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In our last blog we looked at three great ways to enjoy the water in the Plattsburgh region: Being a beach bum on Lake Champlain’s picturesque shores; grabbing a paddle and canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddle-boarding down the Saranac, Ausable and Great Chazy; and hopping aboard a pleasure boat to explore the lake’s quaint lighthouses and quiet beaches. Here are to more great excuses to get out on the water in the Plattsburgh region this summer…
1. CATCH A FISH
Lake Champlain’s reputation as the best smallmouth fishery in North America continues to grow stronger with each passing year. The deep waters don’t just harbour world-class bass—they’re also home to more than 89 different species of warm and cold water fish, including walleye, landlocked salmon, northern pike and lake trout.
However, the anglers who visit each year know that the ‘s more to fishing on the Adirondack Coast than Lake Champlain. Many other lakes, rivers, streams and ponds flow with fish. Over 3,000 lakes and ponds and 30,000 miles of brooks and streams are waiting for you.
2. CATCH A BREEZE
Wind and water join forces on Lake Champlain to create some of the best inland windsurfing conditions in the east. A powerful south wind and more than 100 miles of fetch practically guarantee waves over four feet high, which are ideal for forwards, table tops and rolls. Cumberland Bay in Plattsburgh and Ausable Point are popular destinations for this exciting pastime.
The Best Western Plus Plattsburgh is a fabulous accommodation option if you’re looking to catch a fish or catch a breeze this summer. An established hotel for more than 50 years, it offers guests 126 newly renovated guest rooms and suites with thoughtful amenities – which is just perfect after a day on the trails or rivers.
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