Rouses Point, NY on Lake Champlain
A Natural Gateway to Vermont, Canada, and all of New York State
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The Village of Rouses Point is an active waterfront community perched on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain, in the northeast part of New York State. The Village offers an array of historical attractions, shopping and dining, events, festivals - and endless outdoor recreation. It's an ideal place to live, work and play.
Founded in 1783, Rouses Point is cherished for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere, striking landscape and rich history. Come explore the Village's charming downtown with its classical architecture, sit in our peaceful lakefront park or shop on our lively Main Street. Featuring a variety of stores and specialty shops as well as unique Rouses Point restaurants, the area has something for all ages and tastes.
In the winter, the Village's close proximity to Canada, the Adirondack High Peaks and the Green Mountains provides easy access to world-class skiing and riding, snowshoeing, ice climbing and snowmobiling. Visit the Rouses Point Civic Center for ice skating, hockey and a variety of events held throughout the year.
During the summer months, outdoor recreation and water activities on Lake Champlain proliferate. Take advantage of Lake Champlain's full-service marinas and enjoy boating on Lake Champlain, swimming, waterskiing, fishing and kayaking. Other popular attractions include biking on the region's scenic roads, birding, hiking and camping throughout the beautiful landscape and golfing on the challenging Rouses Point golf courses.
There's never a shortage of things to do in Rouses Point. Come discover the bootlegger's "Rum Trail," the area's rich railroad heritage, or the 19th century Fort Montgomery. Enjoy some quality family time at old-fashioned BBQs, parades and one-of-a-kind attractions.
We encourage you to explore our region - visit, stay and consider starting a business in Rouses Point. Here you can take advantage of the areas many opportunities including affordable waterfront real estate, steady traffic throughout the year, a charming downtown and some of the lowest power costs in the nation. As our downtown revitalization project moves forward, the Village is eager to work with entrepreneurs and local business owners to inspire new ventures and realize our Rouses Point economic development plans.