Welcome to Lakes to Locks Passage

Experience New York's Great Northeast Journey

Explore the 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.

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The Turning Point Trail guides you through a storied landscape, illustrating the events that led up to the Battles
of Saratoga, which many historians have called the “turning point of the American Revolution.”

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Surrender of Burgoyne Photo By: John Trumbull

Stretching 64 miles between the Hudson River and Lake Champlain, the Champlain Canal
Region of Lakes to Locks Passage has served as a travel corridor for centuries.

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View of Skenesborough Museum from canal wall Photo By: Drew Alberti

The Road to the Battle of Bennington offers visitors a story-filled
tour of the historic route taken by Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum in 1777.

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Bennington Battlefield State Historic Park Photo By: Bennington Battlefield State Historic Park. Photo by Andrew Alberti.

Saratoga National Historical Park commemorates the famous Battles of Saratoga, called
the "most important battle of the last 1000 years” (New York Times Magazine).

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Saratoga National Historic Park Photo By: Janet Kennedy

Saratoga National Historic Park

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Virtual Gallery

Discover the culture of the Champlain Canal, Lake Champlain, and the Lake George region through our Virtual Gallery

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