After living on the Adirondack Coast for nearly my entire life, one would think I knew about every adventure and hidden gem there is to discover here. However, being a summer intern at the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau has made me realize that is completely false.
I have been asked to write about and explore each of the Adirondack Coast's lakeside villages and historic towns throughout the summer. My weekly travels have taught me many new things about the area in which I grew up, as well as made me appreciate just how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful and thriving place.
For my first trip, I decided on the obvious choice of my hometown, the charming Village of Rouses Point. Also known as "The Northern Gateway," Rouses Point sits on the western shores of Lake Champlain and shares a border with both Vermont and Quebec, Canada.
While walking along the quaint and scenic streets of downtown Rouses Point, I couldn't help but reminisce about all the wonderful memories I have growing up here. From riding my bike on Lake Street and fishing off the village break-water to swimming in Lake Champlain and eating at my favorite local restaurants, there was rarely a dull moment during my childhood in Rouses Point.
Now that I am older, I am more able to appreciate Rouses Point's rich and significant history, as well as its unprecidented views. Therefore, for anyone passing through or staying in Rouses Point, here are a few must-see attractions:
Learn more about the Village of Rouses Point.