Welcome to Lake Champlain

Welcome to Lake Champlain

Winter in the Lake Champlain Region is a time of year that shouldn't be missed. New adventures open up and familiar hikes and trails turn into whole new worlds.

But just because the days are shorter and the air a little more crisp doesn't mean that your favorite adventures are hibernating. Winter in the Lake Champlain Region opens up new adventures or allows you to relive your favorites but with a new flavor.

Step into fun

With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own. Winter in the Adirondacks is perfect for adventures, whether you're on skis or on snowshoes on a CATS trail. Speaking of CATS, the 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. Winter is also an excellent time to see some amazing history, shop for a wonderful souvenir, or pull a lunker through the ice.

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.

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.