborated with multiple partners to celebrate the International Year of the…
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    Prohibition & Temperance

    Temperance, the prohibition of alcohol, and smuggling have a long and intertwined history in the Champlain Valley. The CVNHP and…
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    Woman Suffrage

    While the United States is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020, the native people of the Champlain…
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    • Recreation

      Lake Champlain Bikeways

      We have more than 1,600 miles of breathtaking routes — through two states and two countries! Bicyclists are quickly discovering…
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      Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve

      The Lake Champlain watershed and the adjoining Green Mountain National Forest and Adirondack Park contain an extensive area of wild…
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