The Champlain Canal begins at its junction with the Erie Canal in Waterford and runs north to Whitehall, where it connects with Lake Champlain.
The region celebrates its rich history along the interconnected waterway that shaped the destiny of America. From the French and Indian War to the Revolutionary War and Battle of Saratoga to its canal heydays in the 1800s, the Champlain Region is treasured by history enthusiasts.
Rolling hills, farms, and small towns, set amidst the backdrop of New York's Adirondack and Vermont's Green Mountains make the region one of the most scenic areas to explore within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
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Historic and Cultural Sites and Museums
Find out how the Champlain Region's pivotal role as a transportation corridor influenced not only its people, culture, and industry, but the course of American history.
Old Fort House Museum Part of a seven building museum complex, which includes a one-room school house, an 1853 Law Office, an 1840 Tollhouse, and the Baldwin Barn housing a Pottery Exhibit with artifacts from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Museum offers free historic educational programs, including "History of the Champlain Canal" and a walking tour of Lock 7. Visit Site »
Rogers Island Visitor Center Exhibits tell the story of the Fort Edward area, from the earliest Native Americans through the Revolutionary War. Visit Site »
Schuyler House Home of Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), revolutionary war hero and "Father of United States Canals." Visit Site »
Saratoga National Historical Park 3,200 acre site of turning point of Revolutionary War in 1777. 9-mile tour road is accessible by car and bicycle, plus trails for x-country skiing, walking, and horseback riding. Extensive grassland habitat and Northern Hardwood forest make for excellent birdwatching. The park comprises of three separate units: the 4 square mile Battlefield in Stillwater, New York, the General Philip Schuyler House eight miles north in Schuylerville and the Saratoga Monument in the nearby village of Victory.
Skenesborough Museum and Whitehall Heritage Area Visitor Center Situated in a 1917 canal terminal building; over 4,000 artifacts and photos on display highlighting two main themes of Whitehall's history: transporation and defense. Visit the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce for information about this and other attractions in Whitehall. Visit Site »