Located just 6 miles from the Canadian border and one hour from the state of Vermont, Chazy, New York is a small town with huge family values. With agriculture as a major revenue source, this town of 4,200 is close-knit and hard-working. Due to numerous farms and orchards in the area, locals and visitors are drawn to take part in festivals and events sponsored by each one.
Purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at Chazy Orchards. Home of some of the largest McIntosh apples in the world, this family owned business goes back to 1753. First established by Jean LaFramboise in what was known as Baie des Francois, 1,300 acres of this farm includes a portion of the original property. Planted in the mid 1920s, Chazy Orchards has 120,000 trees including McIntosh, Cortland and Honeycrisp apples. Visit Chazy Farms for the chance to select the finest fruit.
Look for wine tasting schedules at Amazing Grace Vineyard and Winery. Featuring a wide selection of reds and whites, the prices are very reasonable. In addition to the fine wine selections, the vineyard is also host to a variety of events such as visiting artists and vendors to celebrate festivals, music and tours.
Stop in at Parker Family Maple Farm where maple products are available for sale. Try some unique flavors of syrup such as lime or berry. Be assured that the traditional maple flavored syrups, candy and spreads are plentiful.
Providing area attractions for all ages, Chazy is proud to present the Alice T. Miner Museum, which houses 3 floors and 15 rooms of 1800s furniture, china and textiles. Created by glass and porcelain pioneer Alice T. Miner, the museum is considered a fine representation of Early Americana.
Due to Chazy's close proximity to Lake Champlain, locals and visitors alike take advantage of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. In winter, ice fishing begins as quickly as the lake freezes over. Don't be surprised to see skaters gliding over the ice and practicing their skills between hot cocoa breaks. With the mountain as a backdrop, the scenery change is a yearlong treat to experience emerald green foliage turn to flaming orange against a pale blue sky. During summer months, boats dot the water while swimmers enjoy the sun. Don't be surprised to see scuba divers searching for long lost memorabilia from the revolution.
Before the sun sets, hike the trails leading up into the mountains for glimpses of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains.
Visit the Lake Champlain Valley to learn about the historical factors playing into the architecture, churches and farm houses of the region. Check out the Adsit Log Cabin to see a collection of furniture and household goods belonging to the original owners. Built in the 1790s by Samuel Adsit, this restored log cabin is considered to be the oldest in the United States. In 1992, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Featuring many choices of cuisine, restaurants are easy to find in this small town. If fine dining is priorty, reserve a table at Irene's Fine Dining restaurant. Chat with the residents and staff as easily as with long lost friends. Order a steak or seafood dinner and be guaranteed that it will be cooked to perfection.
With so many things to do in Chazy during all 4 seasons, decide which one is better suited to fulfill individual preferences.