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.
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!
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!
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