A self-guided tour taking you to spectacular landscapes laden with history. North America's first inter-connected waterway - the historic waters of the Hudson River, Lake George, the Champlain Canal, and Lake Champlain shaping the destiny of the United States and Canada. Midway between Manhattan and Montreal, more than 200-miles, find charming cities, rural landscapes, recreational areas, Adirondack hamlets and year round history, nature, and culture. Travel by bike, foot, boat or car - the historic watercourse was used by native peoples, migratory birds, explorers, armies, and commercial enterprises. The Lake George region offers a 50-mile loop on the west side of the historic lake. Father Isaac Jogues named the beautiful lake Lac du Saint Sacrement. Thomas Jefferson visited, writing ...Lake George is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen...the lake has become known as the Queen of the American Lakes. Lake George and its surrounding area were significant during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution as a strategic location between Albany, points south, east to Boston and north to Canada. For maps and information, please call or visit our website.