Geography: Located in the Vermont and New York areas, situated across the Canada-U.S. border.
History: Named after the French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1609. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the ports of Burlington and Plattsburg were used for commercial and military purposes. Today, those ports are used by small crafts, ferries, and cruises.
Geography: Considered a reservoir on the Colorado River, between Utah and Arizona.
History: In the late 1940s and early 1950s the US Bureau of Reclamation planned to make a series of Colorado River dams in Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The Glen Canyon Dam was built to flow downstream with Lake Powell as the aquatic bank built to aid the lower basin.
Geography: A reservoir in the San Bernardino Mountains in California.
History: In 1859, this valley became a hotspot for gold prospectors. When the miner, William F. Holcomb, came across a vein of quartz filled with gold, this area quickly became a popular mining scene in Southern California.
Activities: Fishing, pleasure boating, water sports, personal watercraft.