Welcome to Lake Champlain

Welcome to Lake Champlain

Spring and summer show off many of the beauties of the Lake Champlain Region and the historic towns of New York’s Adirondack Coast. Mountains and rolling hills descend to sparkling, fish-filled Lake Champlain and the historic site-filled shoreline.

Our region offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, from scenic drives along the lake to walking one of the family-friendly Champlain Area Trails (CATS) paths to exploring the historic depths of Ausable Chasm.

Step into adventure

With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own. Spring and summer in the Adirondacks are perfect for adventures, whether you're on a bike or on foot on a CATS trail. Speaking of CATS, the trail system includes more than 40 miles of trail, many of which are short, easy hikes to spectacular vistas of Lake Champlain to the east and the impressive Adirondack High Peaks to the west. Check out our suggestions to help you choose the ideal trail and to find our birding hot spots

A historic location

Lake Champlain and the towns along the shore have a long, fascinating history. This is a place that has seen revolutionary battles, fights for freedom, and abolitionists. There's even a pre-historic lake monster! The scenery at these locations, including forts and museums, is simply gorgeous.

Fresh from the farm

After a day outside in the fresh air, we appreciate our dining options and the opportunity to sip a hot beverage or cool cocktail. Our local restaurants pride themselves on using amazing produce from dedicated local farmers. We take fresh, healthy food seriously and have serious fun with it.

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles