- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
Welcome to Lake Champlain
Warm air, stunning views!
Welcome to spring on the Adirondack Coast, where natureal beauty is front and center. Spring wildflowers make a colorful appearance on our forest floors as soon as the snow retreats. Come see these early-season blooms up close along the DaCy Meadow Trail, an easy 2-mile loop that passes through forest and field. This is also a great season to take advantage of the grand views our leafless trees provide. For a bird's eye view of the surrounding mountains, take the short but steep trail to the summit of Coon Mountain.
Wildflowers and views are wonderful, but there's nothing quite like seeing our waterfalls at the height of their splendor. Two local favorites can be found along the LaChute River Walk Trail and in Ausable Chasm. The first is an interpretive trail that begins at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. The second is a family-adventure along the bridges and walkways of Ausable Chasm, where rapids, cliffs, and a stunning waterfall await.
Wait, there's more!
Spring doesn't stop there, though! You'll find ideas for paddling, cycling, and more on our outdoor activities pages. Did you know Lake Champlain has been rated a top-10 place to cast your lure by world-renowned bass fishermen and women? Hire a guide and cast a line!
Of course, no matter how you choose to enjoy your vacation, be sure to finish your day off at one of Lake Champlain's dining gems before tucking in to our cozy accommodations.
Get ready for summer
The sooner you get to the Lake Champlain Region, the better. You'll find special events like the Champlain Bridge NY/VT 5K, a three-week bird banding demonstration, and history-steeped Memorial Day celebrations in Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga. Speaking of history, the Fort opens in May, and so does the Adirondack History Museum and Chimney Point State Historic Site. The region also plays host to a variety of events; check them out here.
Still stuck on hiking? You won't want to miss the Champlain Area Trails Grand Hike on May 13!
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You can stay in the midst of it all in a cozy bed and breakfast, hotel, or lodge. Be sure to check out the available lodging options!