Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Westport New York is well known for at one point hosting many summer camps, including Camp Grenada, which is where the song “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” originated and Camp Dudley, founded in 1885 and currently the oldest camp in the country for boys. It’s also notorious for being a resort town in the mid-nineteenth century, hosting vacationers from Boston to New York City.
Local Champlain Valley hiking trails allow you to enjoy hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, birding and picnicking in and around the area. And if you explore the entire valley and are itching for more, access to the Adirondack High Peaks are nearby. Folks can also enjoy beautiful sunsets with mountain views and summertime fun with boating, waterskiing, fishing, swimming and much more. And if you’re looking for a nearby adventure, just take a short drive around the lake to Essex and hop the ferry that gives you a scenic ride over to Vermont where you can enjoy different cuisines and the excitement of local shopping.
Because of its rich history, the architecture in Westport is simply stunning. You can view century-old structures that represent the unique history of the town. And just a short drive north will bring you to Wadham Falls, one of the many waterfalls in the Adirondack Park, where you can experience nature’s untouched beauty firsthand.