Outdoor Activities

Lake Champlain may be best-known as the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States, but it should come as no surprise that its fabulous location also lends itself to myriad outdoor activites.

Check out our great lake

Whether you're into trolling the beautiful waters of Lake Champlain or settling into a cozy ice shanty along the Adirondack Coast - we're known for our boating, fishing, skating, and swimming!

Coast into adventure

Adventure seekers visit the Lake Champlain Region for paddling, hiking, and climbing in the warm months, and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking in the colder months. As the seasons change, so does our gear, from hiking to a mountain stream to ice fishing and ice skating, there are endless options for year-round outdoor activities in the Lake Champlain Region. 

Why not stay for awhile? Go camping with family and friends or book a room for the night. The area offers tons of activities to keep you busy during the day while you get out in the fresh air and see the breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains that border Lake Champlain!

NYS DEC Crown Point Boat Launch

On Bridge Road at Crown Point Reservation Campground immediately south of the Lake Champlain Bridge, Hard surface ramp with parking for 10 cars and trailers.Conditions permitting, NYS DEC opens...

Location: 
NYS DEC Crown Point Campground
Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Tanaher Pond

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3 miles to a faint dirt access road on...

Location: 
CR 7, Mineville, 12956
Foothill Trail

The path enters the woods and turns left after about 100 yards, then it goes along the edge of a farm field before climbing steeply and meeting the ...

Location: 
6482 Main St, Westport, 12993
NYS DEC Eagle Lake Boat Launch
Location: 
Bureau of Fisheries
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Port Douglas Boat Launch Area

A beautifully situated spot with views of both the sheltered Corlaer Bay and the open water of Lake Champlain. Nearby Schuyler Island (aka Schuylers Island and Whitney Island) has a rocky shore...

Location: 
Port Douglas Road, Keeseville, 12944
NYS DEC Willsboro Bay Boat Launch
Location: 
County Route 27, Willsboro, 12996
Historic Walking Tour of Essex

The entire village of Essex is on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a walking tour of one of the most intact collection of pre-Civil War village architecture in America.

Location: 
, Essex, 12936
Bobcat Trail

The easy trail trail goes through a meadow, winds through mixed forest, and ends at another meadow. It joins the ...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area

In winter, AuSable Point Campground is closed to camping, but open to walking and birding. It can be a great place to find mixed flocks of wintering ducks. These include common species such as...

Location: 
3346 Lake Shore Road, Plattsburgh, 12901
Hurricane Mountain

This is a wonderful open peak with a fire tower that is being restored and can now be climbed, even though the tower is not needed for some of the best views in the High Peaks. During the summer...

Location: 
Route 9N, Keene, 12942
North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota, linking 7 states, 10 National Forests and more than 150...

Location: 
Crown Point State Historic Site
Grand View Drive, Crown Point, 12928
Wickham Marsh Wildlife Area

Overview: Wickham Marsh Wildlife Management Area encompasses 862 acres which has been compiled from two different land acquisitions from 1950 and 1970.

Since the completion of the...

Location: 
Route 373, Keeseville, 12944
Cook Mountain Preserve

The Cook Mountain Preserve covers 200 acres with a wide variety of terrain. The summit of the mountain offers views of Lake George, the Champlain Valley, and Vermont's Green Mountains. The...

Location: 
Baldwin Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Berrymill Pond

Wild cranberries, pitcher plants, bears and great Northern water snakes are what may greet you on this paddling adventure. Mountain lions? Really? Maybe? Trails, lean-to's, terrific views of the...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Water's Edge Trail

Travel a winding loop along the AuSable River, with views of the Adirondack Mountains and river valleys. Clintonville almost became the capital of New York State!

River and mountain views,...

Location: 
Route 22, Keeseville, 12944
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain via Campground

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 9 and Route 9N in Keeseville follow Route 9 south for 7.5 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Trail...

Location: 
Route 9, Keeseville, 12944
Westport Area Fields

The fields and woodlots south of Westport support a variety of breeding birds including warblers, field birds, and year round red-tailed hawks. It is easiest to cover the area by driving Dudley,...

Location: 
Napper, ,
Woods & Swale Trail

Wonderful outing through an old forest and a pine plantation, then follows the border of the wetlands before traversing the side of a hill.

1.5 mile RT, easy, can return by reversing the...

Location: 
Sherman Road, Westport, 12993
Split Rock Wild Forest Trails

A series of trails through New York’s largest protected forest on Lake Champlain, Split Rock Wild Forest. Trails go up, over, and along this mountain overlooking Lake Champlain with wetlands,...

Location: 
Lakeshore Rd, Westport, 12993
Essex Ferry Terminal

The Essex Ferry area is a good place to look for wintering waterfowl during the cold months. Begg’s Point Park, just south of the ferry terminal offers another view of the area. The ferry terminal...

Location: 
Dock St, Essex, 12936
LaChute River Walk

Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.

LaChute River Walk Trailhead: Ticonderoga Heritage Museum - 4 miles...

Location: 
, Ticonderoga, 12883
Ticonderoga Boat Launch Area

This shoreline location is well-situated to observe sweeping shorelines on both sides of Lake Champlain. In spring and fall, the lake becomes a migratory highway which funnels traffic between the...

Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Crown Point Historic Site

Marked X-Country ski and snowshoeing trail

Location: 
Grand View Drive, Crown Point, 12928
Barn Rock Summit Spur

This easy-to-follow spur trail leaves the Barn Rock Bay Trail roughly 0.25 mile from the...

Location: 
Lake Shore Road, Westport, 12993
Beaver Flow Trail

The Beaver Flow Trail is a flat, easy snowshoe route that meanders through a mixed forest and runs parallel to a small waterway. There's a house-sized boulder near the end and lots of beaver...

Location: 
Cook Rd/Walker Rd, Essex, 12936
NYS DEC Mossy Point Boat Launch (Lake George)
Location: 
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Westport Pheasant Release Site

For pheasant hunters in Essex County, there is only one choice. With virtually no natural reproduction in the North Country, hunters must take advantage of the annual releases of stocked pheasants...

Location: 
, Westport, 12993
Boquet River - Beaver Meadow Brook

The Beaver Meadow Brook to the Northway is a section of the Boquet River that offers an intriguing mix of easy and slightly challenging sections through some delightful scenery. Remember, this is...

Location: 
Route 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
High Peaks Wilderness Area

The largest wilderness area in the Adirondacks has it all, from rugged terrain to forest cover to wildlife. At 300 square miles, it covers portions of six towns and three counties – North Elba,...

Location: 
., Lake Placid, 12946
Split Rock Mountain Loop

The trail climbs slightly from the trailhead and passes by a trail on the right that leads to...

Location: 
Lake Shore Rd, Westport, 12993
Catamount Mountain

This summit is not on a developed or mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. Expect hazards not found on a maintained trail, more...

Location: 
Jabe Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Old Ironville Road Trail

The Old Ironville Road Trail is an easy, 4.6 mile round trip. The trailhead is the same as Penfield Pond Trail. 

The trail follows a road for 0.1 mile. Take the right fork onto an old road...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Jabe and Little Jabe ponds

How to get there

From the Ticonderoga traffic circle, head south on Route 9N. Continue for 1.5 miles past the intersection of Route 9N and Route 3 and locate Split Rock...

Location: 
Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
Hammond Pond Wild Forest

This large, 40,000-acre tract covers portions of five Lake Champlain region towns – Elizabethtown, Westport, Moriah, Crown Point, and Ticonderoga. While the wild forest designation allows this...

Location: 
4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
Lake Champlain Bridge

The Crown Point Bridge area between New York State and Vermont can be a great place to look for wintering and migrating waterfowl. Access comes from the nearby state campground and...

Location: 
Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Wickham Marsh

Wickham Marsh comprises over 860 acres of forest and marshland. In winter, birders can park in the parking area and walk up the berm to the railroad tracks to scan the lake for ducks.

The...

Location: 
Route 373, Keeseville, 12944
Art Farm Trail

(1.5 mile RT, easy) Trailhead on Sayre Rd. 0.6 mi north of Lewis-Wadhams Rd.  Trail goes through field, woods, and field and then connects to Field and Forest Trail.

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Brookfield Headwaters Trail

The Brookfield Headwaters Trail is an easy, 0.8 mile loop. The trailhead is on Reynolds Road, 0.4 mile west of Brookfield Road. 

The trail goes through a biologically rich forest and passes...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Green Mountain

Green Mountain sits just north of Giant Mountain in the Giant Mountain Wilderness. Green is the 48th highest peak in the Adirondack Park and misses being a 4000 footer by only 20’. So if the...

Location: 
Route 9N, Elizabethtown, 12932
Long Pond

The mountains look down on some incredible fishing in this most scenic, and tranquil, location. Size: 400 acres. Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch.

Photo...

Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Putnam Pond Campground

This campground is in an especially lush environment for water birds. Putnam Pond flows into North Pond, is surrounded by Rock and Clear ponds to the west, and Haymeadow Pond and Cranberry Marsh...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Hidden Quarry Trail

Explore the hidden quarry! This loop trail explores two delightful little forest areas and a field, with old cement structures from the turn of the previous century.

Hidden Quarry...

Location: 
Route 22, Westport, 12993
Clear Pond

How to get there: From the intersection of Route 9 and 74 near Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue to Putts Pond Road on the right — this is also the...

Location: 
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
Putnam Pond

This pond gets stocked with Muskellunge annually by Essex County Fish Hatchery. Wonderful hiking, at the edge of the Pharoah Lake Wilderness. Size: 185 Acres. Species: smallmouth bass, largemouth...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Owl Head Lookout

Owl Head Lookout offers great views after an ascent that is steep only for the last few yards.

From the parking area you will begin following a dirt driveway for a short distance before...

Location: 
Route 9N, Elizabethtown, 12932
Giant Mountain

Giant Mountain is just that, a large land mass towering over Keene Valley. Giant is a shortened name for what it is originally referred to as Giant of the Valley. No matter the route you decide,...

Location: 
Route 73, Keene Valley, 12943
NYS DEC Westport Boat Launch
Location: 
Route 22, Westport, 12993
Lake Champlain, the lake

Lake Champlain is our own Great Lake: It borders two countries, two states, is 122 miles long, has 600 miles of shoreline, and is home to over 80 species of fish. It is a four-season fisherman's...

Location: 
Rte 22, Westport, 12993
Homestead Trail

Originally an old road, this 1.5-mile long trail offers an easy incline through the woods. After a stream crossing it connects with the...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Magic Triangle

The Magic Triangle, composed of Clark, Cross, and Lakeshore Roads (which form a triangle) south of Essex is a collection of woodlots and fields which attract birds throughout the year. Baltimore...

Location: 
Clark, Essex, 12936
Lake Champlain Bridge Interpretive Trail

Connecting NYS DEC Crown Point Boat Launch and historic Fort St. Frederic, this packed gravel path follows the lake shore and passes beneath the 2011 Lake Champlain Bridge. Learn the history of...

Location: 
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Osprey Way Loop

Get a "bird's eye view" of many different vistas in this bike loop marked by a osprey's nest visible from the road. Ride between lake and meadow views, with mountains as a backdrop on both sides...

Location: 
Lake Road, Crown Point, 12928
Port Kent Ferry Terminal

The Port Kent Ferry Terminal offers another good place to check out Lake Champlain and is most productive during the cold months. There a variety of ducks may over winter or migrate through, and...

Location: 
Front Street, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
La Chute River Boat Launch
Location: 
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga, 12883
Rogers Pond

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 9N and Route 22 in Westport, follow Route 22 north. Continue for 0.4 mile to Lakeshore Road on the right and follow here....

Location: 
Ainger Hill Rd, Westport, 12993
Poke-O-Moonshine Campground Area

The rugged cliffs of Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain are favorite nesting places of the local peregine...

Location: 
NYS Route 9N, Keeseville, 12944
Bear Pond Loop

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 9N, Route 22 and Route 74 in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 toward Schroon Lake.  Continue for just under 5-miels to Putts Pond...

Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Chimney Point State Historic Site

Chimney Point State Historic Site in Vermont sits on the Vermont side of the Champlain Bridge. It...

Location: 
7305 VT Route 125, Crown Point, 05491
North Pond

Migratory songbirds, broadwinged hawks and porcupine may be some of the wildlife that you may see from the peacefulness of your canoe. Quiet, relaxing spot. Stay at the great victorian inns and...

Location: 
Mountain Springs Rd, Westport, 12993
NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake George Boat Launch
Location: 
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Rattlesnake Mt Trail

The moderately difficult Rattlesnake Mountain trail is 1.5 miles one way. The trailhead is on Route 22, about 5 miles south of Exit 33 on I-87 and 3 miles north of Willsboro. There is a small sign...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Lee Park Trail

This easy, 0.75 mile round trip trail starts at a playground for a short, easy walk that's suitable for all ages and skills. An uphill route from the playground runs along Hoisington Brook. There'...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Crane Pond

An unused road leads through old growth forest to a lovely pond. Wonderful winter scenery!

Crane Pond via Blue Hill Trailhead: You can use the...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Coon Mountain Preserve

Coon Mountain has a craggy interior with rocky outcrops, steep cliffs, and talus slopes. In shade there are abundant hemlocks, while the sunnier spots support oak and pine forests. Look for the...

Location: 
Halds Road, Westport, 12993
Severance Hill

This 2.4 mile round trip hike offers views of Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mountain for relatively little effort. Most hikers can complete this route in an hour. 
The trail first passes under...

Location: 
Rte 9, Schroon Lake, 12870
Noblewood Trail

The Noblewood nature and birding trail is open year round. Off-season admission (by foot) is free.

Nature and birding trails in this town of Willsboro park offer extraordinary views of the...

Location: 
Rt 22, Willsboro, 12996
Port Henry Boat Launch Area

The Port Henry Boat Launch offers the best views of Bulwagga Bay to the south, where large mixed species of flocks of ducks often spend the winter. Look for common goldeneye, common and hooded...

Location: 
Powerhouse Park
Dock Lane, Port Henry, 12974
Florence Hathaway Park

A town of Willsboro recreation park with a youth trail, community garden, and tennis and volleyball courts. Open to the public year round. 

Location: 
Essex Road, Willsboro, 12996
Hurricane Crag

Wonderful views with an easy approach to the crag. Great routes with room for expansion, and there's satellite crags, too.

Hurricane Mountain Trailhead: From Route 9N, trail leaves...

Location: 
Route 9N, Keene, 12942
Coon Mountain Circuit

Along with the gorgeous views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain, there are also wonderful hiking possibilities along this route. Services are available in Essex and Whallonsburg....

Location: 
Main St, Essex, 12936
Whallons Bay

Whallon Bay, which is most easily viewed from Albee Road south of Essex is a good place to look for ducks in the winter when mixed species flocks will feed in the bay. The flocks often include...

Location: 
Albee Road, Essex, 12936
Belfry Mountain

 

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

This entire climb is all uphill, but don’t let that alarm you; it follows an access road all the way to the tower....

Location: 
2608 Main St, Witherbee, 12998
Ausable Marsh

 

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

From Route 9 you will ski downhill along the access road and cross under the railroad tracks to a trail register....

Location: 
2608 Main St, Keeseville, 12944
Noblewood Park birding

A town park of the Town of Willsboro, Noblewood Park is one of the best birding sites in the Champlain Valley. The wooded trails host a variety of breeding songbirds during the summer and the area...

Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Calamity Trail

This trail can be hard to find and access, but it does provide a direct route to Barn Rock and Barn Rock Bay. The path climbs easily up over a small hogback before descending to a split. Don’t...

Location: 
Lake Shore Rd, Westport, 12993
Westport Boat Launch

Westport’s position on North West Bay is optimal for finding wintering and migrating waterfowl and other species along the lake. Look for many duck species including common and Barrow’s goldeneye...

Location: 
Route 22, Westport, 12993
Boquet River - Northway to Boquet

The Northway to Boquet section of the Boquet River sweeps under quaint bridges and features beautiful farmland views with distant mountains as a backdrop.

This section is 16.6 miles long...

Location: 
Route 22, Essex, 12936
Roger's Rock

Groomed trails at a state campground near Ticonderoga.

Follow in the (snowshoe) footsteps of the famous "Rogers the Ranger." The story goes that he wore his snowshoes backwards, leading his...

Location: 
9894 Lake Shore Drive, Ticonderoga, 12883
Coon Mountain Trail

Coon Mountain is on what the Coon Mountain Preserve, which is owned by The Nature Conservancy. From the trailhead the path starts climbing almost immediately. The trail never gets too steep, but...

Location: 
Halds Rd, Westport, 12993
Lake Champlain Bikeways

Lake Champlain Bikeways is a public/private initiative to create a network of interconnected, international bicycle routes. To date, a 350-mile route around Lake Champlain has been identified and...

Location: 
, Crown Point, 12928
Coot Hill (Big Hollow) Trail

The Coot Hill Trail is an easy 3-mile walk, round trip, from the beginning of the unmaintained portion of Lang Road, or 1 mile round trip from the trailhead by the cemetery. 

Walk along an...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Surrounded by Water

Begin the ride in the town of Willsboro, and go back in time with a visit to Adsit Cabin, built in 1778 for a family of sixteen! Numerous houses made of Lake Champlain Blue Stone.

Mostly...

Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Putts Creek Wildlife Management Area

This 113 acres wildlife area features a stream and a marsh, and is more readily accessible via boat than on foot. Look for two yellow-painted iron pipes (seen on PDF map) to find the 30 foot right...

Location: 
Wolcott Road, Crown Point, 12928
Trout Pond - Moriah

A pleasant woods walk to the pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond shoreline.

Trout Pond Trailhead: On Ensign Pond Road (County Rt. 4) between North Hudson and...

Location: 
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, 12960
Fort Ticonderoga birding

While a visit to Fort Ticonderoga is usually aimed at understanding American history, the fort’s grounds can be excellent for birding. Scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and Baltimore...

Location: 
100 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
Cross-Over Trail

This trail leaves from Gary’s Elbow and the Calamity Trail and is used as a cross-over trail to access both sides of Split Rock Wild Forest. This trail tends to be a bit wet, as it passes through...

Location: 
Lake Shore Rd, Westport, 12993
Mouth of the Saranac River

The mouth of the Saranac River in Plattsburgh can be a good place to look for ducks in winter. A small city park provides access to the area, where there is always some open water, even in winter...

Location: 
Champlain Park, Plattsburgh, 12901
Westport Water Treatment Facility

The water treatment facility in Westport off Marks Road is a good place to check Lake Champlain in fall and winter. It is there that Hotsington Brook exits into the lake and a small sandy spit is...

Location: 
Marks Road, Westport, 12993
Blueberry Hill Trails

The Blueberry Hill Trails are located in the town of Elizabethtown and were built for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, and snowmobiling. Along this trail network you...

Location: 
Lords Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
La Chute River

Emptying Lake George into Lake Champlain, the LaChute River flows through Ticonderoga and is home to a number of species of fish. With five waterfalls along its 3.5 mile length, it can be a...

Location: 
Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, 12883
Champlain Bridge Trail

Champlain Bridge Trail ( 1 mi RT easy, handicapped accessible) This beautiful bridge features a walkway with great views.  Watch for Champ from the arch, the official Champ Viewing Platform,...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Gary's Elbow Trail

This is a short spur trail that adds a bit of variety to the trail network, and it's also a good way to create a loop. The trail leaves the...

Location: 
Lake Shore Rd, Westport, 12993
Bald Peak Trail

Bald Peak Trail (8 mi RT, moderate)  Trailhead 1.3 mi south of New Russia on west side of Rte 9.  Trail starts flat, crosses a stream, climbs steadily through forest and then follows the stream. ...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Cheney Mountain Trail

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 22/9N and county Route 54 (Pelfershire Road) just north of Port Henry, follow county Route 54 for just under 2 miles to the...

Location: 
CR 54, Port Henry, 12974
Snake Den Harbor Outlook

This is a short spur trail off from the Lewis Clearing Bay Trail. From the Lewis Clearing Bay Trail take an obvious right, roughly 1.6 miles from the trailhead. The trail climbs to higher ground...

Location: 
Lake Shore Rd, Westport, 12993
Pauline Murdock Wildlife Management Area

This wildlife area is 68.5 acres of boreal northern forest, with areas of river and flood plains. It consists of seven different ecological habitats: red maple?hardwood swamp, hemlock-hardwood...

Location: 
Elizabethtown-Wadhams Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
NYS DEC Lincoln Pond Boat Launch
Location: 
County Rte. 7, Elizabethtown, 12932
Crown Point State Historic Site

This easy, 8 mile round trip walk has interpretive signs to guide you as you explore a fascinating old fort. Across the road is the Lake Champlain Visitors Center; beyond is the Champlain Memorial...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
McConley Spring Trail

An easy, 1-mile loop. The trailhead is on Tracy Road, just west of Mineville. This is a pleasant trail through woods and small hills.

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Acres of Apples

Travel through five different apple orchards. A special delight in the spring blooming season! Spectacular views of the "Grand Canyon of the East," Ausable Chasm.

Farms, woodlands, and...

Location: 
Port Kent Ferry Dock, Keeseville, 12944
Adirondack Center Museum Nature Walk

Visit a restored fire tower and the Colonial Garden with a .5 mile nature trail.

Trailhead: on the grounds of the Adirondack Center Museum, Easy Walk

Time in hours:

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Location: 
7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown, 12932
Russett Pond

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3.5 miles to a fairly large dirt pull...

Location: 
CR 7, Mineville, 12956
Willsboro Bay

This lovely bay can offer a sheltered area when Lake Champlain is stirred up by wind. Marina, rentals. Boat lauch site, County Route 27, east side, with a hard surface ramp and room for 100 cars...

Location: 
Marina Road, Willsboro, 12996
Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Well-known for offering great "value for effort." Less than an hour to the top, and there are spectacular views of the entire area, including Willsboro Bay and Willsboro Point, the Four Brothers...

Location: 
4525 NYS Route 22 (across the road), Willsboro, 12996
Ensign Pond Road

This lovely route is also a symbol of friendship: look for the stone with an image of the two shaking hands etched in it. The North Hudson Pine Ridge Cemetery is the resting place of a number of...

Location: 
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, 12960
Bulwagga Bay

This lovely bay is rumored to be the home of Champ, the Lake Champlain monster, because of the many "sightings." Talk...

Location: 
Bulwagga Bay Dr, Port Henry, 12974
Boquet Mountain Trail

A wide variety of habitat, from an old logging road through the forest to traversing slopes and walking beneath rock ledges. The passage continues through South and North Boquet mountains. 

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Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain via Truck Trail

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 9 and Route 9N in Keeseville, follow Route 9 south for around 8.5 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Trail...

Location: 
Route 9, Keeseville, 12944
NYS DEC Port Henry Boat Launch
Location: 
Dock Lane, Port Henry, 12974
Footbridge Park

The Footbridge Park trailhead is located at the end of Footbridge Lane in Elizabethtown. This trail is perfect for children, with its wildlife information and short, simple walks. There are also...

Location: 
Footbridge Ln, Elizabethtown, 12932
Middle Mountain

This summit is not on a developed or mapped trail system, so the use and understanding of GPS and/or map and compass is highly recommended. Expect hazards not found on a maintained trail, more...

Location: 
Jabe Pond Road, Ticoneroga, 12883
Wildway Overlook

The Split Rock Wildway is a "wildlife corridor" between Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. A fairly easy climb rewards with incredible views of the valley and all its passages.

1...

Location: 
Brookfield Road, Essex, 12936
Mill and Murrey Ponds

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3 miles to a faint dirt access road on...

Location: 
CR 7, Mineville, 12956
Webb Royce Swamp

Located within the Magic Triangle, Webb Royce Swamp has historically been a great birding location with...

Location: 
Lake Shore Road, Westport, 12993
Bald Peak

Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Drive through Keene, Keene Valley and Saint Huberts. Take a left onto Route 9 toward Elizabethtown....

Location: 
Route 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
Crowfoot Pond Trail

How to Get There

From Exit 30 off I-87, follow Route 9 south toward North Hudson. Continue for 0.2 mile and turn left on Tracy Road. Continue for 1.75 miles to the...

Location: 
Tracey Rd, North Hudson, 12855
Lewis Clearing Bay Trail

This is one of the longer trails in Split Rock Wild Forest, and since it is often used to access other trails it is essentially a corridor trail. This is the only trail in the wild forest open to...

Location: 
Lake Shore Rd, Westport, 12993
Black Kettle Farm Nature Trail

Black Kettle Farm Nature Trail is a pretty hike with a great view from a rocky cliff. Notice the three distinct habitats, with a river crossing on stepping stones, wetland crossing on foot bridges...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
McAuliffe Road Trail

The McAuliffe Road Trail is an easy, 2 mile, round trip hike. This trail is an abandoned road that is open for public use. It goes through an attractive forest paralleling the Boquet River. 

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Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Field and Forest Trail

This easy section between the Wadhams and Bobcat trails is 2.7 miles one way or a 2.4 mile loop from the Boquet River trailhead. The east trailhead is shared with the Bobcat Trail at the end of...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Carver Road Trail

This easy, 4-mile round-trip trail follows an abandoned road through the forest west of Long Pond in the town of Willsboro. The south trailhead on Reber Road is 1.7 miles west of Route 22. The...

Location: 
6482 Main St
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Jabe Pond

How to Get There

From the Ticonderoga traffic circle, head south on Route 9N. Continue for 1.5 miles past the intersection of Route 9N and Route 3 and locate Split Rock...

Location: 
Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
Natural Wonders Loop

Some of our most dramatic destinations along the Adirondack Coast. Behold the glory of the "Grand Canyon of the East," Au Sable Chasm, with multiple ways to enjoy the different vantage points and...

Location: 
2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
Wildway Passage Trail

Wildway Passage Trail ( 1 mi trip or loop)  Trailhead on Angier Hill Road 0.6 mi north of Lake Shore Road. Trail has small, high quality forest, cliffs, pretty stream and recent logging.  (owner...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Wilcox Dock

The City of Plattsburgh offers a few good places to check out Lake Champlain. Wilcox Docks and boat launch area gives birders good views of Cumberland Bay and the surrounding lake where they can...

Location: 
Wilcox Dock, Plattsburgh, 12901
Webb-Royce Swamp Overlook Trail

The Split Rock Wild Forest is known for having timber rattlesnakes and can often be seen sunning themselves at lookout and along the trail. It is highly advisable that your pets stay on a leash...

Location: 
Clark Rd, Westport, 12993
ice on Lincoln Pond

The 721 acre Lincoln Pond is an accessible ice fishing option. The access is easy, the fishing often excellent, and the chance to land a big tiger muskie always a possibility.

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Location: 
4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
Crown Point Ruins - Birding and Banding

Like Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point State Historic Site offers birding along Lake Champlain against a...

Location: 
Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Fort Ticonderoga

Explore Fort Ticonderoga by water.

Rent a canoe for a day or half-day and gain a water-level perspective on Fort Ticonderoga and the surrounding landscape while also enjoying the natural...

Location: 
Defiance Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Baxter Mountain

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

From the trailhead you will start snowshoeing very moderately and pass under a powerline before starting a continuous climb....

Location: 
Route 9N, Keene Valley, 12943
Crown Point Boat Launch Area

Part of an area with many vantage points to view common merganser, bufflehead, common goldeneye, hooded merganser, mallard, black duck, and greater and lesser scaup. Also look for wintering...

Location: 
Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Rocky Ledges Trail

The trail leaves the road and comes to a fork. The Mountain Route, the right fork, has a moderately steep climb, meets an old woods road, then connects to Boquet Mountain Trail. Turn left to...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Putts Creek

Beginning at Penfield Pond in the hamlet of Ironville within the Town of Crown Point, Putts Creek empties into Lake Champlain just north of Monitor Bay at the NYS DEC Putts Creek Wildlife...

Location: 
County Route 2, Crown Point, 12928
Belfry Mountain Trail

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 22/9N and county Route 4 in Port Henry, follow Route 4 to Route 70. Follow county Route 70 to the crossroads with Tracy Road...

Location: 
Dalton Hill Rd, Port Henry, 12974
Mount Gilligan

How to get there

From the intersection of state Route 9 and 73 near Exit 30 on Interstate 87, follow Route 9 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for just under 4 miles to the...

Location: 
Route 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
Stony Lonesome Loop

Get off the asphalt! This spectacular half day of mountain biking is on mostly remote, unpaved roads, with a variety of hills and valleys, open and wooded terrain, marshes, ponds, and streams....

Location: 
703 Creek Road, Crown Point, 12928
Tour of History Loop

Retrace historic footsteps with a foliage tour that looks out over Lake Champlain from the top of Mount Defiance. Lake Champlain, mountains on both sides, and wonderful winding roads.

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Location: 
Route 9, Westport, 12993
Fort to Fort

Take a tour of the countryside around two of America's most historic forts. This route includes abundant vantage points to behold Lake Champlain and distant mountains.

All paved & flat...

Location: 
814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Trout Pond - Newcomb

Excellent brook trout pond. Hence, the name. Near the famous Tahawus Club. Stocked by Essex County Fish Hatchery. Species: Bluegill, Bowfin, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Bullhead, Carp, Channel...

Location: 
Perch Pond Rd, Newcomb, 12852
Cumberland Head

Cumberland Head sits just north of Plattsburgh and the area is a good place to check for wintering and migrating water birds. Any water access is worth checking, but two prominent places are the...

Location: 
152 Cumberland Head Road, Plattsburgh, 12901
Split Rock Wild Forest

The largest undeveloped tract of land on the Lake Champlain shoreline, Split Rock Wild Forest covers 3,700 acres in the towns of Essex and Westport. The landscape is dominated by Split Rock...

Location: 
, Essex, 12936
Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area

Hurricane Mountain outside the Village of Keene is a popular hike along the three trails that take hikers to the summit. It can also be good for birding, and a variety of breeding birds call the...

Location: 
Hurricane Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
Noblewood Park Trail

The easy, half-mile long Noblewood Park trail begins on Route 22, 3 miles north of Essex. The trail provides access to Lake Champlain, a swimming beach, and a scenic river delta. There is a fee to...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Barn Rock Bay

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 9N and Route 22 in Westport follow Route 22. Continue for 0.5 miles to Lake Shore Road on the right. Follow Lake Shore Road...

Location: 
Lake Shore Road, Westport, 12993
Ancient Oak Trail

The Ancient Oak trail is an easy, 2.5-mile loop. The trailhead is on Route 22, 2.2 miles north of Essex.

This lovely trail goes through a forest and a field, then goes along wetlands and a...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Grizzle Ocean Loop

From the trailhead, you will follow a nice flat trail that passes by Putnam Pond to your right. The trail soon turns into a short, moderate climb before reaching a rather long descent to a major...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Willsboro Bay Boat Launch Area

While the surrounding woodlots support a variety of breeding birds, like many sites along Lake Champlain, Willsboro Bay is very productive in the fall and spring. In fall, the bay can support...

Location: 
Farrell Road, Willsboro, 12996
Northway Loop

The scenery along the Northway is quite breathtaking and offers some great views of varying foliage along the route. Then discover our delightful two lane country roads and enchanting small towns...

Location: 
Exit 30, Keene Valley, 12943
Westport Municipal Beach

Open daily through the summer from 10am until 6pm, no fee.

Location: 
Washington Street, Westport, 12993
Champ Beach Park
Location: 
Dock Lane, Port Henry, 12974
Challis Pond Trail

The Challis Pond Trail is an easy, 1.2 mile loop to Challis Pond through a hemlock and cedar forest.

The trailhead is on Ensign Pond Road (county Route 4), 2.6 miles from Route 9 or 6.5...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Bartlett Pond-McConley Road Trail

The Barlett Pond – McConley Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville. This route is great...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
DaCy Meadow Farm Trail

The DaCy Meadow Farm Trail is an easy, 2-mile loop that goes through a field, passes over a stream and wetland, goes uphill through a forest, and then back down to follow a stream. The trail...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Split Rock Falls

How to get there

From Exit 30 off I87 follow Route 9 north toward Elizabethtown. Continue for 4.5 miles to the parking on the right, just after the crossing of the Boquet...

Location: 
Route 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
Bulwagga Bay Park

Maintained by the Town of Moriah, this public beach is located within the Bulwagga Bay RV Park and Campground. Open daily through the summer from 9am until 5pm, no fee. Paddle boards, kayaks,...

Location: 
Bulwagga Bay Road, Port Henry, 12974
Round Pond Trail

The Round Pond Trail is an easy, 7.8 loop. From the east trailhead, the trail climbs slowly to Round Pond, then crosses over and follows East Mill Brook. It goes over a small mountain and follows...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
In Search of Fly Water
Location: 
99 The Portage, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Ticonderoga-Lake Champlain Boat Launch
Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Beaver Bend Trail

The Beaver Bend Trail is a short, easy, half-mile loop along the Boquet River that includes views of the river, signs of beaver activity, and a floodplain forest. If the trail is too short, turn...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Mountain Spring Road Trail

The Mountain Spring Road Trail is an easy, 8-mile-loop that follows a seasonal road through the Adirondack foothills, known as the West Champlain Hills, to Mineville. This route is great for for...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Boquet River Nature Preserve Trail

The trailhead to the improved half-mile long River Trail is at the end of Gilliland Street. The path goes through an old-growth floodplain forest along the scenic river.  

The trailhead to...

Location: 
6482 Main Street
POB 193, Willsboro, 12996
Hemlock Hill Trail

This trail passes by rocky ledges and leads to a lovely hemlock forest.

Trailhead: Take Route 22 north from Westport and bear right on Lakeshore Road, then bear right again onto Sherman...

Location: 
Sherman Road, Westport, 12993
Black Point Beach

Maintained by the Town of Ticonderoga, Black Point Beach is open daily through the summer from 10am until 6pm.  No fee.

Location: 
Black Point Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
NYS DEC Port Douglas Boat Launch

On County Rte 16, 3 miles SE of the Village of Keeseville. Hard surface ramp, parking for 20 cars and trailers.

Location: 
County Route 16
3 miles southeast of the Village, Keeseville, 12944
NYS DEC Putnam Pond Boat Launch
Location: 
Putnam Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Cobble Hill Golf Course

Holes: 9
Par: 35
Yards: 3,033
Greens Fees: Call for greens fees
Cart: Availabile
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Location: 
Corner of Route 9 and 9N, Elizabethtown, 12932
Ausable Chasm Campground and Recreation Center-Mountain Bike Center
Location: 
2144 Route 9
POB 390, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
Eastern View Outfitters
Location: 
POB 2326
Plattsburgh, Port Henry, 12974
Paradox Lake Paths

Many quiet paved roads give access to Paradox Lake Campground on Dark Bay. Excellent for children!

A day use pass offers boat rental availability, restrooms, picnic tables, bbq grills, and...

Location: 
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, 12858
Gull Pond

Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

From the trailhead it is a very enjoyable half mile to the Shore of Gull Pond. From the trailhead you will notice only a...

Location: 
Putts Pond Road
Alder Meadow Road, Schroon Lake, 12870
Ticonderoga Golf Course
Location: 
619 State Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
Five Nations Golf LLC

Five Nations Golf LLC is a comprehensive golf facility that includes a historically themed mini-golf course, scenic driving range, and house rental.  Located in historic Ticonderoga's Lord Howe...

Location: 
671 NYS Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
H2O Adventures
Location: 
795 NYS Route 22, Westport, 12993
The Crux-Champlain Valley Climbing Center

The Crux is the newest rock climbing facility in the Adirondacks! The massive indoor facility of 3200 square feet of climbing space offers a wide array of climbs and routes for rock climbers of...

Location: 
56 Rogers Lane
POB 397, Willsboro, 12996
Adirondac Rafting Company

Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to run the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. The gorge run is a 16 mile, 4-5 hour adventure trip with plenty of whitewater fun. Adirondac Rafting Company...

Location: 
100 West Main St, Indian Lake, 12842
Adirondack Trail Riders
Location: 
56 County Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
Adirondack-Champlain Guide Service
Location: 
4629 NYS Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
swimming at Noblewood Park

Noblewood Park's beach is open daily through the summer from 10am until 6pm. $5 per car fee includes use of kayak. 

Location: 
NYS Rte 22, Willsboro, 12996
Lincoln Pond Campground
Location: 
County Rte 7, Elizabethtown, 12932
F.M.B. Bait and Tackle
Location: 
4133 Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
Norm's Bait and Tackle
Location: 
286 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Fins & Grins
Location: 
23 Lakeshore Drive, Westport, 12993
Monitor Bay Marina
Location: 
Monitor Bay Park, Crown Point, 12928
Essex Shipyard, Inc.
Location: 
Main Street, Essex, 12936
Putnam Pond State Campsite
Location: 
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Adirondack Polo Club
Location: 
1040 Stevenson Road, Westport, 12993
Bulwagga Bay RV Resort & Campground
Location: 
Route 22/9N, Port Henry, 12974
Moriah Golf & Country Club

Holes: 9
Par: 32
Yards: 2,144
Greens Fees: Call for greens fees
Cart: Available
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Location: 
3122 Broad Street, Port Henry, 12974
Schroon Lake-North Hudson Snowmobile Club
Location: 
PO Box 140, Schroon Lake, 12870
Snug Harbor Marina




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Location: 
92 Black Point Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
Willsboro Golf Course

Holes: 9


Par: 35


Yards:


Greens Fees: Call for greens fees


Cart: Available


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Location: 
56 Point Road, Willsboro, 12996
Ticonderoga Dog Park
Location: 
Lord Howe Street, Ticonderoga, 12883
Westport Country Club

Holes: 18



Par: 71


Yards: 5,900- 6,700 (Senior tees available)


Greens Fees:


Carts:...

Location: 
49 Country Club Way, Westport, 12993
Norm's Bait & Tackle
Location: 
286 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Harmony Golf Club & Community

Holes: 9
Par: 30
Yards: 2,047
Greens Fees 2004: Call for greens fees.
Cart: Pull Carts -...

Location: 
95 North St, Keeseville, 12944
Norm's Bait & Tackle
Location: 
286 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Perfect Day Charters
Location: 

POB 91, Willsboro, 12996
Village of Port Henry's Champ Beach Park
Location: 
Beach Road, Port Henry, 12974