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Welcome to Westport

September 11, 2013
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.

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Wadhams Falls
(Photo courtesy of Mannix Marketing, the Wesport Chamber of Commerce)

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.

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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