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.