What to do in the Lake Champlain Region

Attractions for all ages

The Lake Champlain Region offers exciting adventures for both the young and the young at heart. Opportunities range from famous military forts and museums to arts and cultural venues to a plethora of outdoor recreational activities that offer excitement all year long.

Whether you're a history buff interested in the Revolutionary War or a bachelor party that's going to head out for a couple rounds of paintball, the Lake Champlain Region has something that will make everyone in your group happy. From bowling alleys to working farms, square dances at the grange hall to waterfront parks, research libraries to a recreation of the Star Trek Enterprise control deck, the attractions of the Lake Champlain area will keep the whole family happy and engaged.

By land or by sea

Take a scenic walking tour through the historic hamlets of Essex, Keeseville, Westport, Fort Ticonderoga, or Port Henry. Visit the Crown Point Historic Site and Fort Ticonderoga and explore some of the Lake Champlain area's museums, or head north to Ausable Chasm and snowshoe while you take a winter tour. There is no shortage of things to do and see – use our online trip planner to build your personal itinerary today!

One for the road

We encourage you to come to the Lake Champlain Region and make wonderful memories – and then bring a piece of your trip home with you. With a bustling arts community, our charming shops are full of handmade keepsakes, stained glass, pottery and other one-of-a-kind locally-crafted gifts. View the list below to see your Lake Champlain shopping options— visit as many of the wonderful stores and specialty shops located throughout the region as you can! 

Ballard Park

A beautiful lakeside park located in the town center of Westport that has a natural, grassy amphitheater overlooking an outdoor performance pavilion that hosts concerts throughout the summer. 

6466 Main St, Westport, 12993
Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area


The Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area is 500 acres of public land in New York and Vermont connected by a spectacular, pedestrian and bicycle-friendly, award winning bridge...

814 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
Essex County Fish Hatchery

In 1982, Essex County assumed ownership of the state fish hatchery in Crown Point. Traditionally, this facility had stocked yearling brook, brown, and rainbow trout in Essex County waters. The...

Creek Rd. (County Rte 2), Crown Point, 12928
Beggs Park

Beggs Park occupies a lovely point of land where there used to be manufacturing of horseshoe nails and window sashes, since burned down in the early 1900s. Canal boats docked here often, supplying...

Church St, Essex, 12936
Veterans' Memorial Park

Located at the hub in the hamlet of Crown Point, this community park is dedicated to all veterans. It features the Soldier's Monument, a Crown Point Civil War Memorial honoring the 67 local men...

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The Whallonsburg Grange

The historic home of Whallonsburgh Patrons of Husbandry #954, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, built in 1915, has been restored and reclaimed as a vibrant year-round community center for music,...

1610 NYS Rte 22, Essex, 12936
Ausable Chasm

The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500 million years old from a time geologists...

2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor

Explore the vibrant history and characters of the Champlain Valley. View a large collection of original small watercraft built over the last 150 years. Learn about the largest collection of wooden...

4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 05491
Adirondack Harvest

Scenic drives past majestic mountains, shimmering blue lakes, and fertile valleys will lead you to discover Adirondack Harvest agricultural products.


Adirondack Harvest is a...

3 Sisco Street, Westport, 12993
Murals of Port Henry

A Village of Port Henry Walking Tour. Enjoy this collection of public art. Eighteen murals are interspersed throughout this historic village; one (no.18) in the hamlet of Mineville.

Village, Port Henry, 12974
Fort Ticonderoga

Make memories, rain or shine! Fort Ticonderoga is a destination with many attractions the whole family can experience and enjoy! Find adventure in our events and exciting daily programs, weapons...

102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Crown Point State Historic Site



  • The museum is open daily from mid-May to mid-October, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. It's closed Tuesday.
  • The grounds are open year round from Monday - Friday,...
21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, 12928
Westport Heritage House

The Westport Heritage House is home to the Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Westport Visitor Center. The Chamber of Commerce has completed a new guided walking tour!

The Visitor Center...

6459 Main Street, Westport, 12993
Champlain Area Trails

200 miles of trails

In 2009, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) trail published its earliest trail map highlighting the first new hiking trails it created along with the few...

6482 Main Street
POB 193, Westport, 12993
Adirondack History Museum


Elizabethtown's original central school provides ample space for a large collection of artifacts from over 200 years of Essex County history and culture. The 2019 seasonal exhibits...

7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown, 12932
Jaycee Park
Spring St, Keeseville, 12944
Champ, Lake Champlain's Monster

Does Lake Champlain harbor a monster? Port Henry sure thinks so. They celebrate his existence with their Annual Champ Day celebration, the first Saturday in August. Our resident monster,...

Lake Champlain, Port Henry, 12974
Riverside Park
Mill Street, Keeseville, 12944
Five Nations Golf LLC

Five Nations Golf LLC is a comprehensive golf facility that includes a historically themed mini-golf course, scenic driving range, and house rental.  Located in historic Ticonderoga's Lord Howe...

671 NYS Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
Essex County Fairgrounds
Route 9N, Westport, 12993
Star Trek - Original Series Set Tour

If you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to visit the set of Star Trek: The Original Series, now is your chance. Located in Ticonderoga, the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour brings...

112 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, 12883
Willsboro Bowling Center
3922 NYS Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Chilson Brook Alpacas
464 County Rte 56, Ticonderoga, 12883
Southern Essex County Girl Scouts
42 Burgoyne Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Captain and You Cruise

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The Captain & You, a custom boat tour for up to 6 persons with a Captain.

People who have made these trips have come back with enthusiasm, in part because they...

Westport Marina
20 Washington Street, Westport, 12993
Tigerstripe Paintball

Play Safe. Play Hard. Play Together.

Tigerstripe Paintball offers the perfect outdoor adventure for the advanced player or novice. Our business is family owned and operated and has six...

1117 Route 9N, Keeseville, 12944
Northern Lake George Platform Tennis
68 NYS Rte 9, Ticonderoga, 12883
Adirondack Lanes LLC
878 NYS Rte 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
Ticonderoga Hall of Flame Museum

Summer hours: Sunday, Monday 1-4 pm, Thursday 1-5pm

Winter hours: Sunday 1-4pm, Thursday 1-5 pm 

Appointments may be made to tour the museum 

60 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, 12883