Play on the Adirondack Coast
The Lake Champlain Region's warm weather activities are in full swing with a variety of events for the whole family and a slew of outdoor activities to keep your days busy.
Start your adventure with a day fishing on the lake, hiking up our peaks, and biking or birding along the coast.
How about a little sightseeing? Take in the views from the comfort of your vehicle as you navigate our scenic roads — don't forget to schedule enough time to stop and browse our many quaint shops!
Discover Lake Champlain’s historic past
A visit to Lake Champlain wouldn't be complete without a stop at its famous historic sites. 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.
As the water warms up treasure hunters and explorers can plunge into the depths of Lake Champlain, and scuba diving tours will show you the preserved artifacts left behind from the revolution.
Fall For It
Fall is the perfect time to come play and explore the Adirondack Coast. On foot, two wheels or four, the colorful leaves reflecting upon the water double the scenic experience. Immerse yourself in the color by exploring one of the many CATS trails. Take in the crisp autumn air while cycling one of the Adirondack Coast Bikeways theme loops.
Be sure to take advantage of harvest finds at one of the many farmers' markets and farm stands. Pick your own apples, find the perfect pumpkin, quench with fresh apple cider and enjoy a cider donut. It's all part of the crisp autumn experience.
Plan ahead: Winter fun for the family
As the cool weather descends many of our attractions also transition with the seasons. Why not consider booking a winter tour at Ausable Chasm. Guides are prepared to outfit you with the appropriate gear for conditions and lead you into the depths of the chasm for some phenomenal winter-only experiences. See spectacular ice formations, 100-foot icicles, and ice-covered trees sparkling like diamonds, while listening to the thunderous echoes of the Ausable River. The chasm in winter is a photographer’s dream and special photo tours with their resident photographer are also available.
Families with youngsters may want to consider the LaChute Riverwalk Trail. Steps from downtown Ticonderoga and all its amenities, this well maintained, easy trail will wind you along the energetic river that connects Lake George with Lake Champlain. Learn some community history from the trail’s many interpretive panels before you end at Bicentennial Park whose sloping grounds welcomes slides and toboggans.
Many of our lakeshore communities offer maintained public ice skating rinks, or, with the right conditions, our lakes and ponds become natural rinks with the option of doing a little fishing too. Local bait and tackle shops can provide the most up-to-date information on lake and pond ice fishing conditions and what seems to be biting and where. They also can supply you with the best bait for your target catch, and all the right gear. With the right conditions our local fishing guides, will also offer shelters from the weather, ice fishing shanties, that often tend to spring up like little villages on the frozen lake and pond surfaces.
We're ready to welcome you to the Adirondack Coast — no matter which season you choose to visit!