Essex-Whallonsburg Entrepreneurs Meeting

Essex and Whallonsburg businesses unite to discuss alliance on December 10, 2013!

Wow! I am thrilled with the great feedback and a flurry of new additions to the growing list of people doing business in Essex, who'da thunk? I believe we are an Entrepreneurial Magnet. (Just check out the tags listed below to see our large group of local entrepreneurs, and the list is probably missing some!) We will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00pm at the Essex Town Hall to discuss how we as a part of the community can come together to promote Essex, on and off Main … [Read more...]

Essex Charlotte Ferry Schedule Late Fall 2013

Tugboats playing on Lake Champlain between the Old Dock Restaurant in Essex, NY and the busy ferry dock.

On November 4th the Essex-Charlotte ferry crossing will soon shift to its late fall schedule. The ferry will arrive on the hour all day. Late Fall Schedule Operates: November 4-December 30 Departs NY: 6:30 am-8:30 pm Departs VT: 6:00 am-8:00 pm You can see the complete schedule and ticket prices on the Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT) website. There may be delays due to weather conditions. If you depend the ferry for your transportation needs and want up to date information you can text … [Read more...]

Essex Charlotte Ferry Schedule Early Fall 2013

Essex-Charlotte ferry

Lake Champlain ferries are shifting their schedules along with the season. The Essex-Charlotte ferry crossing has begun operating on its early fall hours as of September 3. Our Essex ferry schedule is as follows: The early fall schedule has begun. Running hours are from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on the Charlotte, Vermont side, and from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm in Essex, NY.  The ferry will arrive every half hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Vermont side and from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on the New York … [Read more...]

Ferry Commuter Card Update

LCT commuter card

With the discontinuation of the round trip tickets commuters on Lake Champlain's ferries might be interested to know they have an option other than buying a one way ticket every trip. How would you like to have a handy little card you can just give to the teller and swipe when you want to cross the lake? Well, LCT calls it the commuter card! You may be asking what is the big benefit to this card? Besides not having to dig around for enough change to buy a ticket every time you go to the ferry … [Read more...]

The Old Dock Restaurant

Welcome to The Old Dock Restaurant in Essex, NY

The Old Dock Restaurant in Essex, NY is open for the season, and there are several exciting changes to the menu. The Old Dock Restaurant is a seasonal restaurant and bar... [accessible] by automobile, private boat [and ferry]... Slips are available for our guests who arrive by boat. Passengers on the Charlotte-Essex ferry have the option to leave their automobiles in the free parking lot at Charlotte and when they arrive in Essex stroll a few feet to the Old Dock. Parking is available on site … [Read more...]

Ferry Commuter Card Rate Increase

LCT commuter card

For those who take frequent trips across Lake Champlain on the Essex-Charlotte ferry, you may be interested in acquiring the LCT commuter card to save some money. This card is especially useful since the discontinuation of the round trip tickets. There is a 30% discount on one-way tickets with the card! Learn more about how the commuter card works here. However, there is an upcoming monetary change that commuter card holders must be aware of! As of May 1, 2013, the minimum purchase and … [Read more...]

Storm Delayed Essex Ferry

Essex-Charlotte ferry crossing, Charlotte dock.

Nature can be unpredictable and damaging, so it is best to be cautious and keep abreast of weather updates during dangerous weather. "Hurricane Sandy" is now affecting the East Coast, and we are certain to feel some of its effects. Travel plans are being thwarted. I know several people stranded because of flight cancellations, but a transportation service much closer to home has experienced problems: the Essex-Charlotte ferry! Yesterday there were delays with the ferry because of the high … [Read more...]

Fall Essex Ferry Schedule

Essex-Charlotte ferry

The season is beginning to change, and the Lake Champlain ferries are shifting their schedule along with it. The Essex-Charlotte ferry crossing has begun operating on its early fall hours as of September 4. Our Essex ferry schedule is as follows: Fall Ferry Hours The early fall schedule has begun. Running hours are from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on the Vermont side, and from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm in Essex, NY.  The ferry will run every half hour from 10:00 am to 5:00pm on the Vermont side and from 10:30 … [Read more...]

Essex-Charlotte Ferry Schedule 2012

Charlotte-Essex crossing

Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT) has updated the Essex-Charlotte ferry schedule on their website. The Essex-Charlotte ferry is currently running on the spring schedule. The New York side crossing in Essex is now open from 6:30 am-8:30 pm and the Vermont side from 6 am-8 pm. There will be a ferry available every half hour from 10:30 am-5:30 pm (Essex) and 10 am-5 pm (Charlotte), but before and after those times there will only be one ferry running, so there will only be rides every … [Read more...]

Ferry Hours Increase!

LCT ferry

The Essex-Charlotte ferry has increased its hours already this spring! This is earlier than usual. Perhaps because of the unexpected good weather and short winter? The New York side crossing is now open from 6:30 am-8:30 pm and the Vermont side from 6 am-8pm. You can view the complete schedule on the Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT) website ferries.com. You can also view ticket prices there. If you depend the ferry for your transportation needs and want up to date information you can text … [Read more...]