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Outdoor Recreation is a Year Round Happening in

New York State's

Magnificent North Country !


Winter Activities for All!

The best skiing and snowboarding in eastern North America is within minutes to a few hours from Plattsburgh. Nearest is Whiteface Mountain, site of the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, but Vermont's Green Mountains and Quebec's Laurentians are also easily accessible.

Other popular winter activities include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating and ice hockey. Visit our links for more information about what North Country folks do and where they go to get the most out of winter.

Jay Peak in Vermont
Whiteface Mountain
Spring is in the Air
Spring sometimes comes late to the North Country, but its arrival is always spec-tacular.Today you're skiing, tomorrow you'll play golf, and by the weekend you'll be hiking in the high peaks of the Adirondacks . It's a bonus to have so many recreational options available so close to your place of business.

Summertime ... and the Living Is Easy

Characterized by warm days, cool nights and plenty of sunshine,summer in the North Country stretches well past Labor Day.

Unspoiled Lake Champlain, with all it has to offer recreationally and historically (from the American Revolution era and the War of 1812 to the Cold War and the War in the Gulf), is the major attraction.

But the region is also a haven for golfers, campers, hikers, bikers, beach-goers and anyone else who thrives on fresh air, breathtaking scenery and an easygoing pace of living.


Falling for Fall

North Country autumns usher in an explosion in color and a matching onrush of tourists who bask in the season's awesome foliage extravaganza. It's harvest time in New York's leading apple growing region, when locals and visitors alike explore the back roads of the Adirondacks, seeking new vistas and stopping by roadside markets; when the skies are peppered by flocks of Canadian geese migrating southwards; and when the smell of smoke from wood burning stoves fills the evening air.