Welcome to Lake Champlain
It's time for warm-weather fun along the Adirondack Coast. We invite you to come take advantage of the many opportunities that abound. From hiking to biking to sailing to shopping, the Lake Champlain Region offers activities for all ages.
Step into adventure
With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own — but we have to admit, there's something extra magical about a warm day on the coast. Grab your hiking boots, clip into your cycling shoes, and don't forget to pack your flippers. It's time to head outside and discover enchanting forests and fields brimming with history and memorable scenery. Join us for a guided wildflower walk or take the family for a quick adventure along the Coon Mountain trails or the LaChute Walkway. Check out our suggestions to help you choose the ideal hiking trail and to find our birding hot spots.
History buffs take note
Consider exploring our 18th-century fort ruins. The Crown Point State Historic Site grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. There is a well marked trail that winds its way through the site’s 500 acres and offers breathtaking scenery. Of course, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs and activities that can encompass the whole day or act as an enhancement to your weekend activities.
Fun for the family
Book a tour at Ausable Chasm. Explore their many trails as you listen - and feel - the thunderous echoes of the Ausable River. Insider's tip for planning ahead: We suggest you visit the chasm in every season.
Of course, that's just where the fun starts. Explore more fun family ideas!
Reel in the "Big One"!
Cast your lines in the big lake or one of our many ponds and streams! Local bait and tackle shops can provide the most up-to-date information on lake and pond conditions and what seems to be biting and where, and they can supply you with the best bait for your target catch, the right gear, and even a guide.
Unwind and dine!
After a day outside in the fresh air, you will appreciate our dining options and the opportunity to sip a hot beverage or cool cocktail. When you're ready to put up your feet, we've got you covered — from cozy, posh B&Bs to historical inns, there is a wide selection of lodging to choose from that will offer you a warm welcome.
Don't miss the fun...
- 170th Essex County Fair (Aug 15-19)
- Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Corn Maze (select dates August 11-October 21)
- Trekonderoga Weekend (August 24-26)
- Crown Point Corn Festival (August 25)
- Town of Moriah's Labor Day Celebration (September 1-2)
- Adirondack Harvest Festival (September 15)
Of course this is just a small sampler of our fun happenings! Browse all of our great upcoming events and plan your getaway today!