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Lake Champlain Valley .com is the premier online guide to the Lake Champlain Valley showcasing hundreds of exciting attractions, B&B’s, hotels & motels and fine restaurants throughout Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain Valley, Upstate New York, as well as the Canadian border city of Montreal.

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We invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular travel destinations including the historic communities of Burlington, Shelburne, Charlotte, Vergennes, Middlebury, St Albans, and the Grand Isles of NW Vermont. On the New York side of Lake Champlain explore the beautiful towns of Essex, Elizabethtown, Willsboro, Westport, the city of Plattsburgh as well as the historic communities of Crown Point and Ticonderoga. New York and Vermont are also well known for their world class skiing at Whiteface Mountain, Killington, Stowe, Mad River Valley and Stratton.

by Outdoor Photographer Carl Heilman

All of these resort destinations are located within an easy 1-2 hour drive of the Adirondacks and Upstate New York and offer visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions. We invite you to discover the beautiful Lake Champlain Valley which was recently ranked “One of Four Outstanding Get-Away Locations in the Northeast” by USA Weekday Magazine.

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Candidates must be 21 years of age on or before the date of their appointment Correction Officer positions are located throughout New York State in various facilities of the NYS Department of Correctional Services.

As a Correction Officer, under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities and Correctional Camps. You would supervise the movement and activities of inmates; make periodic rounds of assigned areas; conduct searches for contraband; maintain order within the facility; and prepare reports as necessary. You would advise inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility and assist them in resolving problems. You would have a high degree of responsibility for your actions and decisions. You may also be required to carry firearms in the performance of certain duties and to perform other related work as required.

The majority of jobs in the New York State Department of Correctional Services are filled by Correction Officers, who are required to pass a written Civil Service exam and undergo extensive medical, psychological, and background checks. Correction Officer positions are located throughout New York State in various facilities of the Department of Correctional Services. Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security as well as the safety and well being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities.

There are many great job opportunities in the exciting criminal justice field available right here in your community and everyone includes insurance coverage for NY residents.. Online programs give working adults and full-time students tremendous scheduling flexibility and the opportunity to earn a degree in less time than is usually possible through on-campus attendance. If you want to start or accelerate your career in criminal justice, explore the online programs below and request free information.

Adirondack Culinary Arts

The Adirondacks & the Lake Champlain Valley of Upstate New York & Vermont have long been known for their truly unique & varied cuisine ranging from fresh caught native brook trout cooked over an open campfire to world class dining at five star resorts. In the internationally acclaimed Olympic Village of Lake Placid, diners can choose from exciting restaurants with menus featuring everything from sushi and health foods to hearty Adirondack home-cooked meals. The Culinary Arts program at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks was founded on the principle of learning by doing. Many of today’s local chefs learned their trade at Paul Smith’s.

Discover Vermont’s Largest City

University of Vermont, Burlington

The City of Burlington is the largest and most populated city in Vermont and and is often referred to as the “Queen of Lake Champlain” because of its unique location on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Champlain bordering the edge of the Adirondack Park. Each year, Burlington welcomes thousands of visitors traveling to the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. The city of Burlington is famous for its quintessential charm and architectural beauty and is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States.

Plattsburgh, New York

The City of Plattsburgh is rich in history and played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War of 1812 because of its strategic location at the head of Lake Champlain. The Battle of Plattsburgh occurred on Sept 11, 1814 and involved over 15,000 British Troops and a large Navy Fleet. Badly outnumbered, only 1500 Americian army troops under the command of Brigadier Alexander MaComb and a small Americian fleet under the command of Lieutanant Thomas Macdonough successfully defended Cumberland Bay and defeated the British forces. Today the Battle of Plattsburgh is celebrated and reenacted between September 7-15th in honor of these Americian heroes.

We invite you to discover the beautiful Lake Champlain Valley which was recently ranked “One of Four Outstanding Get-Away Locations in the Northeast” by USA Weekday Magazine.

Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury was originally chartered in 1761 and is a Shire Town (county seat) of Addison County located in the heart of Vermont dairy country. Middlebury is also home to the highly accredited Middlebury College and represents the quintessential New England college town complete with village green and historic architecture. The famous poet Robert Frost spent the last 23 summers of his life in the countryside outside Middlebury which is why, today, Middlebury is affectionately known as “Frost” country.

Westport, New York

Westport is truly one of the most scenic towns on Lake Champlain providing picturesque views of both the Adirondack high peaks of New York and the Green Mountains in Vermont. Westport is a quaint 19th Century Village offering visitors everything from a full service marina and 18-hole championship golf course to numerous public parks and a lovely village green boasting a classic 1885 library.

Everything you need to know to plan your trip online when visiting Vermont’s Lake Champlain Valley, Upstate New York and the Adirondacks …It’s all right here at your fingertips . . . with just a click of your mouse!