Blueway Trail: Crown Point to Monitor Bay

This short segment is ideal for nature and wildlife viewing. The shoreline along this part of the lake often consists of marshes, resulting in a vibrant and diverse population of plants and animals. This is especially true as the trail leads paddlers past Putts Creek Wildlife Management Area. The segment ends at the Town of Crown Point’s Monitor Bay Park and Marina.

Launch Sites: Crown Point Campground Boat Launch; Monitor Bay Park and Marina

Paddling Distance: 7 miles (11.7 kilometers)

Insider Tip from Paddlers Cathy Frank and Margaret Holden: “Be sure to look closely at the famous sculpture and relief beneath it on the Crown Point Memorial above the fishing pier, immediately south of the Champlain Bridge.”

Other Notes: North and south winds can make paddling challenging, but high waves do not usually build here except in the deep-water crossing. Milfoil can contribute to challenge of paddling. There is limited shore access.



Activities: 0 hours

Driving: 16 min/9.1 mi

Duration: 1 day


Start at Crown Point Campground

Go northeast on RT-185 (Crown Point Brg)
0.11 mi – 00:00:13

Arrive at Crown Point Memorial Light House, on the right

Depart Crown Point Memorial Light House

Go back south on RT-185 (Crown Point Brg)
0.63 mi – 00:01:19

Turn left on Long Acres Ln
0.25 mi – 00:00:36

Arrive at Coffin Point, on the left

Depart Coffin Point

Go back west on Long Acres Ln
0.25 mi – 00:00:36

Make sharp left on RT-185 (Bridge Rd)
1.54 mi – 00:01:49

Turn left on Lake Rd (CR-48)
1.28 mi – 00:01:54

Turn left at Burdick Rd to stay on Lake Rd (CR-48)
1.65 mi – 00:02:26

Make sharp left on Wolcott Rd
0.41 mi – 00:00:58

Turn right at Mariner Way / Berry Patch Way to stay on Wolcott Rd
0.22 mi – 00:00:32

Arrive at Putts Creek Wildlife Management Area, on the left

Depart Putts Creek Wildlife Management Area

Go back north on Wolcott Rd
0.22 mi – 00:00:32

Turn left at Mariner Way / Berry Patch Way to stay on Wolcott Rd
0.41 mi – 00:00:58

Bear left on Lake Rd (CR-48)
0.51 mi – 00:00:53

Bear left on RT-9N (RT-22)
0.57 mi – 00:01:02

Turn left at Sugar Hill Rd / Creek Rd to stay on RT-9N (RT-22)
0.58 mi – 00:01:13

Bear left on Ferry Rd
0.38 mi – 00:00:55

Turn right
0.10 mi – 00:00:29

Finish at Monitor Bay Marina, on the right

Latitude: 44.028989 Longitude: -73.423227

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