Plattsburgh Travel Guide

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    Town seen from the docks
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    Gulls on the dock wall
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Plattsburgh Things to Do

  • Take a ferry!

    Plattsburgh sits on the banks of Lake Champlain, not a Great Lake but very impressive and there are a group of people petitioning to get it turned into one of The Great Lakes. The Lake Champlain Ferries have several different routes, we took the Plattsburgh-Grand Isle, Vermont route to take a more scenic drive into Canada and it was. It was a great...

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  • Ausable Chasm

    Ausable Chasm is located 20 miles to the south of Plattsburgh on US Route 9. It has a spectacular waterfall by the Route 9 bridge. It also has steep cliffs with rushing water. It is about 1 1/2 mile long. I personally did not take the tour here because of time constraints. The tickets were $13 to take the walking tour of Ausable Chasm. From the...

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  • My Fav

    I've been enjoying the Butcher Block since the 1970's. The interior, designed in natural wood, with high ceilings, archways, and the most unique chandeliers; they look like crisscrossed deer antlers, is reminiscent of an Adirondack Great House. The plant-filled solaria, running nearly the length of the building. Service is attentive; but I do enjoy...

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  • Carhop service still exists!

    Ronnie's is a North Country (Northern NY) must see. What's a michigan? It's kind of like a chili-dog, but not. Basically it's a hot dog with a meat sauce on top. Michigans are famous in Clinton County and everyone has a different recipe. Ronnie's is the 3rd oldest Michigan Stand in Plattsburgh - open since 1959. It offers other items on the menu as...

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  • Cosy romantic restaurant and bistro

    First rate food. We ate in the bistro - cheaper and more casual, but still great meals. I had chicken with marinara sauce and angel hair pasta, and Tony had duck confit done beautifully with vegetables. We had fresh warm bread, friendly service, then had coffee and shared some delightful homemade black raspberry icecream with bits of dark chocolate...

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Plattsburgh Nightlife

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    by sayville Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Big Brothers Bar...the original one on the corner of the main street downtown and Monopole alley.Since leaving college they moved Big Brothers.
    Great times here with friends. Great prices for beer.

    Dress Code: Anything causual....its a college bar.

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Plattsburgh Tourist Traps

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    by Bela_LUng Written May 5, 2004

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    The two big malls in Plattsburgh are the "tourist" hubs of the town as this is where everyone comes to buy soap so they can scrub the EWWWW off. It's 2 malls of typical junk with nothing interesting in them.
    If you don't need anything, just go to the licquor stores which abound and drink yourself into a coma. You'll have a better time.

    Unique Suggestions: K-Mart! Alright!

    Fun Alternatives: Get drunk, fire a shotgun

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Plattsburgh Off The Beaten Path

  • There are 2 rest areas off...

    There are 2 rest areas off Interstate 87 to the south of Plattsburgh with incredible views of the Adirondacks.

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  • This is a picture of the river...

    This is a picture of the river from my campus dorm room. When the ice and snow melted we would ride the river in tire tubes. We would start on campus and stop downtown at one of the bars. After a few beers to warm us up, we would walk back to campus carrying the tire tubes. Always a great time.

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  • Ok, so it's not New York City....not...

    But it's near the I-85 and that's useful for those passing by in need of a pee break or to strech the legs out. Plattsburgh is a small sleepy town with nothing impressive in it, and is useful as very large service center. Don't expect anything from Plattsburgh. Leaving?

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  • When I attended SUNY @...

    When I attended SUNY @ Plattsburgh there was a bar called Monopole. At that time it had the best pizza. Im not sure if we thought it was the best as dining room food was so bad or because it was served with $1.00 pitchers of beer. But whenever we went downtown we would always get a slice. The list is way to long. I guess spending Friday and...

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