Found on the northwestern shores of Lake Champlain is Point Au Roche State Park. This park has a beautiful landscape that features a unique blend of open plains and densely forested regions. Guests that are getting out for a hike will enjoy the 18 total miles of trail network contained within Point Au Roche State Park.
These trails are almost all kept in their "primitive" state, meaning guests should bring all proper hiking gear before attempting to take them on. The network provides views of all the different habitats contained here, including marshes, forests, and lake shorelines.
These trails are commonly occupied throughout the year with school trips and nature tours, schedules and additional information for which can be found on the New York State Parks' website. Point Au Roche State Park's trails are shared with sportspeople throughout the year, including cyclists and cross-country skiers depending on the season, which means guests should keep an eye out for fast moving trail traffic.
If you've got a boat, Deep Bay offers 60 mooring sites if you'd like more than just a day trip on the water. Gas motors are strictly forbidden, but electric motors and human-powered vessels are all welcome here as long as they display up to date boat registration. Kayak and canoe rentals are available here for small additional fees, and guests can feel free to call ahead for up to date pricing.
During the winter months, Point Au Roche State Park becomes an ice fishing getaway, with several third-party companies offering long-term rental of ice shacks and fishing equipment. Information can be found each year in the park's central offices. Canines are allowed on most parts of Point Au Roche State Park, provided you follow all state guidelines.
Pets must be up to date on all vaccinations and stay on some sort of restraint during their stay. Guests are required to pick up any messes that their pets may leave around the area, and there are several doggie business stations to aid them in this mission. Always use your best judgment when bringing animals to public places to avoid disrupting other visitors' experiences.