First settled around 1783, Beekmantown is home to several historic cemeteries where War of 1812 soldiers are buried. Beekmantown’s Culver Hill Historic Park, located on Route 22, serves as a constant reminder of the conflicts that took place there between U.S. and British troops during the War of 1812.
Built in 1858, Point au Roche Lighthouse is Beekmantown’s oldest monument. Although the privately owned lighthouse is not open to the public, the 50-foot tower can be seen from Point au Roche Road, just north of Mooney Bay.
Beekmantown’s scenic, open roads are great for biking the Adirondack Coast. Along Route 9, you can stop at Shield’s Vegetable Stand, as well as ELFS Farm Winery & Cidermill, which is one of six Lake Champlain wineries featured on the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail.
A great way to discover Beekmantown is by visiting its many recreational parks and trails. Enjoy a relaxing, half-mile walk or bike ride along the Heritage Trail, located at the west end of Spellman Road. Also, the nearby Beekmantown Recreation Park and Pavilion is a wonderful place for families to play and picnic.
Point au Roche State Park, nestled along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, offers an abundance of Adirondack outdoor sports and activities year-round, including hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, swimming, paddling, boating, fishing and much more.
Due to Beekmantown’s close proximity to Lake Champlain, the town is home to several boat launches and two full-service marinas, Mooney Bay Marina and Treadwell Bay Marina & Resort. Both Lake Champlain marinas offer outstanding restaurants, allowing boaters and cyclists to grab a quick bite to eat.
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