Point Au Roche State Park – Plattsburgh, NY

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by Erin Weir No Comments

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While visiting Plattsburgh, Point Au Roche State Park is a great place to go to relax, take a stroll, or enjoy the view.  The park is rarely crowded and is usually very peaceful.

Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Champlain the park is made up of a mixture of open grass and forested areas.  Most are undeveloped.  The beach, picnic area and concession stand are all protected, and open for day use.  Guests to the park have access to a boat launch, and 60 mooring sites in Deep Bay.  Boating, and fishing are both popular activities.

The beach is an excellent place to enjoy a game of volleyball or softball.  It’s also a great place to enjoy a swim or just sit, relax, and enjoy the view!

The park also has several miles of well maintained nature trails.  In spring and summer you’ll be surrounded by blooms of of beautiful wildflowers, as well as birds and other wildlife.  Hikes are fairly easy and unchallenging.  Look around carefully! You may be able to find the remnants of Camp Red Cloud, including a sleeping cabin and outdoor chapel.  You might also find parts of Fantasy Kingdom Amusement Park.   Hiking trails afford great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.

Dogs are welcome!

During the winter the park remains open, with trails being used for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Ice fishing is welcome.

Point Au Roche is a great place to visit whether you’re looking to enjoy the beach, or take a hike through the woods! This park has it all!!



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