Lakes to Locks Passage

All-American RoadNew York

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  • Ticonderoga Heritage Museum

    The famous red-brick Ticonderoga Heritage Museum sits in contrast to the rolling green hills and rain-slick roads.

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  • Lecture at the Slate Valley Museum

    The audience listens to the Welsh Lecture at the Slate Valley Museum.

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  • Waterskiing on Lake Champlain

    Three young people form a pyramid on water skis, skiing past the lush green forests of the Lake Champlain shoreline.

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  • Boaters at the Westport Marina

    Boaters enjoy the summer sun on a clear day at the Westport Marina on Lake Champlain.

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  • The Front of the Slate Valley Museum

    Autumn brings fiery colors to the trees around the front of the Slate Valley Museum.

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  • Gathering at the Slate Valley Museum

    Visitors enjoy treats at a gathering at the Slate Valley Museum.

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  • Exhibits at the Slate Valley Museum

    Tall multicolored posters are the exhibits near the gift shop inside the Slate Valley Museum.

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  • Jon Ellis Barn Exhibit at the Slate Valley Museum

    Machinery is a central part of the John Ellis Barn (climate) exhibit at the Slate Valley Museum.

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  • Ticonderoga Heritage Museum in Winter

    The historic Ticonderoga Heritage Museum rests under a blanket of snow.

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  • Working Farmland in Essex NY.

    Working farmland in the Town of Essex. Farming and forestry shapes the landscape of Lakes to Locks Passage. Agriculture provides the ambiance of the small villages and hamlets throughout the region and maintains the scenic resources and quality of life that is enjoyed by all.

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  • The Champlain Canal

    Each lock of the Champlain Canal hosts a park with interpretation signs, a place to tie your boat, and picnic or other recreation facilities.

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  • Adirondack Chairs on the Waterside

    Several Adirondack chairs line up on a shore in upstate New York.

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  • NYS Historic Markers

    Dozens of New York State Historic Markers can be found noting historic sites and events throughout the byway corridor.

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  • A View from North Creek

    Sunlight breaks through the clouds onto the rolling tree-covered landscape near North Creek.

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  • Waterfall on the Lakes to Locks Scenic Byway

    A gentle waterfall parts the trees, framed against rolling hills on an overcast day.

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  • View from the Summit of Mount Goodnow

    The summit of Mount Goodnow offers an inspiring view of the surrounding region, blanketed by thick forest and dotted with lakes.

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  • Bench near a Fountain in a Plattsburgh Park

    Trees bright with new spring leaves overhang park benches near a fountain in a park in Plattsburgh, New York.

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  • Collecting Maple Sap

    The spring time is ushered in with "sugar season." Visitors should watch the woods along the byway as nearly every sugarbush is tapped for sap collection. Nearby communities provide opportunities for visitors to attend a sugar-on-snow party - maple sugar on crushed ice with a dill pickle!

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  • Plattsburgh's Amtrak Station

    Amtrak's "Adirondack" provides service to the entire Byway corridor and runs by many scenic and historic sites, such as Plattsburgh's City Hall and Macdonnough Monument, as it pulls into the station.

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  • NYS RT 22 Roadway

    NYS RT 22 is a fine example of the roadway that makes driving the Byway a wonderful experience.

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  • Ice Skating on Lake Champlain

    Frozen Cumberland Bay in Plattsburgh provides an ideal opportunity for ice skating on Lake Champlain.

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  • Plattsburgh Fountain

    A historic building stands as a backdrop to trees and a fountain at Plattsburgh Park.

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  • The Historic Feeder Canal

    The Historic Feeder Canal Park runs along the old towpath for the canal that linked Glens Falls to the Old Champlain Canal. The seven-mile multi-use path is open all year for walkers, bikers, and cross-country skiers.

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  • Cook Mountain Lookout

    Lake Champlain and Lake George created a waterway that carried early explorers, fur traders, and colonial armies.

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  • The Saratoga Monument

    The Saratoga Monument, located in the Village of Victory, commemorates the surrender of the British General Burgoyne to American General Gates, an event that historians note as the "Turning Point of the American Revolution."

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  • Lake Champlain Shoreline

    An aerial view of Lake Champlain's shoreline shows the clear blue waters of the lake surrounded by green countryside dotted with houses.

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  • Liberty Eatery and Marina

    Located right on the edge of the Champlain Canal, the Liberty Eatery and Marina is a popular destination for visitors of Whitehall, New York.

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  • Hiker on the Mount Goodnow Trail

    A hiker strolls through a spring-green forest on one of the boardwalk sections of the trail to the summit of Mount Goodnow .

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  • Peering into Ausable Chasm

    On an overcast day, visitors stand on the bridge and look down into Ausable Chasm.

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  • Ausable Chasm

    The bridge makes for an exciting vantage point to see the waterfalls and buildings in Ausable Chasm.

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  • Ausable Chasm Gatehouse

    The Ausable Chasm Gatehouse welcomes travelers.

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  • Birder looking over the Lake Champlain Birding Trail

    An intent birder stops in a field to focus in on a bird on the Lake Champlain Birding Trail.

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  • Champlain Canal's Lock 11

    Visitors to the area can get a good look at how the Champlain Canal's locks operate at Lock 11, located near Whitehall.

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  • Tree Roots Growing Over a Boulder

    Along the trail to the summit of Mount Goodnow, a tree's roots envelope an obtrusive boulder.

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  • Ausable Chasm Overlook

    Visitors stand at an overlook and peer into Ausable Chasm.

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  • Ticonderoga High School

    Green grass and blue sky frame the cupola atop the historic, red brick Ticonderoga High School in Ticonderoga, New York.

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  • View of Lake Champlain from Mt. Defiance

    Mt. Defiance offers a stunning view of Lake Champlain and the surrounding region.

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  • A View Down onto Fort Ticonderoga from Mt. Defiance

    Visitors can get a birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga from Mt. Defiance.

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  • Road to Fort Ticonderoga

    Trees line a narrow paved road heading to Fort Ticonderoga.

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  • The Monument to Montcalm's Victory at Fort Ticonderoga

    A monument commemorates the French victory at Fort Ticonderoga (then Fort Carillon) in July of 1758.

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  • Fort Ticonderoga Entrance

    Old stone buildings and a flag flank the entrance to Fort Ticonderoga.

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  • Newcomb Monument

    A sign in Newcomb, New York identifies the town as "The Heart of the Adirondacks."

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  • The Champlain Memorial Lighthouse

    The Grecian-style lighthouse located just south of Champlain Bridge memorializes the explorer for which it is named.

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  • Champlain Bridge

    The Champlain Bridge near Crown Point, New York, traces the horizon across Lake Champlain.

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  • The Crown Point Museum

    Nestled among rolling grassy hills dotted with dandelions, the old stone museum at Crown Point is where visitors can learn more about the history of the area.

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  • Ruins of the Soldiers' Barracks at Crown Point

    The ruins of the soldiers' barracks are one of just a few structures still standing at Crown Point.

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  • The Grounds of Historical Ticonderoga

    The historical buildings of Ticonderoga can be seen across the grass and past the lamp-lined path.

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  • Ticonderoga Falls

    The LaChute River flows through Ticonderoga in New York, allowing visitors to sneak a peak at the river's dramatic cascades.

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  • Ticonderoga Heritage Museum

    The museum is the home of exhibits and special programs related to the industrial history of Ticonderoga.

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  • Ticonderoga Community Building

    The Community Building is the headquarters for town administration in Ticonderoga, New York.

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  • LaChute River in Ticonderoga

    Green trees and blue sky combine with the LaChute River to create beautiful, peaceful scenery in Ticonderoga, New York.

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  • Lock 9 on the Champlain Canal

    The large doors of Lock 9 swing open to allow boats to pass through on the canal.

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  • Boats on Lake George

    An old boat crosses Lake George on an overcast spring day.

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  • Lake Champlain in the Summertime

    A couple of boats rest on the peaceful blue waters of Lake Champlain during the summertime.

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  • Presenting Designation Plaque to Lakes to Locks Passage

    New York's Lakes to Locks Passage receives their designation plaque at the Designation 2002 event at Union Station in Washington DC.

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  • The Pember Library and Museum of Natural History

    Leafy branches overhang the white pillared entrance to the gray stone museum.

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  • Seagulls at Lake Champlain

    The blue summer sky frames two seagulls standing on a wooden dock post at Lake Champlain.

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