After tourism and recreation became firmly established in the region, a new appreciation grew for Lake Champlain’s beauty and natural resources. Today, we explore how people are honoring the lake’s heritage and preserving it for future generations.
Our series "Stories from the Lake" continues. As that the French and
British begin to establish a presence near Lake Champlain, and form alliances with Native Americans, we examine
the period of conflict that follows.
We can’t begin to understand Samuel de Champlain’s historic exploration of the lake that bears his name without a realization that thousands of years before his arrival the lake was a very different place…an ocean.