- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
If you're lucky enough to visit the Adirondack Coast during the summer season, there is no shortage of things to do, inside and out. Home to Lake Champlain—a 121-mile fresh water lake that boasts over 600 miles of shoreline and 70 islands—the region provides endless opportunities for water recreation. If you prefer to stay on dry land, the area offers 400 years of significant history, charming waterfront towns, fun attractions and easy access to outdoor adventure.
The Lake Champlain Region is known for its dramatic landscape—lush green fields extend to the horizon and disappear into the foothills of the magnificent Adirondack Mountains. In the fall, vegetation turns to vibrant shades of red and orange, the crisp air rolls in, and the Lake Champlain region comes alive with a plethora of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.
Outdoor activities abound in the Lake Champlain Region during the winter season—from fishing, skiing and skating on Lake Champlain, to fun events and other outdoor adventures. Explore the region's rolling hills, climb one of the Adirondack Mountains or snowshoe through open fields. After a day of snowy thrills, head into one of the region's charming towns for a hot chocolate, a hot toddy, or simply a hot shower.
This tour will take you to the history and Civil War involvement of the community Crown Point; where the iron ore was mined that was used to fabricate important parts of the ironclad USS Monitor. Two iron companies operated in Crown Point during the Civil War; the Hammond's Crown Point Iron Company, with a mine and blast furnace at Hammondville; and the firm of Penfield & Harwood, with a mine at Hammondville and a bloomery forge and separator at Ironville.