Welcome to Lake Champlain

Welcome to Lake Champlain

Winter is a spectacular time to enjoy the Lake Champlain Region on New York’s Adirondack Coast. The snow is falling and the outdoor recreation abounds so plan your next adventure with us. 

Our region offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, from ice climbing the Ausable Chasm to snowshoeing or skiing your pick of the 50-plus Champlain Area Trails (CATS).

Winter is also an exciting time to engage in the local food scene. Stop by the cafe and market at Hub on the Hill in Essex where you can taste the bounty of local farmers and other Adirondack artisans. Or, take a scenic drive down Mace Chasm Road in Keeseville, where there are four farms and literally all your food needs can be met — including that important need for delicious craft beer.

Once you’ve had your fill of tasty regional delights, take on the region’s rich history at Fort Ticonderoga and the 18th century fort ruins at Crown Point State Historic Site. Both have breathtaking scenery, and Fort Ti adds historical reenactments, exhibits, and a winter workshops and lecture series to the mix.

Step into adventure

With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own. Winter in the Adirondacks is perfect for snowshoeing or skiing on a CATS trail, offering spectacular vistas of Lake Champlain to the east and the impressive Adirondack High Peaks to the west. Winter birding is also a significant pastime in this region. Check out our suggestions to help you find our birding hot spots

Fun for the family

Book a tour at Ausable Chasm and explore their many trails as you view the majestic Ausable River. Insider's tip: Visit the chasm in every season to see the true beauty of this ancient place.

Of course, that's just where the fun starts. Explore more fun family ideas!

Unwind and dine!

After a day outside in the fresh air, you will appreciate our dining options and the opportunity to sip a hot beverage or cool cocktail. When you're ready to put up your feet, we've got you covered — from cozy, posh B&Bs to historical inns, there is a wide selection of lodging to choose from that will offer you a warm welcome.

Don't miss the fun at the North Country Christmas, a week long celebration in Ticonderoga. Browse all of our great upcoming events and plan your getaway today!