Adirondack Coast Outdoor Recreation
The Adirondack Coast offers prime windsurfing, boating, sailing, and scuba diving over 100 miles on Lake Champlain. Home to its own legendary Loch Ness-type monster, Champy is said to roam the ancient waters - popping up for photo opportunities from time to time.
Road biking is popular along the Adirondack Coast, where scenic back roads travel through parks, along a wine trail, and through small towns. For bird watchers, the Lake Champlain Birding Trail runs through New York and into Vermont, offering ample opportunity for viewing 88 different birding sites - many of which are located along the Adirondack Coast. Ranked by Audubon Magazine as one of the "top six destinations for bird watching in the United States," the Adirondack Coast offers ample opportunity for spotting Great Blue Herons, Loons, and Bald Eagles. Occasional rare visitors such as the European Tufted Duck and Ivory Gull have been noted over the past few years.
Ausable Chasm is one of the region's top family attractions, offering family fun all year. The Chasm is an impressive two-mile gorge carved into the landscape over 10 million years ago. Often called the "Grand Canyon of the East," the gorge offers self-guided hiking, raft tours, cave and waterfall hikes, mountain biking, disc golf, tubing and so much more.
The Adirondack Region boasts several New York State Scenic Byways, and the Lakes to Locks Passage runs right along the Adirondack Coast. Travel this scenic route and discover the region's important historic sites and attractions, and taste sumptuous wines at Adirondack Coast wineries along the region's growing Wine Trail. Perfect for a weekend drive or afternoon bicycle ride - discover new vintages and old favorites.