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.
Founded in 1783, Rouses Point has ample history. From the Vermont Bridge, which connectsRouses Point to Alburgh, you can view 19th century Fort Montgomery, named after Revolutionary War hero General Richard Montgomery and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The D & H Roundhouse, located on Pratt Street, offers a wonderful glimpse into Rouses Point's past as a railroad village. Part of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad station, this roundhouse is the last of its kind on this railroad system and is in the process of being restored.
A great way to discover Rouses Point is by foot or bike. Travel Rouses Point’s “Rum Trail,” where rumrunners once crossed into Canada with contraband booze. In addition, you can sit and relax in recreational parks or Rouses Point's new Montgomery Pier, which offers a magnificent view of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
In Rouses Point's charming downtown, you can view historic homes, experience unique shops and restaurants, as well as walk along the shores of Lake Champlain.
Rouses Point offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation and water sports on Lake Champlain. You can take advantage of Rouses Point’s full-service marinas, as well as enjoy boating and sailing, swimming, fishing and paddling on Lake Champlain.
Other popular outdoor attractions include biking on the village’s scenic roads, strolling through its downtown parks, birding and golfing at the nearby North Country Golf Club.
In the winter months, Rouses Point's close proximity to Canada, the Adirondack High Peaks and the Green Mountains provides easy access to world-class skiing and riding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. You can also visit the Rouses Point Civic Center for ice skating, hockey and a variety of events held throughout the year.
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