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• Vermont, New York, and Québec in one bicycling adventure
• Lake Champlain: 120 miles long, 12 miles wide, 580 miles of shoreline
• most historic body of fresh water in North America
• Adirondack Mountains to the west--Green Mountains to the east
• Taconic Mountains to the south--Richelieu River to the north
• international appeal
• unspoiled bicycling destination
• within a few hours drive from Boston, Montréal, and New York City
• panoramic lake and mountain views
• agricultural landscapes, historic hamlets, and picturesque villages
• 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
• gently rolling terrain to undeniably hilly
• low traffic volumes in most areas
• 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
• 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
• scenic shoreline parks and water-based recreational activities
• a simple and relaxing way to vacation
• conducive to quiet contemplation
• a fun way to meet other people
• guided and packaged tours offered by local companies
• accessible via plane, train, bus, car, or BIKE
• one clearinghouse answers all questions

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Lake Champlain Bikeways Clearinghouse
c/o Local Motion
1 Steele Street #103, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone/Fax: 802-652-BIKE (2453)

General requests: info@champlainbikeways.org

Specifics on cycling in the region: lou@champlainbikeways.org



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