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Crab Island

Historic Districts and Sites
Paddlers at north end of Crab Island. – Andy Sajor

Crab Island is located off the western shore of Lake Champlain near Cliff Haven in Plattsburgh. This roughly 40-acre island is only accessible by boat. It was once a significant site in the Battle of Plattsburgh and became the final resting place for 149 American and British sailors. Facilities include a small dock and a network of hiking trails.

Paddling the 1.5 miles of open water from Valcour Island to Crab can be challenging on a windy day, but there are many opportunities to stop along Crab's shoreline.

Crab Island Monument