Plattsburgh is a city in New York's North Country.


Plattsburgh, New York is one of the more concentrated population centers in Upstate New York. It is sited on the western shore of Lake Champlain. It is well connected to Montreal to the north, Albany to the south and Burlington, Vermont to the east.

Get in

By plane

By train

By bus

By boat

Get around


Cabs are not generally available for hail on the streets, with the notable exception of downtown on weekend nights. For all destinations within and around Plattsburgh, cabs must be called.


Plattsburgh is a perfect hub for what is described as a "two state, two nation, do-it-all destination". Sitting on Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh itself offers several historical and art museums, a famous sandy beach, marinas, a downtown dining and entertainment district, shopping and more. The visitor can also easily go to Montreal, just one hour north; Lake Placid and the Adirondack Park, less than an hour away; and by ferry to Vermont across the lake.


Beaches, museums, shopping, golf courses, and easy access to Lake Champlain, the neighboring Adirondacks, Montreal (1 hour north) and Vermont. There is an extensive online community events calendar for Plattsburgh.


Plattsburgh is a regional retail and shopping center, offering everything from small specialty stores to major shopping malls. Many Canadians travel to Plattsburgh for a single day shopping trip. In some instances, prices may be similar to those in Canada, but there are also many great deals to be found. There are a few stores that do not exist over the border in Canada. A convenient shopping destination is the Champlain Centre, which is a large mall that has many different stores, including Sears, JC Penney, Target, and Best Buy.

Many Canadians also buy their groceries in Plattsburgh. Some items such as milk and yogurt are cheaper, and are not taxed on re-entry to Canada. Price Chopper, Hannaford, Yando's Big M (South End), North Country Food Co-Op (Downtown), and Wal-Mart are possible destinations for grocery shopping.


Michigan red hots are a local favorite similar to a chili dog but seasoned differently. Recipes are prized and closely guarded. A red hot consists of a steamed hot dog on a steamed bun covered with a ground beef sauce. It may be served with or without raw chopped onions ("Buried" onions served beneath the meat sauce is traditional.)



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Routes through Plattsburgh

Montreal Rouses Point  N  S  Westport Albany (Rensselaer)
Montreal Champlain  N  S  Westport Albany
Watertown Saranac Lake  W  E  END
END  W  E  ferry → becomes Grand Isle/South Hero

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