Famous for the historic Battle of Plattsburgh and its proximity to the Adirondacks wilderness region, this upstate New York city is a dream destination for history and culture lovers as well as for outdoor enthusiasts. The city enjoys a magnificent location on the western shores of Lake Champlain, and its famous beach is one of its main attractions.
The city is described as a 'two state, two nation destination' as it is close to Montreal in Canada to the north and the US state of Vermont in the east. The town is also near the magnificent ski slopes of Lake Placid and is surrounded by the Adirondack Park, the US's second largest wilderness region after Alaska.
The town is renowned for its magnificent scenery and visitors can take the beautiful River Walk along the banks of the Saranac River to the shores of Lake Champlain. Those with an interest in history will enjoy visiting the museums in town, including the Clinton County Historical Museum. The Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center at Washington Road is an essential stop, and you'll find lots of information on the 1812 conflict as well as a range of exhibits. Why not visit in September for the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorative Weekend, an event that attracts visitors from all over the globe?
Plattsburgh Beach is a big draw for locals and visitors alike, and the pristine sand and colourful marinas are the perfect place for relaxing and watching the world go by. Shopping is a favourite reason for many travellers to make the trip to the town, and there are several malls, while the downtown area offers dining and entertainment to suit all tastes.