The Lakes to Locks PassagePort is your guide to exploring the landscape as a rich, immersive experience. Our audio journeys include everything you need to know–history, travel tools, music, drama, pictures–to become an engaged explorer.


Road to the Battle of Bennington Join Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum’s on his ill-fated August 1777 Expedition. Speaking only his native German, and having no field experience in commanding a multinational force of nearly 800 German, British, Canadian, American, and Native troops, Baum and his troops marched along a rugged route to what they believed was a scantily guarded depot in present-day Vermont. This story is the anatomy of a disastrous event.

Lake Champlain Blueway Trail: Valcour & Crab Islands Historic Valcour and Crab Islands are located offshore from the towns of Peru and Plattsburgh. This paddling tour identifies points of interest, such as launch and landing points, marinas, parking, potential hazards or challenges, natural areas and wildlife viewing, camping locations, museums, and food, lodging, and shopping.

Explore the Turning Point Trail Follow in the footsteps of charismatic General John Burgoyne, whose fateful decisions led to the turning point of the American Revolution. It’s a story of battles, ambushes, smoldering ambitions, disastrous miscommunication, fierce allegiance, true love, venomous snakes, and narrow escapes—all with courteous gentlemanly conduct.



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