VERMONT CELEBRATES CHAMPLAIN — The Lake, The Land, The People

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of French explorer and cartographer Samuel de Champlain's travels by sail, oar and paddle to the lake that now bears his name. All year long, special opportunities are planned for young and old alike to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary of this historic occasion, the spectacular natural resources of the region, and the many peoples who have worked, battled and made their homes in the Lake Champlain Valley. Celebration Events: This is the place to find out what's going on, where and when. And, if you're a Vermonter, here's how you can get one of these special license plates: