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Lake Champlain Bikeways - Voies Cyclables Du Lac Champlain

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Our Mission

Lake Champlain Bikeways' mission is to promote bicycling throughout the Lake Champlain regions of New York, Vermont and Quebec for the purposes of increasing opportunities for bicycle recreation and transportation, improving the quality of life, enhancing the economic vitality, advocating for sustainable communities, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and raising public awareness and appreciation of inherent scenic, historic, cultural, natural and recreational resources throughout the area.

LCB at a Glance

view of Lake Champlain• Lake Champlain: 120 miles long, 12 miles wide, 580 miles of shoreline, and the most historic body of fresh water in North America
• a 363-mile principal route around the entire Lake called the "Champlain Bikeway"
• 1200+ miles of theme loops ranging from 5 to 60 miles along a vast network of quiet back roads
• Adirondack Mountains to the west--Green Mountains to the east
• Taconic Mountains to the south--Richelieu River to the north

Attractions & Features

Local Motion's bike ferry• panoramic lake and mountain views
• agricultural landscapes, historic hamlets, and picturesque villages
• gently rolling terrain to undeniably hilly
• scenic Lake crossings by way of ferry system
• connections to trains with bicycle carriage
• a region rich in history and tradition
• museums, forts, and historic attractions

Travel & Accomodations

• within a few hours drive from Boston, MontrČal, and New York City
• accessible via plane, train, bus, car, and, of course, bicycle!
• reasonably priced bicycle-friendly accommodations
• charming inns and B&Bs--elegant restorations of large 19th century houses
• theater, cultural events, live music, and fine dining
• family-owned farmstands and well-stocked general stores
• sixty-four public & private campgrounds within a three-mile buffer around the Lake
• guided and packaged tours offered by local companies


Board of Directors

Doug Yu
Adirondack Reg. Tourism Council
Plattsburgh, NY

Francoise Boutin
Auberge Harris
St Jean sur Richelieu, QC

Suzanne Maye
Lake Champlain Visitors Center
Ticonderoga, NY

Maja Smith
Maja Design
Shelburne, VT

Carolyn Harding
Guided Tours of Lake Champlain
Chazy, NY

Jim Brangan
Lake Champlain Basin Program
Grand Isle, VT

Greg Gerdel
VT Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
Montpelier, VT

Lou Bresee
Lake Champlain Bikeways
South Burlington, VT

Chapin Spencer
Local Motion
Burlington, VT

* Organizations listed for affiliation purposes only.

Support Staff:

Todd Taylor
Local Motion
Burlington, VT

 

Vermont: Lou Bresee lou@champlainbikeways.org
New York: Doug Yu doug@adk.com

 

Disclaimer: Users assume all risks, inherent and not inherent, in the use of materials recommending routes of the Lake Champlain Bikeways network and all affiliated organizations, and individuals disclaim any and all liability on their part for damages or injuries to persons or property should they occur. Routes are chosen, designated and/or signed because: they are popular, or are preferred, or provide continuous routes to destinations, or are lightly traveled, or are scenic, or have more room for cars and bikes, or possess a combination of these attributes.