Blueway Trail: Point au Roche to Cumberland Head
This route passes by the Point au Roche Lighthouse, a testament to the heyday of ship navigation on Lake Champlain. The trail continues along a series of beautiful bays. From almost all of these locations, paddlers have access to the extensive Point au Roche State Park, with its sandy swimming area and trail network.
Launch Sites: Point au Roche NYS Boat Launch; Cumberland Head Ferry Landing
Approximate Paddling Distance: 13 miles (21 kilometers)
Insider Tip from Paddlers Cathy Frank and Margaret Holden: "Give all ferries a wide berth. Most importantly ferries have the right of way. Additionally, kayakers--low to the water--can be difficult to see, especially under wavy conditions."
Other Notes: While the entire shore of Point au Roche State Park is accessible, there are no stopping points after the park. The western shores of both Point au Roche State Park and Cumberland Head are exposed to north and south winds.