By Alan Wechsler
Photos by Nancie Battaglia

The Champlain Valley sometimes seems like a forgotten part of the
Adirondack Park. Instead of big mountains and valleys, it offers rolling
vistas of farms, fields, and forests stretching to the shores of Lake
Champlain. There’s no denying the beauty of the bucolic scenery, but
outdoor recreationists such as hikers, paddlers, and backcountry skiers
tend to gravitate toward other parts of the Park.