Themes

Explore the region’s landscape and history through the “Four Lives of Lakes to Locks Passage.”

Lakes to Locks Passage takes you through a spectacular landscape laden with history. Find you way through four story-filled regions that connect New York’s historic water of Lake Champlain and Lake George with the Champlain Canal and Hudson River to the south and the Chambly Canal to the Richelieu and St. Lawrence Rivers of Quebec to the north. Streams of history flow through these valleys, reflecting “lives” that continue to unfold.

The First Life: Natural Forces and Native Peoples

The Second Life: Conflict and Settlement

The Third Life: Corridor for Commerce

The Fourth Life: Magnet for Tourism

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