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This fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath, “vintage” home, built in 1877, has been restored to a state of the art vacation destination in the lovely village of Willsboro, New York. This picturesque coastal community lies at the foot of the Adirondack Park. Therefore, it benefits from having water frontage on Lake Champlain & also being part of the great Adirondack High Peaks region!
LOGISTICS are one of the strongest points of Willsboro N.Y., which lies just about opposite the city of Burlington, Vermont off Lake Champlain (on the eastern most border of New York). These areas are easily commuted via several ferries that run back & forth between ...Read more
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Jo Vernon S.
Jo Vernon S.
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CELEBRATE DAD with our special price for the week! Willsboro, New York
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The small village of Willsboro is part of the Adirondack Park. THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE ADIRONDACK PARK ENCOMPASSES AN AREA LARGER THAN THE STATE OF VERMONT.
Having the envious position of being at the most eastern point of the park, this town is also bordered by LAKE CHAMPLAIN ~ which is the body of water that separates NEW YORK and VERMONT. Therefore, this community has the benefits of being both a mountain & a water community with four bodies of water, all within a few miles of one another. There is the Boquet River - the steepest river from its point of origin in the state of New York - that empties in Lake Champlain at Noblewood Park; The Long Pond, which is a large body of pristine still water, just three miles up Rte. 22; The Willsboro Bay which is formed by the peninsula of land, which creates a barrier from Lake Champlain called, "The Point". This bay is harbor for many sail boats & cruisers that come from far & wide to make this a bustling boat wharf and their home during the summer months; and LAKE CHAMPLAIN, the sixth largest lake in the U.S.; which is home to many of the best sport fisherman, as well, as sail boat regattas; and a host of other water related activities. It is enhanced by the beautiful views that can be enjoyed from the shores of either side, where you can take in not just the pristine shorelines themselves; but the mountaintops that are not far off in the distance. That being said, this is a photographers paradise!
Willsboro is just off of Exit 32 or 33 of the I-87 (THE NORTHWAY) -- a scenic highway that stretches from Albany and on up into Canada. Montreal is about one & a half hours north of this town. Being situated just about opposite of the city of Burlington Vermont on Lake Champlain and about 30 minutes south of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Willsboro is still able to keep its small town charm, while being just a short distance to some of the more urban areas for anyone that wants to take in the sites and activities of the larger cities. Most of the locals will jump on the ESSEX - CHARLOTTE FERRY to make a quick dash into Vermont to get to wherever their destination of the day is in the Green Mountain state. This ferry runs by the 1/2 hour in summer time and by the hour in the winter. The northern most ferry crossing, just north of Plattsburgh at Cumberland Head runs 24/7 all year long.
About 16 miles north of Willsboro, The PORT KENT - BURLINGTON FERRY operates during the summer months; and can pick up foot passengers, and cyclists, as well as cars and will take them all directly into port at the city of Burlington. This is a scenic one hour trip that will let you enjoy the ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM and many other fun activities in the waterfront of Burlington, without ever having to worry about parking, or driving in the city.
The Amtrak train does go through the town of Willsboro daily. The closest train station is in Westport or Port Kent, both are about 15 minutes from Willsboro.
If you jump in your car and drive due west about 45 minutes, you will come to the 1980 OLYMPIC VENUE AREA that encompasses the towns of Wilmington, N.Y. (home of White Face Mountain - down hill skiing & mountain climbing) Mt. Hoevenberg (cross country, bob sled & luge park) and Lake Placid. This area still thrives on its Olympic heritage and the ice arena still hosts many important competitions & ice shows for the public to attend. The tower where the high jumpers take off from, still runs & athletes train there throughout the summer months.
This area is also well known to be one to the top fishing spots in the U.S. The Atlantic Salmon, Bass, and Trout are just a few of the favorites that the locals recount their "fish stories" about. Every year there is a major BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT ON FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND, which bring out the best from far & wide to cast their chance to be this year's winner. With Lake Champlain and the Boquet river coming together in Willsboro, the Atlantic Salmon swim upstream in the spring and then again in the fall. The fish ladder is Willsboro was built to enable them to get up the falls, so that they are able to get upstream to lay their eggs.
With this short essay, you may start to get an idea about why I always say: "THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO; OR NOTHING AT ALL!"
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