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Point Au Roches State Park

Address: 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Plattsburgh, NY
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Plattsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Have visited Plattsburgh for 30 years and don't remember ever coming to this part. however, my daughter has been here. She loved it. Drove around the park briefly while visiting over Christmas. Can't wait to return in the summer.

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Plattsburgh, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On beautiful Lake Champlain overlooking VT shore and site of Battle of Plattsburgh historical area. Great natural wildlife area with campsites and day use area. Long sandy beach with canoeing/kayaking, windsurfing, fishing areas as well. area closes for season but still open for people to enjoy without the frills. Bring binoculars to see heron nesting sites, osprey nests close to... More 

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Scotia, NY
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

As an added bonus for staying at the Point Au Roche Lodge, one can walk into the park and hike the many trails in the Park. The staffed Nature Center offers a variety of programs open to the public all year. The nature Center offers maps of the trails that can take you through the woods or out to one... More 

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Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited that park and foud it very nice with lots of path to trek. The lake view is near fantastic. It's nice and quiet.

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Swanton, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Either way you'll love it. Big sandy beach! Warm water. Shallow. Great family time. Bring a friend you won't forget it anytime soon!

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Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been to this park many times and I love it. The water is beautiful, the trials are beautiful, the views are beautiful, and you can't beat the price to take the family for the entire day. Positive and peaceful atmosphere. Most places you go to lifeguards act like police or silent robots, but at this park they always... More 

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Malone, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Filthy bathrooms and all but one stall had toilet paper. The showers didn't work and the floors were soaking wet. The playground was small and had water on the slides. They don't have trash cans anywhere on the property. They have no smoking signs although clearly it's not enforced. There was an awful smell near the lifeguard post. And the... More 

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Peru, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Too many Quebecers but a nice small beach for any small group, couple, or single individual. Nice views, clean water, and plenty of picnic table and parking make for a nice place.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The park has an extensive network of trails for walking or hiking. Directions are only fair, but you can't get too lost. The view of the Lake is excellent and varied. Some trails are walkers only, others open to cyclists and equestrians.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I live nearby and always bring first time visitors to this park. Flat easy marked trails. One of the ttrails has an amazing view of Lake Champlain and across the way Vermont. It's also free.

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