Trying to beat the summer heat? Our county is home to plenty of waterways for you to explore.

Washington County offers many exciting opportunities to fish a large variety of marine life. We also offer a variety of locations ranging in difficulty and depth for you to get out on the water! Go out in your own boat, rental boat, or a canoe or kayak. Our waters include lakes, rivers, canals and ponds so take a dip in our fresh, clean waters. Experience a secluded part of Lake George at Washington County Park in Huletts Landing, or its sister park at Lake Lauderdale in the town of Jackson.

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Champlain Canalway Trail

The Champlain Canalway Trail is a 62-mile multi-use trail extending from Waterford to Whitehall in northeastern New York. Sharing a footprint with the Empire State Trail and parts of State Bike Route 9, the route takes walkers and cyclists through a landscape rich with its agricultural and cultural heritage with many points of interest to explore along the way. The full length of the trail parallels the Erie Canalway National Heritage Water Trail with trail heads at water access points.

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Learn The History Of Washington County


Washington County is rich with historic sites, museums and landmarks from Battle Hill in Fort Ann, a significant battle of the Revolutionary War, to the Fort House Museum in Fort Edward that exhibits hundreds of thousands of artifacts and exhibits that chronicle the history of Washington County.

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