Stretching across the western shores of Lake Champlain in the shadow of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, the Champlain Valley (also known as the Adirondack Coast) offers unprecedented views, endless recreation and a central location. Lakeside villages, charming hamlets and the historic city of Plattsburgh dot the landscape never revealing that Montreal – one of North America’s most exciting cities – is just sixty miles away.

The Champlain Valley is characterized by its working landscapes; undulating hills, meadows and pastures rolling down to the waters of giant Lake Champlain, the largest lake in the U.S. behind the Great Lakes.

Plattsburgh, a picturesque community of 38,000, offers a cost of living just below the national average. The perfect place to raise a family, the area features excellent schools both public and private. The State University of New York also has a branch here with 6,200 students boasting a large international population and solid nursing program.  Site Selection Magazine has chosen Plattsburgh as a top city in the nation for business development for the past eight years. In addition, Policom Corp has ranked Plattsburgh as the top micropolitan in New York and the 27th in the nation. As far as recreational opportunities, Plattsburgh and the  Champlain Valley offer incredible year round activities.
 

Outdoor Activities

  • Boating and sailing on all 120 miles of Lake Champlain
  • The best in-land kite surfing and windsurfing in the Northeast
  • World class great walks, day hikes and backpacking
  • Warm and cold water fishing and ice fishing on Lake  Champlain, one of the countries best bass fisheries, or one of our countless mountain lakes, rivers or streams
  • Flat-water and whitewater paddling as part of the epic 300-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail
  • Exceptional road biking and mountain biking trails
  • Downhill, cross country and back country skiing
  • The Olympic Village of Lake Placid and the Olympic Training Center are less than an hour’s drive
  • Countless parks and pristine beaches
  • Championship and par-29 golf courses – all with lake or mountain views
  • The Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival is Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain


Art, Culture & History

  • The historic Strand Theater serves as the anchor of historic downtown Plattsburgh
  • First weekends are held once a month in downtown Plattsburgh with a great blend of music, arts and dining
  • Dozens of museums and historic attractions share the region’s rich history
  • Family-owned dairy farms, apple orchards, vineyards and maple sugar bushes celebrate the local agriculture and our more relaxed way of life
  • The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is a celebration of a pivotal battle won in the War of 1812

 

Great Location

Driving Time to:  
Montreal, QC 1 hour
Burlington, VT 1 hour
Boston, MA
 
4.5 hours (Plattsburgh International Airport
also offers daily 45-minute flights to Boston's Logan Airport)
New York, NY 6 hours


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