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Ah the sun is shinning, it’s 30° outside, what is one supposed to do? Hit the beach – and in Montréal this means go to a beach on a lake. A very popular destination is just over the US border at Plattsburgh. So we (and seemingly the rest of Québec) headed down to Plattsburgh.

There are a lot of beaches in the Plattsburgh area, the best known is the city beach, but so late in the year it was closed. Most of the other beaches close after the Labor day holiday. We were recommended to go to Pointe au Roche and it was a great choice. 

Pointe au Roche is managed by New York state parks and is a domain comprising of a beach, trails and watersports access. This time we stuck to the beach. It’s about 50 metres long, on one side is the huge Champlain lake (named after Samuel de Champlain) and the other side is a large grassed area with many picnic tables and a shower and toilet block. Just behind this is the large car park. It’s really convenient, clean, the water was very warm and the air was warm too despite a few clouds. Above all it was a beautiful and calm location to pass the day. If youhave children it’s a super beach for them to wade on, build sand castles or even take some clay from the lake bed and be creative!

Here are some other beaches in the Plattsburgh area:


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