You won’t find scores of travel books giving you advice on where to stay and what to do in Plattsburgh, making it one of New York's best kept secrets! But Plattsburgh holds a pivotal position for exploring not only its quaint downtown area, but attractions on all sides. From the outdoor activities in the Adirondack State Park, to boating on Lake Champlain, sightseeing at Ausable Chasm or a day trip to Burlington, VT or Montreal, QC, you can reach all of these quickly from the easily accessible city of Plattsburgh. Speaking of access, not only is the city found directly off I-87 between Albany, NY and Montreal but also by air and by train - and of course by boat! Following are more ways to get started on planning your trip to the beautiful North Country.

There are useful LOCAL and STATE tourism sites, both of which can help you with your planning. You will find a good view of the myriad activities here, both seasonal and year-round. With an emphasis on the elements of Plattsburgh that might not be immediately obvious to the first-time visitor, such as water sports and downhill skiing, the state site offers an appreciative look at Plattsburgh and all it can offer to the visitor.

For example, click on “events” and you’ll get a lengthy listing of events every month of the year. Granted, most are local events that might interest the casual traveler, but there are many festivals, concerts and the like to interest the traveler here too.

Through this site you can request a wide variety of informational brochures, or call the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce at (518) 563-1000.