Legendary winter scenes

Ready for winter? The Lake Champlain region is the ultimate hub for outdoor winter fun and incredible views! The Lake Champlain Region will have you coming back for more, season after season. While we might not be able to take a dip in the lake anymore (polar bear plunge anyone?) The Lake Champlain Region comes fully stocked with miles of trails, incredible views, and plenty of hot cocoa! Visit Ausable Chasm, an impressive gorge that completely transforms in winter. Make sure to bring your snowshoes to climb to amazing new heights and catch a glimpse of that perfect winter scene. Ausable Chasm transforms like many scenic trails in winter making for a rewarding snowshoeing experience. 

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 bird species all right here! With plenty of farm land, sprawling fields, and incredible wide open spaces, all you’ll need is your binoculars! And some mittens. Try fat tire biking! Fat tires keep riders afloat, while your regular bike would sink into the ground. This makes for perfect riding through snow covered paths and packed-down trails. Maintain those biking muscles for your next race, or your next mountain, with ease. Speaking of mountains, Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain is The Lake Champlain Region’s resident behemoth, but don’t let its size fool you. Poke-O-Moonshine is perfect for a peaceful snowshoe climb, with a gradual incline to the top using the Observer’s Trail. If that’s too gradual for your tastes, the mountain is also perfect for a surreal ice climb up its steeper side. 

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, Elizabeth Town, 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 tranquil cozy pampering.