1567-1635; Fr. explorer: founded Quebec (1608)
lake on the N section of the border between N.Y. and Vt.: c. 125 mi (201 km) long
Origin of Champlainafter Champlain, who discovered it
- By New York and Lake Champlain, which separates it in part from New York.
- Shore of Lake Champlain (96 ft.) to 4364 ft.
- The largest and only navigable rivers of Vermont are among those flowing into Lake Champlain: the Missisquoi, the Lamoille, the Winooski and Otter Creek.
- Lake Champlain, which lies beautifully in the valley between the Green and Adirondack mountains, belongs mostly to Vermont.
- Along the shore of Lake Champlain are a few species of maritime plants that remain from the time when portions of western Vermont were covered by the sea, and on the upper slopes of some of the higher mountains are a few Alpine species; these, however, are much less numerous on the Green Mountains of Vermont than on the White Mountains of New Hampshire.