Another of our Essex on Lake Champlain businesses has attracted some press this summer! The Old Dock House Restaurant is one of many stops Kim and Pam Ladd have made on their journey through the Adirondacks as they work on their book Happy Hour in the High Peaks.
“Together they visit pubs, bars and taverns with the goal of selecting the top 46 bars in the Adirondack Park” (Adirondack Almanack). Maybe one of our local spots will make that final list?
They seem pleased with the Old Dock and repeatedly refer to it as an escape. Perhaps all the boats and boat paraphernalia make it easy to feel as if you could just sail away across the lake?
This is another we will have to categorize as one of our museum finds. The décor appears to be a salvage operation in progress; odd posts and lintels serve aesthetic, if not structural, purpose. Randomly scattered fishing buoys and markers bob from walls and ceiling in a conglomeration of color. Moored on shelves, model sailing vessels pick up breezes in their sails, using their most effective lines. […]
Located right next to the Charlotte-Essex ferry landing, the Old Dock House is a perfect escape, whether arriving by car, boat or ferry. If for no other reason, go for the view. The season is short, however. By November, the Old Dock is probably hanging in the Caribbean, relaxing and rejuvenating. (Adirondack Almanack)