Back in Plattsburgh/Lake Champlain

Just 10 days or so ago I was here in Plattsburgh/Lake Champlain area camping with fellow travel blogger, Fran Reisner of Journey in Focus. I’m back for a five day stint, three of which will be part of a press trip.

Thus far I’ve learned a great deal about the role Plattsburgh played in the War of 1812. Today I visited several museums, all of which I could have spent the entire day exploring and asking questions of the staff and curators. I think the more I travel, and the older I get, the more enthralled I become with history.  This epiphany of sorts may have a lot to do with being a part of history as we age.  When we are young, it’s hard to appreciate history because we have so little of it draw from, or relate to.

The Plattsburgh museums I visited included:

  • The War of 1812 Museum – This museum is preserving local history that includes the vital role Plattsburgh played at the end of the War of 1812.
  • Kent Delord House Museum – This is an extraordinarily well preserved home/museum with so many authentic artifacts…including artwork, furniture, china, medicinal items including an array of jars/containers containing period potions.
  • North County Underground Railroad Historic Association – This museum preserves, interpret and promotes the Underground Railroad history of Northeastern New York’s Waterways to Freedom.
  • Babbie Rural Farm Museum – This unique place has created an entertaining environment where visitors can learn about rural and farm life in the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks pre 1950s.

Last night I went to Latitude 44 Bistro, a fairly new restaurant that has quickly built up a loyal following by providing fun, fresh and creative American cuisine.

This evening I dined at a local classic, Irises Cafe and Wine Bar. Irises also serves up contemporary American cuisine with some California influences.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.