Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin

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Chapter 9: Cultural Heritage and Recreation Resources


Connect, promote, and improve cultural and natural heritage sites through interpretation.


Provide general technical support for interpretation projects.

  • Task ID #: 9.9.5
  • Lead Partners: LCBP

Task Comments

  • Date Posted: 11/07/11
  • Update Relevancy: 05/11 - 11/11
  • Comment Posted By: Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Sub-watershed: Bouquet/Ausable, Grand Isle, Lake Champlain, Saranac/Chazy
  • Jurisdiction: NY/VT

The War of 1812 Interpretive Trail was inaugurated on September 5, 2011, just prior to the Battle of Plattsburgh Weekend in Plattsburgh, New York. Exhibits have been developed for Dewey’s Tavern, Pliny Moore House and Commissary/Encampment/Raid in Champlain; Pike’s Cantonment and Halsey’s Corners in the Town of Plattsburgh; Culver Hill and 1st Bloody Encounter in Beekmantown; and the Kent-Delord House and African-American heritage at the site of the Melancton Smith home in the City of Plattsburgh; the U.S./Canada Border in Alburgh; and the USS Saratoga in Schuylerville.

The CVNHP provided interpretive, translation and design assistance along with complete fabricated interpretive signs—an estimated $1,500 value—at 11 sites. Each new sign includes a “QR code” for use by “smartphones,” which when the code is photographed by the phone, the user is directed to a website.

The project was partially funded through a partnership with the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

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