Explore Adirondack, Lake Champlain and Vermont Attractions and Regions
Barber Homestead Park’s location near Westport, New York makes an ideal gateway to enjoy adventures in the Adirondacks and at Lake Champlain. Our own calendar of events ensures you never have to leave the campground to have a great time! It’s your choice!
Here is only a sample of the many adventures in our area:
Enjoy a day driving our scenic roads while sampling the Adirondack Coast’s finest wines. Our emerging wine trail features local wines from cold weather grapes. High sugars, deep flavors, and crisp acidity combine into outstanding wine, including award-winning apple and honey wines.
More Things to See and Do:
Go deep for Lake Trout and Landlocked Salmon. Fly fish for Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout. Land a Bass or any of several varieties of Pan Fish. Cast a line along the popular Ausable River, find your own favorite fishing hole, or be guided to the finest Adirondacks fishing spots by local charters.
From easy paddling on the calm waters of Taylor Pond to the more challenging flow at Chubb River, your time on the water is sure to delight with breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the Adirondacks flora and fauna.
Not all museums are indoor experiences. The Adirondack Museum celebrates the great outdoors at its open air museum on Blue Mountain Lake. Exhibits and events celebrating Adirondacks history, culture and nature combine to provide a unique experience with each visit.
Lake Champlain, which lies along the border between New York State and Vermont, offers some of the finest recreation in the northeastern United States, including: Lake Champlain Fishing. Reel in a memorable fishing trip, and a tasty catch, at Lake Champlain. Lake Champlain fishing offers a diverse group of species that include Pike, Bass, Trout, Lake Sturgeon and Channel Catfish.
If hiking is your preference, be sure to check out the Champlain Area Trails for some great opportunities!
The Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark lies along a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain. Since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga has invited visitors to step back in time to its 18th century origins, when it served the New France colonials in the French and Indian War and the British forces in the Revolutionary War. The French built the first fortification, Fort Crown Point, in the Champlain Valley, named Fort St. Frederic, here in 1734. When the British took the fort in 1759, they immediately began expanding and improving upon the fortifications, which stood through the Revolutionary War (and was briefly taken by the Revolutionary Army). Today the well-preserved ruins of this fort are a major draw for history buffs.
Westport, New York is set along the shore of Lake Champlain. This charming town embodies the concept of living the good life … simply.
Explore the variety of Westport Dining options and lake & mountain views.
Launch your boat from the State Boat Launch or dock your boat (rentals also available) from the Westport Marina.
Enjoy a day of golf at Westport Country Club, a premier public championship golf course.
The award-winning Wild Center, set in the middle of the Adirondacks, houses live exhibits, trails, our own river and pond, multi-media and hands-on experiences. In the warm weather months Wild Walk, the only elevated trail across the treetops in New York is open.