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Welcome to the village of Westport

May 30, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Westport's location on Lake Champlain and its close proximity to the Adirondack high country and the Green Mountains of Vermont create a regional setting of outstanding beauty - a striking image of a town close to nature. This regional setting is part of a vast landscape system stretching along a north-south axis from Montreal to Albany, consisting of the 136 miles of Lake Champlain and the lake valley, the Northway Interstate I-87, and the Amtrak rail line.

The center of Westport is just 4 miles east of the Northway's Exit 31. Westport is also accessible via the Essex-Charlotte Ferry - 12 miles from the center of town. The edges of this long valley are formed by the two mountain ranges.

The town of Westport is one of the settlement nodes along this landscape and is located where the Champlain shoreline at Northwest Bay, the Northway and the Amtrak station converge to within 5 miles of one another.

In Westport, visitors will find:

a scenic town on Lake Champlain; nestled between the Adirondacks of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

a location in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park - the largest park in the continental United States.

Fact Box

The Depot Theatre celebrates 2012 season with new managing director


WESTPORT?- 2012 marks a thrilling new journey for The Depot Theatre. The Adirondacks' professional theatre company will celebrate its 33rd year in operation with a new managing director and four blockbuster shows for the 2012 season.

The theatre is pleased to announce the addition of Angel Wuellner as its new managing director. Wuellner has been working in the theatre industry for the past 20 years, as an administrator, stage manager, director, and actor. Most recently, Angel worked at Actors' Equity Association in the Auditions Department. She arrived in Westport in April and has hit the ground running, joining Artistic Director Shami McCormick to present an outstanding season of performances.

The Depot Theatre's 2012 season will win your heart, tap your toe and tickle your funny-bone in unparalleled Depot style, with four great main stage shows including the world premiere bluegrass musical "Careless Love"; the fast-paced comedic re-telling of the classic Sherlock Holmes tale "The Hound of the Baskervilles"; a cotton candy of a 1950's musical with "The Marvelous Wonderettes"; "Real Women Have Curves", the heart-warming comedy of five full-figured women trying to grasp the American Dream, plus a full season's worth of mid-week and special events.

The Depot Theatre has been presenting live professional theatre in an historic train station since 1979. In addition to the main stage productions, the season's calendar includes a Tonight Only Series on Wednesdays throughout the summer. The Depot Theatre Gallery offers a revolving annual schedule of art shows that are open to the public year-round.

Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to take a journey without leaving the station.

For more information, season subscriptions, tickets and a complete schedule, contact the Box Office at 518-962-4449 or visit

easy access to a full-service marina, 18-hole championship golf course, public parks, and a free public boat launch.

a quality school system with small classes.

a classic 1885 library on a village green.

two outstanding children's lakeside summer camps.

a water supply from the purest mountain springs in the North Country, so pure that President Theodore Roosevelt bottled it for the White House.

daily summer cultural events including professional equity theater, the world-famous Meadowmount School of Music, concerts in the park, and live entertainment at local venues.

worship in a place of their choice.

true Adirondack hospitality at various inns, bed and breakfast establishments and restaurants with either casual or fine dining.

a historic Town of Westport Walking Tour.

small, friendly, unique retail shops.

one of the oldest county fairs in New York state.

access by bridge or ferry from Vermont.

daily Amtrak service.

hiking along Adirondack High Peaks, biking down scenic roads, boating and fishing.

nearby Crown Point, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Ausable Chasm, Adirondack Center, Lake Champlain Maritime and Shelburne Museums.


(Information courtesy of the Westport Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit the Chamber's Web site at



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