Winter scenes in the Lake Champlain Region

Ready for winter? New York state's Lake Champlain Region is the ultimate hub for outdoor winter fun and incredible views, and will have you coming back for more, season after season. While we might not be able to take a dip in the lake anymore, the Lake Champlain Region comes fully stocked with miles of trails, incredible views, and plenty of hot cocoa! Visiting Ausable Chasm, an impressive gorge that completely transforms in winter, is a must, and all the appropriate winter gear is provided on sight!

The perfect winter getaway

For you weekenders and day trippers, the Lake Champlain Region will keep your days packed full of unique winter experiences during your stay. There’s something for everyone to enjoy when you visit. For the amateur, or expert, birders, you’ll find your favorite species all right here! The region is well-known as a gathering place for birds in the winter because of the warmer weather compared to the mountainous regions, and open water in the lake where ducks and other aquatic birds bob in the water. Try fat tire biking! Fat tires keep riders afloat on snow-covered trails, while your regular bike would sink in. Speaking of trails, Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain is the Lake Champlain Region’s resident big mountain, but don’t let its size fool you. Poke-O-Moonshine is perfect for a peaceful snowshoe hike, with a gradual incline to the top using the Observer’s Trail. 

Active relaxation

When you're all tuckered out from the winter adventures of the day, make your way to the lovable downtowns of the Lake Champlain Region. Stop by in towns like Ticonderoga, Elizabethtown, Essex, and more for comfort food, hot cocoa, and a warm fire after the day's events. The towns of the Lake Champlain Region know just what everyone needs after a day in the snow, so stop by for some cozy pampering. 

Two people on fat tire bikes in the winter
Two people snowshoe on a wooden overlook of a chasm
Two people look through binoculars at the edge of a frozen lake