Valcour Island Heritage Trail

A guide to the historic 20th century camps on Valcour Island

The Valcour Island Heritage Trail is a 7.5-mile loop and will take about 4-5 hours to complete. Trails are open year round; however, the best time of the year to walk the island is during the spring or fall. Then, most campsites are unoccupied and the brush and insects have yet to flourish. The best way to visit the sites is by using a handheld GPS, or a GPS-enabled smart phone, using the map and GPS waypoints in this guide. You can also follow the trail descriptions. The Valcour Island Heritage Trail Guide is available on the Clinton County Historical Association website at:

The content for the guide to the ‚ÄúValcour Island Heritage Trail‚ÄĚ was created by Kevin Kelley, inspired and supported by the research of Roger Harwood in conjunction with the Clinton County Historical Association. Graphic design and printing was provided through a grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership. The photographs are courtesy of the Clinton County Historical Association unless otherwise noted. Learn more about the 20th century maps by visiting the Bluff Point Lighthouse open Summer Sundays 1-3. Additional GPS coordinates to points of interest not included in the guide can be found at:¬†

If you have any information or questions please visit the Clinton County Historical Association at 98 Ohio Ave, Plattsburgh, NY 12903, or contact (518) 561-0340,¬†[email protected].