Albany, the state capital, is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Plattsburgh, while Montreal is 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the north.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do in Plattsburgh, spend an hour or two at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and the Kent Delord House Museum. Of the many well-curated museums in the Plattsburgh area these museums are among the most highly recommended.
Gear up for some high speed thrills at the Airborne Speedway, the premier speedway for motorsports enthusiasts in Plattsburgh. Time your visit with a race day and roar along with the crowds as local speed demons race to be first past the chequered flag.
One of the nicest ways to spend an hour or two in Plattsburgh is to take a tour of ELFS Farm Winery and Cider Mill, one of the area’s most popular vineyards. Visiting and local wine enthusiasts can tour the vineyards and barrel rooms, then sample the various bouquets and flavors of the wines, but, don’t forget to ask if there’s “something special” you can try - every winemaker has something really interesting tucked away!
The Battle of Plattsburgh Center and War of 1812 Museum is a great place to go to learn about the city’s dramatic history. Enjoy the center’s interesting displays and examine the centuries-old relics throughout this quiet space.
Champlain Centre is the perfect place to go to if you love shopping and people watching. It is a vibrant area packed with interesting fashion, quirky accessories and fresh food venues.