Sports and Recreation2018-11-28T21:05:05+00:00

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Greater Plattsburgh is located in the Champlain Valley of New York State, on the western shore of Lake Champlain. The western portion of the region lies against the foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains. Upcoming Events.


This location affords the perfect venue for easy access to the recreational activities of Lake Champlain, including:

  • Sailing
  • Power boating
  • Fishing
  • Ice-fishing
  • Water skiing
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic rivers

Visit the Lake Champlain website.


The High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, a short drive away, offer access to:

  • Hiking
  • Back-packing
  • Skiing
  • Skating
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Wildlife observation
  • Sightseeing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking

Visit the Adirondacks Website.


There are also a large number of competitive and recreational athletic events such as road and bike races and triathalons seasonally. For instance, Lake Placid annually hosts one of only five IronMan triathalon events in the continental U.S. In addition, over 1,500 anglers and coanglers come to Plattsburgh each year to compete in numerous bass tournaments on Lake Champlain.

Visit the Lake Placid Website.