Welcome to Lake Champlain

Welcome to Lake Champlain

Summer in the Lake Champlain Region is a time of year that shouldn't be missed. New adventures abound, familiar favorites are open once again, and the sunny vistas will amaze you.

Step into fun

With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own. Summer in the Adirondacks is an amazing time to get the most out of sunny days. Whether you're interested in hiking, swimming, paddling, or fishing, you'll find it here. The CATS trail system includes more than 40 miles of trail, many of which are short, easy routes 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 sunset view of mountains in the Lake Champlain Region.

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.

A child plays by an antique cannon on the battlements of Fort Ticonderoga.

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.

Close up view of a sandwich at Dogwood Bread Company.

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.