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Lake Champlain

From Openwaterpedia

Lake Champlain (French: Lac Champlain) is a natural, freshwater lake in North America, located mainly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the Canada-United States border in the Canadian province of Quebec.

The New York portion of the Champlain Valley includes the eastern portions of Clinton County and Essex County. Most of this area is part of the Adirondack Park. There are recreational opportunities in the park and along the relatively undeveloped coastline of Lake Champlain. The cities of Plattsburgh and Burlington are to the north and the village of Ticonderoga in the southern part of the region. The Quebec portion is located in the regional county municipalities of Le Haut-Richelieu and Brome-Missisquoi.

Open Water Swimming

Sarah Thomas completed a 104.6 mile (168.4 km) solo open water swim in Lake Champlain started on 6 August 2016 in an island loop route starting in Rouses Point, New York, proceeding south and around Gardiner Island near Charlotte, Vermont, and returning to the start in 67 hours 16 minutes 12 seconds

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