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Willsboro, NY: Home To Essex County's Pioneer Settlement

Adsit Log Cabin in Willsboro, NY

Photo by Bryan Elder, CC BY-SA 2.0

Located on Lake Champlain in Essex County, Willsboro is a favorite destination for outdoor lovers. You don't have to be a professional to enjoy what Willsboro has to offer, as local guides are available to help you with a variety of activities like fishing or diving.

Spend an afternoon exploring historic buildings throughout Willsboro, including the Adsit Log House (pictured), which dates back to 1778. Many historic sites and buildings can be found along The Gateway Trail which starts at Gateway Park on Route 22.

When visiting Willsboro, make sure to get up to Hatch Point. This peninsula on the northern part of town jets out into Lake Champlain, offering spectacular views of the Adirondacks, the lake and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Willsboro offers a variety of lodging options, including lakeside cottages and cabins. On the penninsula and in town you'll find restaurants serving up everything from breakfast favorites to smoked trout.

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