10 Things 10 Minutes from the Plattsburgh Amtrak Station

Arriving to the Adirondack Coast via train? Get your vacation rolling as soon as you step off the platform with these 10 attractions that are just a 10 minute walk away! 
 
 
  1. The Strand Center for the Arts & The Strand Theatre
    23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    9 Minute Walk
    The Strand Center for the Arts has played a vital role in the development of Adirondack Coast art scene in downtown Plattsburgh. Since its inception in 2000, the Strand Center for the Arts has offered visitors a chance to embrace their creative side with events, classes, exhibits and more. The Arts Center’s next door neighbor, The Strand Theatre, is a cushy movie palace dripping with the grandeur of days-gone-by. With ambience similar to the Broadway experience, visitors can enjoy films, music and live entertainment along with a variety of productions.
     
  2. The Champlain Wine Company
    30 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    6 Minute Walk
    Enjoy the Saranac River, Lake Champlain, and historic downtown Plattsburgh as you sample wine, cider, olive oils and vinegars at The Champlain Wine Company. Connoisseurs can take home a souvenir glass, buy local and New York State wines, and choose from beautiful wine baskets and accessories in their gift shop. The Champlain Wine Company has red, white, fruit and estate wines to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. It’s also home to the Adirondack Coast Oil & Vinegar Co., offering a variety of specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
     
  3. Dock Street Landing
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    3 Minute Walk
    Home to two marina’s located on the shores of Lake Champlain. Visitors to Dock Street Landing can enjoy scenic views of the lake and the Green Mountains of Vermont, take a stroll along the bike path, grab a bite to eat and get out on the water with convenient boat rentals located nearby.
     
  4. Shopping
    Downtown Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    6 Minute Walk (Varies)
    In the heart of downtown Plattsburgh is where visitors will find beautifully handcrafted merchandise, unique shops, boutiques and more.
     
  5. MacDonough Monument
    MacDonough Park, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    8 Minute Walk
    Overlooking Plattsburgh Bay where the Battle was fought, this 135-ft. monument was built in 1926 to honor Commodore Macdonough's victory over the British fleet. The four sides of the monument represent the ships of his fleet: Saratoga, Ticonderoga, Preble and Eagle. On special occasions visitors can climb 156 steps up the monument, whose interior walls have six interpretive panels, to the top where they will enjoy a 360-degree view of the battle grounds and surrounding countryside.
     
  6. Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market
    Durkee Street Parking Lot, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    6 Minute Walk
    Visit the Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market for a true taste of the Adirondack Coast featuring fresh local produce and unique local products. The market is open on Saturday's from 9am-2pm May - October.
     
  7. Saranac River Trail
    End of Caroline Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    10 Minute Walk
    Here visitors will find one end of the Saranac River Trail. The Saranac River Trail follows a newly created path along the Saranac River, which flows into Lake Champlain. The trail offers visitors the perfect place to cycle, run, fish, kayak, canoe and more during the summer, while it allows for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter.  
     
  8. Plattsburgh City Hall
    41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    8 Minute Walk
    At City Hall visitors can view the Confiance Anchor from the War of 1812. During the initial minutes of the two hour naval ordeal of the Battle of Plattsburgh, the anchor of the British flagship Confiance was shot away from its rail.  The anchor, marking the location of the engagement, was located by Plattsburgh divers Bill and Ken Van Stockum and raised in 1996. At 13 feet long, 8 feet across at the flukes, and 14 feet across its wooden stock, it is the largest anchor ever recovered from Lake Champlain.
     
  9. Restaurants
    Downtown Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    6 Minute Walk (Varies)
    Historic downtown Plattsburgh boasts many unique and delicious restaurants. Whether it’s one of the lakeside restaurants or a downtown eatery there is something to please every palette.
     
  10. Kent Delord House Museum
    17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    9 Minute Walk Accross Bridge for the Adventurous, 12 Minute Main Street Walk
    The Kent-Delord House was built in 1797 and was home to the Delord family between 1810 and 1913. Henry Delord was a merchant, a judge and a well-respected member of the early 19th century Plattsburgh community.  Before the Battle of Plattsburgh, Henry and his family fled the house, which was then occupied by British officers from an artillery corps.  Inside see a mess chest left behind by the British officers, portraits of Henry and Betsey Delord, a case clock and other furniture belonging to Henry, a silver tea service which the family claimed Betsey buried in the garden before the British arrived, and other furnishings from throughout the 19th century. The Kent-Delord House Museum gardens are also a stop on the International Peace Garden Trail.