The Town of Chesterfield sits between the banks of the Ausable River and the shores of Lake Champlain. It is home to the village of Keeseville and the shoreline hamlets of Port Kent and Port Douglas.
Chesterfield is home to the amazing Poke-O-Moonshine mountain. There are two trail options to the summit, where a historic Adirondack fire tower await and expansive views of Lake Champlain and the High Peaks await. Be sure to watch for climbers on Poke-O's impressive cliff bands!
If you're into history, check out the gallery and rotating exhibits at Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the historic preservation organization for the Adirondacks. They're located downtown in a renovated horseshoe nail factory building — be sure to stop by and find out what's happening in the region. AARCH hosts many tours of historical buildings throughout the park.
Ausable Chasm is a little north of the village on state Route 9, and it's not to be missed. This natural wonder has been attracting visitors for more than 100 years. Visitors can explore the chasm year-round on miles of well-maintained trails. Raft or tube down the river in summer months and check out frozen waterfalls in the winter. Nearby, the North Star Underground Railroad Museum celebrates freedom while unveiling the involvement of the Champlain Line of the underground railroad.
Looking for a day trip? Rent bikes and ride them to the Wickham Marsh Wildlife Area for some fantastic bird watching.
If fork to table sustainability is important to you, Mace Chasm Farm provides a well known Farm Store and Butcher shop, that sells prime cuts of cattle, sheep and poultry raised on the farm. Open year round, this farm offers you the opportunity to appreciate where your food comes from.
North Country Creamery, also open year-round, offers the best local cheeses, milk and yogurt which you can purchase in their self-serve store. Their cows are non-GMO, 100% grass fed and animal welfare approved.
Ausable Brewing is located on a 140 acre farm, where you can enjoy their premium beers while relaxing in an Adirondack chair or in their heated pavillion. Feel free to explore the area and take advantage of the food trucks they host and live music. Check their Facebook page for these events.
Looking for a little antique shopping? Adirondack Baer Antiques is nestled on a hobby farm and offers a variety of treasures including Adirondack style, collectables, furniture, and primitive decor. While your visiting, don't forget to say hello to the farm's sheep, chickens, and ducks! Open seasonally, Wednesday - Sunday.
Make Red Door Antiques, located near downtown Keeseville, another stop on your antiquing journey. Vintage wares and unique items are offered in this charming shop, open seasonally, Thursday - Saturday.
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