Lake Champlain


Peru NY

Peru, NY is all about the great outdoors. This should not come as an enormous surprise to you, thanks to its location in the Adirondacks natural area of outstanding beauty. This town is all the more exciting because it sits right by Lake Champlain. Peru has no shortage of interesting activities if you wish to become one with the natural surroundings. So long as you plan to spend your time at their wide variety of natural recreation areas, camp sites, lakes, golf clubs, and working farms, then you will not be disappointed with Peru, New York.

Peru has a great deal to offer the outdoors lover. For example, if you are a lover of beautifully crafted golf and country clubs that make the most of the land's original natural surroundings, there is the Adirondack Golf & Country Club, found right in the heart of Peru, NY. This golf course was lovingly carved directly from the woods that covered the site originally. There are water dangers that play a part in the course on fully six holes. The front nine holes are flatter than the hilly back nine. This all makes for a beautiful panorama but challenging golf course for players of all skill levels. 

Lake Champlain is just minutes away. It offers boating, water skiing, fishing and much more! Besides this well known Great Lake attraction, your entire family can enjoy the many outdoors activities to be found at Macomb Reservation State Park. This state land encircled reservation and park boasts a rich wilderness environment. Here there are ample opportunities for picnicking, swimming, hiking, and camping. Salmon River does not disappoint you serious fishermen either, and the self guided nature and hiking tours are well worth your while when it is time to seriously commune with nature. Then for a more unique great outdoors encounter, you can try your hand at a working farm that is open to the public in Peru, NY. There are a variety of these that provide an authentic experience along with ample opportunities to admire and purchase plenty of fresh natural products. Some of these open working farms will even allow you to roll up your sleeves and get hands on with the produce. For example, Rulfs Orchards encourages you to pick your own berries in June and July. They feature seven greenhouses full of perennial, annual, and hanging flower baskets. You are also able to pick and purchase sweet corn, along with a host of other seasonal natural delights. 

Probably the best reason for you to go to Peru, NY is for the excellent camping opportunities, which compliment the nearby Lake Champlain experience. Peru is overflowing with its wide choices of campgrounds. The Twin Ponds Resort Campsites provides a pine forest that is both private and boasts of a two acre sized pond. Birchwood Campgrounds offers beautiful nature and peace and quiet. It lies across from two different golf courses, and is a mere five miles distance from Lake Champlain. Ausable Pines Campgrounds caters to both tent campers and those with RV's. Campsites are wooded, and the ammenities at this all inclusive camp ground include a playground, swimming pool, and fishing. Another choice is the Iroquois Rv Park & Campground. 

Peru provides a wealth of camping accommodations, but there are also great hotels, B&Bs and more. There are cottages on Lake Champlain that you can rent at Cedars on the Lake right in Peru, NY. The Shamrock Hotel offers you quiet, safe, and clean accommodations at an affordable price.