Westport, NY: The Birthplace Of The Adirondack Chair
Photo: The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB (ROOST)
Westport is 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 plentiful activities, its alsothe birthplace of the infamous 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.
Enjoy Broadway shows in friendly and relaxed Adirondack style. The Depot Theatre is a professional Equity theatre in a charming historic train station a stone's throw from Lake Champlain and steps from the mountains.
French dining on Lake Champlain at the Westport Yacht Club. Indoor and outdoor dining in Westport NY. Hours: 5-9:30 pm, 7 days/week from mid-June to mid-Sept. Beach front and docks are available for guests arriving by boat. Reservations suggested.