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Summer Activity Links

Camping Sites

Summer Theater

White water Rafting

Bluff Point Golf

Adirondack Golf Club

Wesport Golf Club

Ausable Chasm

Horseback Riding




More than a dozen first-rate golf courses are within a short drive of any community in the North Country. Greens fees are a bargain and tee times are easy to get. Above: the par 3 5th hole at Bluff Point Golf Resort Community in Plattsburgh (an A. J.Tlillinghast design and the third oldest resort golf course in the U.S.).

Other leading courses in the Plattsburgh vicinity include Adirondack in Peru, a tight layout set among tall pines that has the look and feel of courses played in North Carolina, and The Barracks, a challenging course situated at PARC featuring slick, welll-manicured greens that expanded to 18 holes in summer 2005.

Water Sports

Sparkling Lake Champlain and glorious summer weather combine for day-in, day-out participation in every water sport imaginable.


Canoeing & Kayaking

Lake Champlain, the Ausable and Saranac Rivers and numerous mountain lakes and ponds are ideal for these activities.


Plattsburgh is in close proximity to abundant camp grounds (including many operated and maintained by the State of New York) for family fun and relaxation. One adjoins the Plattsburgh City Beach at the north end of the community and a second -- Ausable Point State Park, on Lake Champlain, which also offers day-long picnicking and sunbathing on a pristine andy beach -- is about five miles south of the city.


Scuba Diving

Many historical battles happened on Lake Champlain including the Battle of Valcour on Oct.11, 1776 and the Battle of Plattsburgh on Sept. 11, 1814 (a turning point for America in the War of 1812). Many artifacts of historic significance have been recovered from the lake, and many more remain to be found.

Summer Theate

Local and imported talent dazzle audiences at summer dinner theater performances held in communities throughout the region, including the Depot Theatre (above) on the outskirts of the Lake Champlain resort village of Westport. Additionally, Lake Placid hosts an annual summer film festival that draws renowned actors, actresses, producers and directors to the North Country and features open forums hosted by leading critics along with full-length, short and documentary film screenings.


In the Homestretch

Besides thoroughbred racing, museums and its famous spas, picturesque Saratoga, about a 90 minute drive from Plattsburgh, offers a full card all summer long in the performing arts -- from rock, country, bluegrass and pop concerts featuring the day's leading stars to ballet and full symphony orchestras.

The Great Outdoors

Horseback riding, hiking and climbing are favorite pastimes. The ultimate challenge for participants in the latter categories is to achieve "46er" club status, meaning that those who earn membership have scaled all 46 of the high peaks in the Adirondacks