Located on the New York and Vermont border, Whitehall NY is situated on Lake Champlain, and is the “birthplace of the United States Navy.” Just 25 miles south of Ticonderoga NY, Whitehall is rich in history, building the first fleet for battle during the Revolutionary War in 1776.
Whitehall NY is a friendly community and well-known for its magnificent scenery. Boat cruises on Lake Champlain allow visitors and locals the opportunity to experience the splendor of the Adirondack Mountains from the pristine Southern waters of this breathtaking lake while learning a little about the history of the region.
Whitehall is just a short drive to just about any Adirondack activity you can imagine. Its close proximity to the Adirondack Mountains allows easy access to hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing and being on Lake Champlain and a stone’s throw to Lake George, there are plenty of opportunities for water recreation. Be sure to enjoy the great outdoors with these activities:
Skene Manor, also known as “Whitehall’s Castle on the Mountain,” is a mansion built in the late 19th century and today serves as a museum where free tours are given and special events can be held. A trip to two museums in Whitehall will not only shed some more light on Whitehall NY history, but on the settlement of the entire region. Riverside Veterans Memorial Park in Whitehall hosts many local events in the warm months, with some of the area’s best musical acts performing at the Music in the Park Series.
Ticonderoga NY residents will tell you that Whitehall is well-known for its restaurants! An eclectic variety of eateries along with stores that offer the freshest meats and seafood around are well worth the trip to this delightful little town.
Need a place to stay? There is an assorted variety of lodging in Whitehall and Ticonderoga NY, whether you prefer the rustic tranquility of camping in the Adirondacks; the convenience of a motel or hotel room, or the personal touch of an Adirondack bed & breakfast.
Wondering what’s happening? Check out our Ticonderoga Events Guide for information on upcoming events in the Lake Champlain and Adirondack areas.