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. The region is the ancestral homeland of Algonquin and Iroquois peoples and, over the past 400 years, has played a vital role in the establishment of the United States and Canada. It has served as a route of exploration, military campaigns and maritime commerce. It was the setting for innovations in business and technology, invasions and armed insurrections, new directions in religion and politics, long periods of peace and prosperity, and the beginnings of the conservation movement.
The CVNHP tells the stories of a place where new ideas are conceived, innovative products developed, and a new appreciation of heritage flourishes. Learn more →
Resource interpretation in the CVNHP focuses on three themes: Corridor of Commerce, Making of Nations, and Conservation and Community. Learn more →
The CVNHP Management Plan defines the heritage area, establishes its purpose and goals, and outlines the actions to interpret and protect historic, cultural and recreational resources. Learn more →
The CVNHP is housed within the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and its functions and actions are guided by the Lake Champlain Steering Committee. Learn more →
As the only natural heritage area with “partnership” in its name, the CVNHP works closely with a variety of collaborators, from large federal agencies to small local historical societies. Learn more →
With just one full-time staff person, the CVNHP works closely with LCBP personnel to accomplish its work. Learn more →