We are proud to present the Days Inn-Plattsburgh located at the junction of I-87 and Route 3 right in the heart of Plattsburgh's commercial district. Featuring 112 comfortably appointed rooms, the Day Inn-Plattsburgh is centrally located in the Lake Champlain Basin at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains. We are just a short drive to all of our area's attractions and businesses. Our staff is committed to providing you with the Comfort, Quality, Service and Value that you deserve.
Plattsburgh City Beach Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-563-4431Memorial Day - Labor DayLocated on the shore of Lake Champlain, just 5 miles from the hotel.
Point Au Roche State Park Pointe Au Roche, NY 12901518-563-6444 or 518-563-0369Open year-round. The concession stand is open from mid-May through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty for swimming from mid-June through Labor Day.Point Au Roche State Park on the northwestern shore of Lake Champlain, is a mixture of open and forested areas, most of them natural and undeveloped. The park's large day-use area has a protected sandy beach, picnic facilities and concession stand. Boating and fishing are popular activities, as are volleyball, softball, and other games. The staffed Nature Center offers a variety of programs open to the public all year. The park's trails, including nature, hiking, and biking trails, wind through interesting habitats, from forest to marsh to shoreline. The trails are in use all year for school programs, nature hikes and cross-country skiing. The park also provides access for ice fishing.
Cumberland Bay State Park Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-563-5240Open from early May until early OctoberCumberland Bay State Park on the north shore of Lake Champlain is a very popular day-use area because of its large natural sand beach and picnic grounds with tables and grills. The park has 200 campsites, a playground and playing fields. Cross-country skiers use the park in winter.
Macomb Reservation State Park Schuyler, NY 12985518-643-9952The park opens in early May and closes after Labor DayMacomb Reservation State Park lies just outside the Adirondack Park along the Salmon River's course toward Lake Champlain. Surrounded by state land, the park has a wilderness atmosphere. Visitors can swim in man-made Davis Pond, use non-motorized boats and fish in the pond or the Salmon River. The park has wooded campsites, playing fields, a picnic area, a self-guided nature trail and a hiking trail. Winter activities included ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Crown Point State Historic Site Crown Point, NY 12928518-597-4666Visitor Center open mid-May through October, Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Also open Independence Day and Labor Day. Rest of year by appointment. Grounds open year-round. Vehicle access fee - $5.00 cars and trucks, weekends and holidays only. $25.00 non-profit organization buses, $50.00 scheduled bus tours. $1.00/person for school groups.Long before the Revolution, the British and the French both claimed Crown Point in the struggle for a North American empire. Four failed campaigns to oust the French between 1755 and 1758 were mounted by the British. It was not until 1759, however, that the abandoned French Fort St. Frederic was taken over by the British.The British immediately began construction of "His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point". This extremely ambitious fortification complex contributed to the British conquest of Canada, the last French stronghold and control of Lake Champlain as a communication highway.In 1775, at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the rebellious colonists captured the fort and secured sorely needed cannons and heavy ordnance. Crown Point was occupied by General John Burgoyne's army in 1777 after the American evacuation to Mount Independence and remained under British control until the end of the war.The ruins of Fort St. Frederic, "His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point", and surrounding lands were purchased by the State of New York in 1910. Guests can see the ruins of the original 18th-century structures and in the Visitor Center, view exhibits that interpret the French, British, and American chapters of Crown Point's history.
Adirondack Park 518-846-8016Open year-roundThe Adirondack Region of Northern New York includes the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park, surrounding countryside and the entire western shore of Lake Champlain. The region is best known for its mountains (including the highest peaks in New York) and lakes (more shoreline than Vermont and New Hampshire combined).
Alice T. Miner Museum Chazy, NY 12921518-846-7336The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. It's closed late December through late January. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for children.About 12 miles north of Plattsburgh, the Miner Museum was created by Alice Miner, the wife of railroad industrialist William Miner, in 1924. The 15 rooms in the museum are filled with period and miniature furniture, a vast collection of china, porcelain and glass, and a superb collection of textiles. The focus is on 18th and 19th century materials.
Ausable Chasm Ausable Chasm, NY 12911800-537-1211 or 518-834-7454Open daily mid-May to early OctoberOne of the oldest attractions in the U.S., the amazing sights of the Chasm will take your breath away. Enjoy walking along towering cliff walks or through a primeval forest, peering into the gorge and floating the legendary waters of the Ausable River. Ride an exciting two-mile stretch of the Ausable River on a white water raft, kayak, or inner tube. Touring the Chasm by foot provides stunning bird's-eye views of this great geological wonder.
Ausable Pointe State Park and Beach Peru, NY 12972518-561-7080Open May 21 - October 13Beach Picnic Area, Fishing, Camping, Boating
Battle of Plattsburgh 1814 Historic Site Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-563-1000Historic Re-enactment and Celebration in September.
Bicycle Touring 518-563-1000Contact the Chamber of Commerce or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champlain Centres Mall Plattsburgh, NY 12901518561-8660Over 100 stores, shops, restaurants, and an 8-screen cinema - a shopping adventure for the whole family! Located at Exit 37 on Interstate 87, minutes from 5 national chain hotels - one hour from Montreal, Lake Placid and Burlington.
Plattsburgh Consumer Square Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-563-6701Wal-mart, Sam's Club, Grand Union, Staples, and more.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-561-2000
Dexter Factory Shoe Outlet Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-563-5856
Lake Champlain 518-563-1000"America's Sixth Great Lake" - Fishing boating, beaches, and more.
Fort Chambly Chambly, Quebec, Canada450-658-1585Closed December through FebruaryFort Chambly stands on the banks of the Richelieu River, at the foot of the Chambly Rapids. Dating from 1711, the structure of this imposing stone sentry draws inspiration from the French fortifications designed by Vauban. It protected New France from British attacks. Fortunately, Fort Chambly withstood the upheavals of the history of New France. It stands as an invaluable witness to the French presence in North America. Restored in 1983, exhibitions recounting key moments in New France are now presented within its walls.
Fort Lennox Saint-Paul-de-I'Ile-aux-Noix, Quebec J0J1G0450-291-5700Open mid-MayFort Lennox occupies Ile-aux-Noix, an island located a few kilometers from the Canada-U.S. border. Erected between 1819 and 1829, the fort consists of defense works and a number of stonework buildings of outstanding beauty. The complex was designed to protect the colony in the event of an American invasion by way of the Richelieu River.As you tour the barracks, guardroom, powder magazine, prison and officers' quarters, you will be immersed in the day-to-day lives of the soldiers and their families. You will be struck by the stark condition they had to endure. You'll discover the fascinating world of a 19th-century British garrison.
Fort Ticonderoga Ticonderoga, NY 518-585-2821May through OctoberIn the early history of North America, a stone fort overlooking Lake Champlain served as an important military base in the struggle between the British and French for control of the region. Fort Ticonderoga, originally named Fort Carillon by the French in 1755 when it was built, was the site of numerous famous battles. In 1759, Lord Jeffery Amherst captured the site from the Marquis de Montcalm. The fort remained under British control until Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys from Vermont caught the British by surprise and captured the fort. In 1908 restoration on the fort began, making Fort Ticnderoga the nation's first restored historical museum. Today the fort is a lively place, where every attempt is made to bring history to life. This little fact makes it particularly attractive to families with children, as the museum offers more than just static displays. Black-powder rifles and cannon-fire drills, fife-and-drum rolls, encampments and re-enactment of battles are all part of the schedule of events. Exhibits within the fort offer artifacts of the battles of the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution.
High Falls Gorge Wilmington, NY 12997518-946-2278Year-roundIn the shadow of Whiteface Mountain, you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs. Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths provide safe access to breathtaking views and photographic vantage points.
Juniper Boat Tours Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-561-8970May through SeptemberThe Juniper offers a two-hour cruise, focusing on the historical aspects of Lake Champlain, for $7.95 per person, and an evening dinner cruise with a choice of steak and seafood entrees for $29.95 per person. A party cruise with a live band also leaves the docks every Tuesday evening at 11:00 p.m.; reservations are suggested (see Nightlife). The cruise line is open from May to September, but the schedule varies in the early and later part of the season, so it is best to call ahead.
Lake Champlain Ferries Plattsburgh, and Port Kent, NY802-864-9802Year-round and SeasonalIf you're vacationing in the Green Mountains of Vermont or New York's Adirondacks or passing through to points east or west, don?t miss the opportunity to sail on the " Sixth Great Lake".
Kent Delord House Museum Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-561-1035the museum is open noon to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday from march through December.Built in 1797, the Kent-Delord house is one of the oldest residences in the region. The Delord's, owners of the house between 1810 and 1913, traveled extensively and brought back souvenirs from wherever they went; thus, the museum serves as both the history of the family and of the changing eras. The museum houses an extensive collection of furniture from the mid-18th though the 19th century, a unique collection of porcelain and glass objects and everyday objects used by the family in daily life. Admissions cost $3.00 for adults, @1.00 for children.
Lake Placid, NY 518-834-8016Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.
W.H. MIner Agricultural Institute Chazy, NY 12921518-846-7121Year-roundMiner Institute offers quality programs in demonstration, research, and education on agricultural and environmental issues that the North Country needs and no other organization provides.
Akwesanse Mohawk Casino Hogansburgh, NY 888-622-1155Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekNew Poker, Gaming Machines, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Midi-Baccarat, Par Gow, Table Games, Cocktail Lounge, 24-hour Restaurant, Live Entertainment.
Olympic Training Center Lake Placid, NY 12946518-523-2600Lake Placid is home to one of the two official Olympic Training Centers in the United States (the other is in Colorado Springs, Colorado). The complex provides housing for as many as 300 athletes at one time, a sports-medicine facility, a gym, weight rooms and a dining room. Visitors can tour the facility for free during normal business hours. A short video explains the center's operations.
Parc Safari Hemmingford, Quebec, J0L 1H0800-465-8724May through SeptemberAnimal Reserves, Elevated Jungle Walkway, Deer Park, Water Activities, Rides, Entertainment, Shopping, Food.
State University of New York, Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-564-2000Year-round
Santa's Workshop North Pole, NY 12946800-488-YULEMid-June to Columbus DayA family fun village with the magic of Santa Claus. Rides, shows, entertainment.
The Art Museum at PSUNY Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-564-2474The SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum is open daily year-round, except on public holidays.The SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum, with a collection of more than 4,500 works, is one of those hidden gems that often is missed by locals and visitors alike. The museum facilities are spread throughout the campus. The primary galleries are in the Myers Fine Arts Building and in the Feinberg Library, which houses an extensive collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books and ephemera of the late American artist Rockwell Kent and much of the college?s permanent art collection. Asian, 19th and 20th century prints, sculptures, and paintings and a photography collection also are housed in various sections of the library.
The 1812 Homestead Farm/Museum Willsboro, NY 12996518-963-4071The 1812 Homestead is open noon to 4:00 p.m. daily in summer. Admission costs $2.50 per adult and $1.00 per child.This museum and "hands-on" working farm recreates life in the 19th century. Unlike other museums in which exhibits are for viewing only, the implements at the Homestead are meant to be handled. visitors may try candle-making or hearth cooking or watch demonstrations in blacksmithing, spinning, quilting or other crafts. The museum includes a farmhouse, barn, and schoolhouse. Children may help tend to the chickens, sheep, pigs, and oxen on the farm. There is a self-guided nature trail along the shore of Long Lake. The museum offers some unique seasonal activities, including cider-making, maple sugaring, a pioneer Thanksgiving and caroling party, its world-famous "pig walk" and various craft workshops.
Whiteface Mountain Wilmington, NY 12997800-462-6236
Veteran's Memorial Highway Wilmington, NY 12997518-523-1655May through SeptemberVeteran's Memorial Highway ascends 8 miles to the summit of Whiteface, the fifth-highest mountain in the Adirondacks. The last 5 miles are the most spectacular, as the road winds upward through a changing forest and an alpine summit environment. At the summit parking area, there is a short hike or an elevator ride to the top of the mountain, where you'll have a 360-degree view of the surrounding wilderness. On a clear day, you can see Montreal and the Green Mountains of Vermont. It is always best to call for visibility conditions.
Almanzo Wilder Homestead Malone, NY 12953518-483-1207The Homestead is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday and 1:00 p.m. - 4: p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3.00 per adult and $1.50 per child.The boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder, husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder and hero of her book Farmer Boy, provides a glimpse into 19th century life with displays and exhibits in the historic farmhouse.
Clinton County Historical Museum Plattsburgh, NY 12901518-561-0340The museum is open year-round from noon to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday and 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per child.The Battle of Plattsburgh was the culminating event in 1814 in a century of warfare on Lake Champlain. In this small museum, in the heart of Plattsburgh, the area's history - from the earliest settlers in 1600 to the present - is recorded in paintings, maps, furniture, decorative arts and artifacts. Many archeological discoveries recovered from Lake Champlain highlight the many naval battles on its waters.
Penfield Homestead Museum
Crown Point, NY 12928518-597-3804The museum is open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday form mid-May through mid-October and seven days a week from July though Labor Day.What is significant about Allen Penfield switching on an electromagnet to help him in his process of iron ore separation in 1831? And who, you ask, is Allen Penfield anyway? His name may be lost to many history books, but his action was the world's first industrial application of electricity. (Will the answer ever appear on Jeopardy?).The museum preserves his legacy, along with an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts and equipment used in the iron industry. Its 550-acre site includes ruins of iron works.
Lake Champlain Underwater Historical Preserve Lake Champlain is a diver's paradise, offering all of the underwater beauty of one of the world's most interesting lakes as well as one of America's greatest collections of shipwrecks, dating back to the American Revolution.The Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve provides controlled access to several of these sites. A seasonal registration is required for the Preserve.Local diving services can provide more information on the wonders of Lake Champlain, as well as equipment and instruction.
PARC - Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation Plattsburgh, NY 12901888-420-7272 or 518-561-0232PARC (Plattsburgh Airbase Redevelopment Corporation) manages the development of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, a 5,000-acre facility located adjacent to Lake Champlain. PARC's assets include some of the finest aviation and multi-modal facilities in the United States, plus millions of dollars in tools, furnishings and equipment left behind by the Air Force when it closed the base in the fall of 1995.