Plattsburgh City Beach, Plattsburgh

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The City of Plattsburgh is located on Lake Champlain in the northeast part of New York State about 20 miles south of the Canadian Border. To the west of Plattsburgh sits 6.1 million acres of land called the Adirondack Park which contains the famous Adirondack Mountains. There are over one hundred summits, ranging from under 1,200 to over 5,000 feet in altitude.

Plattsburgh was founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785. Plattsburgh has been the site of a number of historical events. These events include the Revolutionary War's Battle of Valcour Island and the War of 1812's Battle of Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh is tied to a number of famous and infamous people. The actor Jean Arthur was born here in 1900, John Henry Hopkins who was a former rector of Plattsburgh's Trinity Episcopal Church is the author of the Christmas hymn "We Three Kings of Orient Are,” and architect John Russell Pope who designed the Jefferson Memorial also is the architect who designed Plattsburgh's City Hall.

The current mayor of Plattsburgh is Colin Read. Plattsburgh is the home to approximately 19,000 people.
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  • The beach is great, even though it does not provide tourists with much activities. No way to swim because there was no lifeguards (COVID?)  more »
  • This beach was so cute. It was very quiet and and peaceful. We enjoyed watching people fly their kites and also wind surf. My daughter goes to SUNY Plattsburgh and we enjoyed getting to know the...  more »

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