Lake Champlain Region

The quaint towns and farms of the Lake Champlain Region may take on a quieter tone during the winter months, but the cold season is when new kinds of adventure begin to heat up! Snowshoeing, biking, skiing, and birding all take center stage during the winter, and the restaurants, shops, and lodging will keep you warm and ready for adventure!

Fresh air and lots of room

Mountains and lakes transition to farms and valleys, and the crisp air and fresh snow paint the landscape with a coating of bright white. The Lake Champlain Region’s small towns offer lots of amenities, but the wilderness and wide open spaces that make up much of the region mean that there’s more than enough room for people to spread out and breathe deep.

Our walkable towns, eateries, and shops are ready to safely serve your party, and help you bring home a piece of the Adirondacks. Plus there are lots of easily accessible public spaces where great views, peace and quiet, and unforgettable memories are right at your fingertips.

Short hikes, big views

The Lake Champlain Region is home to dozens of miles of hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, and the best part is that many of them are short jaunts that still leave plenty of time for shopping, eating, or even more hiking!

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Winter trails abound

The Adirondacks are known for a lot of things, and a vast network of hiking trails is certainly high on that list. While many of the trails in the Lake Champlain Region lead to wild adventures, some trails are more suitable for winter fun than others.

Luckily, Champlain Area Trails oversees its own network of dozens of trails in the Lake Champlain Region, and CATS, The Nature Conservancy, and the Adirondack Land Trust have worked hard to make beautiful places accessible to the public. Most CATS trails are on the shorter side, but that doesn’t mean they’re short on fun! Whether you’re looking to try winter adventures for the first time or a more experienced hiker exploring a new area, the sweeping views of the Lake Champlain Valley and Adirondack Mountains are hard to beat!

Blueberry fields forever

The Blueberry Hill Trail System is not only easy to get to, but also easy to enjoy! Hike, snowshoe, horseback ride, snowmobile, or fat bike your way to a wonderful day of Adirondack adventure!

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More than just trails

With a huge variety of hiking, snowmobiling, and skiing trails, you may think that’s all the Lake Champlain Region has to offer. But there’s so much more!

Sure, the hundreds of miles of trails can facilitate access to new places and experiences, but there are also roadside attractions and historic sites like Crown Point, wonderful birding with a huge variety of landscapes, and awe-inspiring adventures at Ausable Chasm.

And when you throw into the mix the peaceful towns, cozy coffee shops, locally-made arts and crafts, and amazing food, breweries, and farm stores, the Lake Champlain Region is a bucket list kind of place to visit!

Hit the hard water

Hard water season in the Adirondacks is unlike any other time of year. And with so many lakes, including Champ’s home waters, the Lake Champlain Region offers winter fun in a lot of forms. Skate along the ice on a crisp winter day, pull lunkers through the hole in the shanty, or stretch your legs skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking.

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Start planning your trip to the Lake Champlain Region now!

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