Welcome to Lake Champlain

Welcome to Lake Champlain

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

Our region offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, from boating on Lake Champlain to hiking your pick of the 50-plus Champlain Area Trails (CATS).

Summer 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. In addition to farms, the region hosts an abundance of farmers markets. Visit here for more information on where to find the farmers markets.

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 add historical reenactments and exhibits to the mix.

Step into adventure

With every season our landscape transforms and displays a character all its own. Summer in the Adirondacks is perfect for hiking, offering spectacular vistas of Lake Champlain to the east and the impressive Adirondack High Peaks to the west. For waterfalls, abundant and impressive in the Lake Champlain region, visit LaChute Riverwalk, Ausable Chasm, and Split Rock Falls. Don't forget to plan for some fun at the beach, too!

Summer birding is also a significant pastime in this region. Check out our suggestions to help you find our birding hot spots and make some excellent additions to your life list.

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 cool cocktail or indulge in a frosty ice cream treat. 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 sunny welcome.

 Don't miss the exciting events at Fort Ticonderoga throughout the summer, including battle reenactments. Browse all of our great upcoming events and plan your getaway today!