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Ausable Point Campground is an RV campground located not far from Plattsburgh, New York, and on the shores of Lake Champlain. One of the benefits of RV camping at Ausable Point Campground is its access to a sandy beach where you can swim or suntan; beyond the beach, the lake invites you to go boating or canoeing (motorboats and rowboats are allowed), or try your hand at windsurfing. Fishing is a popular activity on Lake Champlain, and the lake is home to salmon and several varieties of trout and bass, to name a few.
When you set up your RV rental at Ausable Point Campground, you'll have access to restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets, a dump station and recycling center, and many other amenities. The campground's beach has a bathhouse where you can change and shower after swimming, and a basketball court. Some of the facilities are ADA accessible.
Ausable Point Campground was opened to the public in 1966, after having completed construction the year before. From the campground's beach, you can see Valcour Island without using binoculars; on a clear day, the outline of Garden Island resembles a battleship and is known locally as “Battleship Island.” The American Revolution's first major sea battle may have been fought at Garden Island. While you are camping at Ausable Point Campground, you will be a short distance from many potential destinations such as Montreal, a French city just across the U.S.-Canadian border.
Once you're ready to venture out beyond the campground, there is a ferry you can take from Port Kent to Burlington, Vermont. The state of Vermont has numerous outdoor attractions worth investigating, but the ferry trip alone provides some of the most scenic vistas you can imagine; just the experience of traveling by water makes the journey worthwhile. Renting an RV near Ausable Point Campground will open you up to many landscapes and adventures that you won't find at home.
On this side of the state border, Flat Rock State Forest is a mostly undisturbed and primitive outdoor recreation area consisting of several separate parcels. The preserve is open to the public year-round; in the summer, it's an ideal destination for hiking, camping, and bicycling. In the winter, you can enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The forest is home to a jack pine sandstone barrens, an ecosystem that is rare and distinctly different from the hardwood forests that are more typical of the area.
Macomb State Park is a short trip away and also a good destination for summer and winter activities. The park is largely undisturbed and wild, but some of the area is developed and has a picnic area and playing fields. There are several trails where you can take a leisurely nature stroll or enjoy a more challenging hike. If you'd like to stay longer, the park has both electric and primitive campsites that are nestled amongst the trees, providing you with a tranquil and scenic environment that will erase any thoughts of urban life from your mind. Choosing a rental motorhome near Ausable Point Campground will make exploring this park and others an adventure you won't soon forget.
Just ten minutes' drive west of the campsites at Ausable Point Campground, the small city of Peru offers a few city conveniences, with a couple of grocery stores and fuel stations to choose from. The city's restaurant scene features pizza, Italian cuisine, and American-style options. Also in Peru is the Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum. Here you can delve into the history of Champlain Valley farming. See tools, machines, demonstrations, and more when you spend an afternoon at this small and informative site.
Morrisonville is a small hamlet with some interesting restaurants nearby. If by now you're getting peckish (and you probably are), you'll have access to seafood restaurants and pizzerias, family diners, bistros and steakhouses, and more. Most of the venues are moderately priced, so a night out on the town isn't going to break the bank.
Chazy is a small town just a few miles from the Canadian border; it has several notable attractions, such as a charming museum that documents the town's history. The town may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, but the history is mostly told from the perspective of the early settlers who built the town. The town also has a vineyard and winery where you can sample the product and possibly even stay for dinner (the estate has an elegant dining room).