New season, new growth
It’s time for the Lake Champlain Region to sluff off its winter coat, and blossom into a reinvigorated, rejuvenated spring time! Spring in the Lake Champlain Region is one of the most beautiful sights in the Adirondacks. This is a time when our lush farmland bounces back, the vibrant colors of spring flowers dot the fields that hug our roads, and Lake Champlain finds its sparkle again in the sunshine! And with new life in the Lake Champlain Region, comes new businesses and adventures to be had. See why we’re excited for the new season.
If there's one thing the Lake Champlain Region is never short of, it's waterfalls! From giant roaring rushes to quiet tranquil descents, you'll find just the right falls you've been looking for. Waterfalls are the perfect cherry-on-top to any long hike or particularly warm day. Not only are the falls a perfect way to cool off after your long journey, they make for stellar photo shoots too.
The Lake Champlain Region is a hub for unique bird species to nest, and our beloved birders to go find them! With wide open spaces and plenty of vantage points, birding in the area is a great way to see new sights, and new birds, in their natural habitat. If you’re all about birding, don’t miss the annual bird banding happening at the Crown Point State Historic Site this season! This is the oldest and most important technique in history that has allowed scientists and hobbyists alike the ability to study their favorite birds and learn more about them. Witness as many birds come back to roost in their Adirondack home, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the newer additions to the community!
Every spring the farms of the region get their fresh new glow. The cows are let back out into the fields, striking green stripes fill the land, and our favorite fruits and vegetables start to mature. With spring comes delicious new flavors of our favorite farms and plenty to do all around! Harvest your favorite flowers at local markets, try fresh in-season produce, sit down at one of many farm-to-table restaurants, and much more. Experience agricultural life all throughout the Lake Champlain Region, and even try a bike ride through the wide-open countryside. See how nature and farmland blend in harmony on the shores of Lake Champlain this spring.
“Weather” to hike or not
Hiking is a great way to get back out into nature! Remember though, it’s mud season, and it’s important to hike trails with an elevation below 3,000 feet. By doing so, you prevent trail erosion and avoid what could be some dangerous footing and surprisingly low temperatures at the summit. So find a place to stay, experience it for yourself, and see why the Lake Champlain Region is a great place for your next spring hike!
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.
You can pledge to Love Your ADK or find more information at www.LoveYourADK.org.