The Adirondack coast, with Plattsburgh, New York, at its center, offers great scuba diving, boating, sailing, and windsurfing on Lake Champlain. The coast boasts many beaches and parks. Bass fishing, complete with tournaments, is huge on Lake Champlain, and Ausable Chasm – a gorge that's two miles long - is a top attraction. The City of Plattsburgh is a community that is extraordinary in its orientation to Lake Champlain and the Saranac River.
Plattsburgh traces its roots back to the year 1784 when Zephaniah Platt of Poughkeepsie and his associates, including two of his brothers, obtained a state grant of nearly 33,000 acres of land along the Saranac River. In March 1785 Charles Platt and the first group of settlers arrived to build their cabins and mills. Two internationally important events – the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776 and the Battle of Plattsburgh Bay in 1814 – have shaped the city’s history. Residents value and celebrate the significance of their rich heritage. Based largely on Samuel de Champlain’s visit to the area in 1609, the Champlain Valley was French until 1763.
Au Roches State Park offers a great location along the shore of Lake Champlain for outdoor activities. There is tons of wildlife, hiking, picnicking and a beach. Another park bordering the lake is Cumberland Bay State Park, on the west shore of Lake Champlain, and is very popular with campers and day-users because of its large natural sand beach and picnic grounds with tables and grills.
Another great attraction is the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, offering memorabilia on the history of Lozier Motors, and has grown in scope to cover all the transportation in the area. If you seek cool attractions in Plattsburgh, check out the Bill Gates Diner inside Museum. This is a cafe housed inside a trolley car and is definitely something to see.
If you want to have a fun, unique eating experience, check out the Twisted Carrot, a cozy little spot located on Margaret Street in downtown Plattsburgh.
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