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Crown Point State Historic Site

Port Henry, Essex Co.

An osprey leaving its nest, the Crown Point lighthouse seen from the water and a fox kit

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Crown Point is an important area for bird migration as well as historical events. Observe bald eagles, ospreys and a wide array of waterfowl against a backdrop of Colonial battlements at this site near the southern tip of Lake Champlain. The site is also well known for its fossils and limestone formations.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Lakeshore and open water
  • Crown Point Pier

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and picnic grounds
  • Accessible visitor center, museum, and educational services (fee charged for museum)
  • Demonstrations and costumed interpreters
  • Group or self-guided tours, interpretive signs and scenic views

Accessible Features

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This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that includes a picnic pavilion and a museum/visitors center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


380 acres

Closest Town

Crown Point


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Contact Information

Address: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY 12928
Telephone: 518-597-4666
Website: Crown Point State Historic Site

Photo Credits: Susan Shafer, James Clayton