Ready to explore more of the Champlain Valley? Check out all the stops along the Lake Champlain Byway!
The organization has recently updated its website, http://www.lakechamplainbyway.com, to offer two interactive tools to help both local residents and visitors access the region’s wealth of parks, trails, beaches and museums as well as lesser-known local historical societies and conserved lands:
The Byway’s interactive map places the Byway’s resource sites on high-resolution maps so website visitors can zoom in down to the neighborhood level to see how to reach their destination. Visit the map: http://lakechamplainbyway.com/explore-our-regions/interactive-map/
MOBILE STORY APP
The Byway’s mobile story app, using electronic tour technology, enables visitors with smart phones to hear 26 different stories linked to sites within the Byway’s eight Chittenden County communities. Visit the story app: http://lakechamplainbyway.com/explore-our-regions/mobile-story-app/
The Lake Champlain Byway is 184 miles long and consists of U.S. Route 2 through Grand Isle County, U.S. Route 7 through Chittenden County and then south into Addison County. It is comprised of 22 communities along this route with more than 200 intrinsic resource sites (parks, trails, boat launches, performing arts centers, museums, etc.) managed by various government entities and non-profit organizations. LakeChamplainByway.com organizes these sites by county and by history/culture, natural/scenic and outdoor recreation so visitors can easily narrow their search based on interest.
About the Byway:
The Byway was formally designated by the Vermont Transportation Board for its notable scenic, natural, recreational, historic and cultural intrinsic resources. The Byway is managed by the Lake Champlain Byway Council which is comprised of representatives of three regional planning commissions, two regional chambers of commerce and other interests. The Council seeks to undertake and support projects that balance the promotion, preservation, enjoyment and stewardship of the Byway’s numerous intrinsic resources to the benefit of both residents and visitors. Since 2003, organizations involved with the Byway Council have installed wayfinding signage, interpretive panels, informational kiosks and other visitor improvements.