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.