10 Things 10 Minutes from the Plattsburgh Amtrak Station
July 29, 2015
Arriving to the Adirondack Coast via train? Get your vacation rolling as soon as you step off the platform with these 10 attractions that are just a 10 minute walk away!
The Strand Center for the Arts & The Strand Theatre23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY 129019 Minute WalkThe Strand Center for the Arts has played a vital role in the development of Adirondack Coast art scene in downtown Plattsburgh. Since its inception in 2000, the Strand Center for the Arts has offered visitors a chance to embrace their creative side with events, classes, exhibits and more. The Arts Center’s next door neighbor, The Strand Theatre, is a cushy movie palace dripping with the grandeur of days-gone-by. With ambience similar to the Broadway experience, visitors can enjoy films, music and live entertainment along with a variety of productions.
The Champlain Wine Company30 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 129016 Minute WalkEnjoy the Saranac River, Lake Champlain, and historic downtown Plattsburgh as you sample wine, cider, olive oils and vinegars at The Champlain Wine Company. Connoisseurs can take home a souvenir glass, buy local and New York State wines, and choose from beautiful wine baskets and accessories in their gift shop. The Champlain Wine Company has red, white, fruit and estate wines to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. It’s also home to the Adirondack Coast Oil & Vinegar Co., offering a variety of specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
Dock Street LandingPlattsburgh, NY 129013 Minute WalkHome to two marina’s located on the shores of Lake Champlain. Visitors to Dock Street Landing can enjoy scenic views of the lake and the Green Mountains of Vermont, take a stroll along the bike path, grab a bite to eat and get out on the water with convenient boat rentals located nearby.
ShoppingDowntown Plattsburgh, NY 129016 Minute Walk (Varies)In the heart of downtown Plattsburgh is where visitors will find beautifully handcrafted merchandise, unique shops, boutiques and more.
MacDonough MonumentMacDonough Park, Plattsburgh, NY 129018 Minute WalkOverlooking Plattsburgh Bay where the Battle was fought, this 135-ft. monument was built in 1926 to honor Commodore Macdonough's victory over the British fleet. The four sides of the monument represent the ships of his fleet: Saratoga, Ticonderoga, Preble and Eagle. On special occasions visitors can climb 156 steps up the monument, whose interior walls have six interpretive panels, to the top where they will enjoy a 360-degree view of the battle grounds and surrounding countryside.
Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ MarketDurkee Street Parking Lot, Plattsburgh, NY 129016 Minute WalkVisit the Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market for a true taste of the Adirondack Coast featuring fresh local produce and unique local products. The market is open on Saturday's from 9am-2pm May - October.
Saranac River TrailEnd of Caroline Street, Plattsburgh, NY 1290110 Minute WalkHere visitors will find one end of the Saranac River Trail. The Saranac River Trail follows a newly created path along the Saranac River, which flows into Lake Champlain. The trail offers visitors the perfect place to cycle, run, fish, kayak, canoe and more during the summer, while it allows for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter.
Plattsburgh City Hall41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 129018 Minute WalkAt City Hall visitors can view the Confiance Anchor from the War of 1812. During the initial minutes of the two hour naval ordeal of the Battle of Plattsburgh, the anchor of the British flagship Confiance was shot away from its rail. The anchor, marking the location of the engagement, was located by Plattsburgh divers Bill and Ken Van Stockum and raised in 1996. At 13 feet long, 8 feet across at the flukes, and 14 feet across its wooden stock, it is the largest anchor ever recovered from Lake Champlain.
Restaurants Downtown Plattsburgh, NY 129016 Minute Walk (Varies)Historic downtown Plattsburgh boasts many unique and delicious restaurants. Whether it’s one of the lakeside restaurants or a downtown eatery there is something to please every palette.
Kent Delord House Museum17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 129019 Minute Walk Accross Bridge for the Adventurous, 12 Minute Main Street WalkThe Kent-Delord House was built in 1797 and was home to the Delord family between 1810 and 1913. Henry Delord was a merchant, a judge and a well-respected member of the early 19th century Plattsburgh community. Before the Battle of Plattsburgh, Henry and his family fled the house, which was then occupied by British officers from an artillery corps. Inside see a mess chest left behind by the British officers, portraits of Henry and Betsey Delord, a case clock and other furniture belonging to Henry, a silver tea service which the family claimed Betsey buried in the garden before the British arrived, and other furnishings from throughout the 19th century. The Kent-Delord House Museum gardens are also a stop on the International Peace Garden Trail.
Amber Parliament serves as the Public Relations and Content Specialist for the Adirondack Coast Visitor Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce; she has been with the company since 2012. In this capacity, Amber leads the Visitors Bureau’s public relations efforts in developing and implementing a yearly strategic public relations plan to increase tourism on the Adirondack Coast. Born and raised in Morrisonville, NY, Amber graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2012 with a degree in public relations and organizational communication and minor in marketing. In her free time Amber enjoys the numerous outdoor recreation activities the Adirondack Coast has to offer including hiking, skiing, and kayaking.