- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
The Lake Champlain Region offers exciting adventures for the young and the young at heart. Opportunities range from famous military forts and museums, and arts and cultural venues to a plethora of winter outdoor recreational activities.
Take a scenic walking tour through the historic hamlets of Essex, Keeseville, Westport, Fort Ticonderoga or Port Henry. Visit the Crown Point Historic Site and Fort Ticonderoga, and explore some of the Lake Champlain area museums, or head north to Ausable Chasm and snowshoe while you take a winter tour. There is no shortage of things to do and see – use our online trip planner to build your personal itinerary today!
We encourage you to come to the Lake Champlain Region and make wonderful memories–and then bring a piece of your trip home with you. With a bustling arts community, our charming shops are full of handmade keepsakes, stained glass, pottery and other one-of-a-kind locally-crafted gifts. View the list below to see your Lake Champlain shopping options— visit as many of the wonderful stores and specialty shops located throughout the region as you can!
Click to read Kim Rielly's blog post about skiing a Champlain Area Trail with her dog, Katie.