Visit Adirondack Coast

Welcome to the Adirondack Coast

Stretching across the western shores of Lake Champlain, New York’s Adirondack Coast offers visitors a wealth of history, recreation, and agricultural experiences amidst the backdrop of quaint mountain and lakeside villages. But don’t let the quiet charm fool you—from here, action-packed pursuits are never far off the beaten path!


Museum guides proudly share historic tales and local lore as they usher you back in time for an inside look at our storied past—and how it helped build a young American nation. Discover the Revolutionary War’s naval Battle of Valcour that shaped a young Benedict Arnold’s controversial military career, our victory during the War of 1812’s Battle of Plattsburgh, or the Champlain line of the Underground Railroad that led slaves to freedom in Canada.  

There’s always more to see and learn:

  • Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory
  • Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum
  • Clinton County Historical Museum
  • Kent Delord House Museum
  • Lyon Mountain Mining & Railroad Museum
  • North Star Underground Railroad Museum
  • Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum
  • Samuel de Champlain History Center
  • Saranac Laboratory Museum
  • Alice T. Miner Museum
  • War of 1812 Museum
  • Wilder Homestead


Our varied topography, diversity of seasons and thousands of waterways provide endless opportunities for recreation, with high-quality outdoor action in a lake or mountain setting.

Try some of these activities while you’re here:

  • Paddling
  • Parks & Beaches
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Boating & Sailing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing
  • Golfing

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for Champ, our illusive lake monster, while you’re enjoying the views of Lake Champlain.  You never know when he (or she) might pop up to say hi!


With the fresh mountain air, miles of farmland and endless adventure, you’re going to work up an appetite. The Adirondack Coast offers great agricultural experiences and it can be seen in our local dishes. Whether its waterfront dining on Lake Champlain, a class at Carriage House Cooking School or one of our downtown eateries, there’s something to please every palate.  And don’t miss the chance to try (at least) one of our famous Michigan hot dogs!
Award-winning wines, quirky craft brews and spirited distilleries dot the landscape of the Adirondack Coast, while snack stops at local apple orchards, maple sugar houses, and farmers’ markets make for the perfect agritourism experience.

  • Hungry or thirsty now?  Feed your belly and souls:
  • Adirondack Coast Wine Trail
  • North Country Cuisine Trail
  • Champ’s Cuisine Trail
  • Craft Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Apple Orchards
  • Farms
  • Maple Sugar Houses

Fun Fact: The Adirondack Coast is home to Chazy Orchards, the largest McIntosh apple orchard in the world…yes, we said it, the world!


While the Adirondack Coast is known for great outdoor recreation, with miles or beaches and hiking trails, we also have some unique attractions that make the coast a one of kind experience.  From a tree house high in the sky to a 5 million year old Chasm and the thrill of high speed racing, the Adirondack Coast has must-see hidden gems around every corner.

Check a few of them out while you are here:

  • Ausable Chasm
  • High Falls Gorge
  • The Wild Center
  • Fort Ticonderoga
  • Miner Institute
  • Lyon Mountain
  • Point Au Roche State Park
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
  • Champlain Centre
  • The Strand Center for the Arts 
  • Airborne Park Speedway


Each year the Adirondack Coast, located on scenic (and historic) Lake Champlain, plays host to several can’t miss events.  Enjoy the live reenactments during the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration weekend or the fast pace of the professional fishing tournaments and sailing regatta on the big waters of Lake Champlain. 

  • Mayor’s Cup Festival and Regatta
  • Professional Bass Fishing Tournaments on Lake Champlain
  • Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend


Equidistant -- just one hour! -- from Olympic Lake Placid, NY, hip Burlington, VT, and the lights of Montreal, QC, our friendly Adirondack Coast provides a complementary central location for visitors to really get out and explore!

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