Old Dock Restaurant, Lake Champlain

On the shore of Lake Champlain in Essex, NY.


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About the place:

The Old Dock Restaurant is a popular location on the western (NY) shore of Lake Champlain and looks across to the Eastern (Vermont) shore. It is good for watching ducks and other water birds, and a reliable place to spot Bald Eagles flying, perching or fishing nearby while you are dining and sipping a local beer.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Tufted Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Goldeneye, Common Merganser (Goosander) 
  • Bald Eagle, Double-crested Cormorant, Common Loon


  • Lake and distant mountains
  • Good views from inside and out


  • Local seafood, fish, meat and vegetables
  • Specialities lobster and  chowder
  • At least 6 beers on draft, including local ales
  • Open: Daily during the season
  • Accommodation: No


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Location: New York State, USA

  • 2754 Essex – Charlotte Ferry, Essex, New York 12936

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