Westport, NY: The Birthplace Of The Adirondack Chair
Photo: The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB (ROOST)
Westport is a small town proudly perched on the shores of Lake Champlain. A coastal community to the east, it is embraced by the Adirondack Mountains to the west.
Experience incredible sunrises and the shimmering Green Mountain vista of neighboring Vermont from Westport.
Activities are plentiful year-round in this quaint, comfortable community. Enjoy an old fashioned County Fair; browse the arts, crafts, and antique shops on the historic main street; swim in the public beach, followed by a sunset concert in the park; enjoy an 18-hole, championship golf course; explore the Champlain coastline and try your hand at trout fishing.
Winter in the Adirondacks brings a whole new face to the region. Enjoy ice fishing, skating, sledding, and more winter fun.
In addition to Westport's activities, its also the birthplace of the famous Adirondack Chair. Thomas Lee, who had a summer home in Westport, created the design in 1903 and brought it to his friend, Harry Bunnell, to be built. Bunnell, a year-round Westport resident, filed the patent for the design in 1905.