New second edition! This new, revised and updated edition offers 50 different adventures that circumnavigate the entire lake, providing an intimate, cove by cove, island by island exploration of America’s “other great lake.” The routes described are illustrated with full-color maps and photographs and enlivened with essays on the Abenaki and other Native Americans, the pivotal naval battles of Plattsburgh and Valcour Island, lighthouses and shipwrecks, the French & Indian wars, the Revolution, the War of 1812, smugglers, the fascinating geology of this fossil-rich one-time arm of the sea, and up-to-date environmental issues like algal bloom, urban and farm runoff, milfoil, zebra mussels, fish hatcheries, and endangered species. The result is a well-rounded overview of a remarkable natural resource, a book that will be of interest not just to paddlers but to all boaters on the lake, tourists, and residents. Paperback, 6′ x 9′, 332 pages.
Kayaker’s Guide to Lake Champlain