Rosslyn is perched on the Adirondack shore of Lake Champlain in Essex, New York. Unlike the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, the “Adirondack Coast” which comprises much of the western shore of the sixth greatest lake in the United States, exhibits an enduring colonial heritage unlike the more recent Adirondack rustic camps located further inland. Historic Essex boasts one of the most intact, best preserved collections of early 19th century architecture in the country. Serving as a gateway community since the late 1700s, Essex remains an important crossroads today. The Essex-Charlotte ferry connects New York State with Vermont, while nearby NYS Route 87 and Amtrack trains connect Montreal, Albany and New York City.