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NESTLED JUST NORTH OF THE BEAUTIFUL NEW CROWN POINT CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE, the Town of Moriah and the Port Henry area offer the best of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

This website helps you to learn about life and recreation here along with the rich history of Moriah's distinctive hamlets.  



As visitors have done for centuries, take some time to search for Champ, the famed Lake Champlain monster rumored to live off the shores of Port Henry.  Even if you don't spy our famous resident, you will find amazing lakefront campgrounds, quaint lodging, a variety of restaurants, endless outdoor recreational opportunities, historic sites, attractions, public art and hometown events!  And, for a complete list of businesses, search the entire directory.


PH mural


Winter 2022 Local Events:



The Moriah Challenge is on!

The Moriah Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the second year of the "Moriah Challenge" is off to a great start!

To complete the "Moriah Challenge," hikers must complete all four local Champlain Area Trails (CATS) hikes, which include Belfry Mountain, Big Hollow/Coot Hill, Cheney Mountain, and Crowfoot Pond trails.

Anyone who successfully completes the challenge and submits their information will receive a commemorative embroidered patch to celebrate their accomplishment. To claim a patch, hikers should provide the Moriah Chamber of Commerce with the dates the trails were hiked.

The Moriah Chamber is accepting donations for the challenge patches, with $10 each suggested to cover our costs. This way we will be able to keep the Moriah Challenge going, no matter how many hikers complete it. The donation system came about because we have finite funds that we can raise for patches and we were completely overwhelmed by the response last year. We ran out of patches early in the season and had to disappoint many hikers who asked for them. We feel the donation system is a fair way to make sure patches are available for everyone who completes the challenge.

Successful challenge participants should bring their hike information and donation to the Moriah Chamber of Commerce office at 4317 Main Street in Port Henry to claim their patch. Alternatively, the patches can be arranged by emailing us at moriahchamber@gmail.com and a confirmation letter and a patch will be mailed.

The Moriah Challenge is a family-friendly event designed for adults and children with limited hiking experience, and can be completed in a short amount of time.  

Following are brief descriptions of the hikes that comprise the challenge:

Belfry Mountain Trail
The trail is an easy, quick hike that rewards hikers with views of the high peaks of the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains of Vermont, plus the Champlain Valley, then Belfry Mountain. The trail also features a fire tower. Belfry Mountain Trail is a short 0.35 mile hike along a gravel road with spectacular views.

Big Hollow/Coot Hill Trail

Hikers can walk along an un-maintained portion of Lang Road or drive the rough road to an old cemetery. From the cemetery, the hike is about a quarter mile to an amazing overlook. This 0.5 mile round trip will rewards hikers with stunning views of Big Hollow and a panoramic vista of the Champlain Valley.

Cheney Mountain Trail
The trail is located on property owned by the Town of Moriah. Views from lookouts along side trails near the 1347 foot summit include the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east and some of the Adirondack High Peaks to the west. The total round trip of this hike is two miles.

Crowfoot Pond Trail

The six mile trail is relatively flat with only a slight gain in elevation. This old forest road turned foot trail starts to climb through an evergreen forest as it passes over the low shoulder of Stiles Hill on the left. The trail reaches the pond and passes beyond it. The trail eventually ends at private property on the north Shore of Crowfoot Pond, marking the point for the return hike. 

 Moriah Challenge



 Learn to Sail

Port Henry is home to a fleet of six J24s, “The Worldʼs Most Popular One-Design Keelboat.” This year racing every Wednesday evening and many weekends is scheduled. We are looking for sailors. Sailing/racing experience is helpful but not necessary. We will help you get started and practice skills with weekend “Learn to Sail” clinics. Come to the old Velez Marina, now the newly renovated Port Henry Marina, (just north of town) Wednesday evenings 5 p.m. starting mid-May. There is no cost.  More info.

This Website

This shared website includes the official pages for the Town of Moriah, as well as online resources for residents and visitors.  Additional pages have been developed by the Moriah Chamber of Commerce.

Contact us:

  • Moriah Chamber of Commerce, (518) 250-1050 (dial all 10 digits).

or use the "Contact Us" form.


Other Websites and Videos of Interest

Public meeting held Apr. 8th, 2015, to explain the Mineville Pumped Energy Storage Project

Port Henry Timekeeper



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Moriah Chamber of Commerce.