Essex, NY

Nestled between the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain, Essex is a quaint little town offering something valuable and memorable to anyone who visits. The town offers astonishing views of the Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Surrounded by rich and verdant farmlands, the town even has a few attractions mentioned on the National Register of Historic Places.

This beautiful and picturesque town is full of well-preserved 19th century brick and stone homes and quaint little churches and shops. One of the most intact and majestic examples of Greek Revival architecture in New York is found here.

The Cupola House and Cottage is a restored historic house on Lake Champlain adjacent to Essex Marina. Kayaking, canoeing and bicycling are some of the amenities offered here that allow visitors explore the shore and the lake.

The Essex-Charlotte Ferry runs between Essex and Charlotte, VT, leaving travelers just a short drive away from the Green Mountain State's largest city: Burlington.

Photo taken by Peter Fitzgerald

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