Blueway Trail: Monitor Bay to Ticonderoga

This segment explores a narrow and marshy section of the lake. Wildlife is abundant here, especially birds and waterfowl. Here, the lake becomes quite narrow and feels almost river-like. This segment travels the same waters as countless ships have in the long history of Lake Champlain.

Launch Sites: Monitor Bay Park and Marina; Ticonderoga NYS Boat Launch

Paddling Distance: 7.7 Miles (12.4 kilometers)

Notes: North and south winds can result in choppy water, but generally this segment is protected. Limited shore access. Milfoil can make paddling more challenging.

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Monitor Bay Marina
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Monitor Bay Marina
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

Up to 16' lakefront dock space in the Town of Crown Point, located at Monitor Bay Campground.

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Kempton's Cove
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Kempton's Cove
Heritage Areas and Sites | Historic Districts and Sites

Kempton’s Cove is now the home of the large International Paper complex with a dredged entry way to their dock. International Paper built this mill in 1969-71. It has undergone a number of modernizations to reduce air and water pollution. It is…

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Kirby Point
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Kirby Point
Heritage Areas and Sites | Historic Districts and Sites

Kirby Point is named after John Kirby, a settler from after the Revolutionary War. This is also reported to be the site of a Revolutionary War landing and shown by R. N. Hill as the site of a cattle ferry to Watch Point, Vermont.

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Cable Ferry (Fort Ticonderoga Ferry)
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Cable Ferry (Fort Ticonderoga Ferry)
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

The cable ferry has been operating here, connecting Ticonderoga, NY, with Shoreham, VT, since 1759. A double-ended sailing scow was used for many years beginning in 1800. The sail ferry had a sail that would swing completely around to reverse…

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Ticonderoga NYS Boat Launch
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Ticonderoga NYS Boat Launch
Transportation and Travel Routes | By Water

This hard surface ramp boat launch is located on Route 74 in Ticonderoga, NY. This launch has parking to accommodate approximately 52 cars and trailers.

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1 Monitor Bay Marina
2 Kempton's Cove
3 Kirby Point
4 Cable Ferry (Fort Ticonderoga Ferry)
5 Ticonderoga NYS Boat Launch