Play in the Legendary Lake Champlain Region

The Lake Champlain Region, with its rolling hills, stretches of green farmland, and amazing shoreline, is a scenic playground that has inspired artists and adventurers for decades.

Discover Lake Champlain’s historic past

A visit to the Lake Champlain Region wouldn't be complete without a stop at one or more of the famous historic sites that dot the landscape. Some of the most significant battles of the Revolutionary War took place along the lake at the Forts of Ticonderoga and Crown Point, of which both were regional strongholds. Artillery and war-era relics still reside in local museums and history comes to life with vibrant attention to detail and fun. Winter means exploring snowy trails and warming up with local holiday festivals!

A child carrying a basket approaches a garden of fall flowers.

Fun for the family

As the warmth of summer makes way for the cool crispness of fall and winter, many of our attractions also transition with the seasons. Locations like Ausable Chasm  are transformed by the change in scenery. Billions of years in the making, the chasm is a unique natural feature that has long been a favorite destination for families. No matter the season, the scenery is stunning!

Two people stand on a rocky landing in a rocky river gorge.

Families with youngsters may want to consider the LaChute Riverwalk Trail. Steps from downtown Ticonderoga and all its amenities, this well maintained, easy trail winds along the energetic river that connects Lake George with Lake Champlain. The trail’s many interpretive panels provide a glimpse at community history. The trail ends at Bicentennial Park, whose sloping grounds welcome slides and toboggans in winter and rolling and tumbling in the summer.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace