Ticonderoga

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Explore stunning Adirondacks scenery and pick up insights into early American history in this charming town nestled between two lakes.

Ticonderoga’s name is derived from the old Mohawk term meaning “at the junction of two waterways.” The town sits in the heart of the Adirondacks between Lake George and Lake Champlain. This strategic location made Ticonderoga a hotbed of military activity during America’s early days.

Ticonderoga’s history comes to life at Fort Ticonderoga. The star-shaped stronghold was built by the French and later occupied by British and then American troops. It was caught up in the action of two wars and five battles. Tours and exhibits demonstrate the fort’s instrumental role in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Watch a live military tattoo, wander the gardens and attend a historical seminar.

Ticonderoga is perfectly situated for a day on the water. Lake George and Lake Champlain offer numerous fishing and boating opportunities. At the northern end of Lake George is Black Point Public Beach, known in particular for its spectacular views of Rogers Rock. Play a game of beach volleyball, roll out a picnic spread and take a dip in the waters. Connecting the two lakes is La Chute River. Hike along the LaChute River Walk and enjoy its beautiful scenery.

You might recognise the name Ticonderoga from yellow lead pencils. The town is home to masses of graphite ore, which was mined by the American Graphite Company and used to make the classic Dixon-Ticonderoga pencil. Learn all about this history at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. The cultural attraction also focuses on the town’s once-thriving paper mill as well as its other industries.

The best way to get to Ticonderoga is by car. Public transportation isn’t available in most Adirondack towns, so a vehicle is essential to visit the historic and natural attractions of this New York town. Be sure to fill up on gas, because service stations are few and far between. There is also a daily train that runs south to New York City and north to Montreal.

Where to stay in Ticonderoga

Super 8 by Wyndham Ticonderoga
Super 8 by Wyndham Ticonderoga
2.5 out of 5
1144 Wicker St, Ticonderoga, NY, 12883
The price is Rs7,413 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Ticonderoga. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (763 reviews)
"Close to beautiful Paradox Lake and Lake George."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022

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Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
260 Burgoyne Road, Ticonderoga, NY, 12883
The price is Rs10,654 per night from 12 Sep to 13 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ticonderoga. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (474 reviews)
"It was quite even with a function going on in the dining area."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2022

Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites
Circle Court Motel
Circle Court Motel
2.5 out of 5
6 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, NY, 12883
The price is Rs7,726 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this motel in Ticonderoga. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Historical Society ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (32 reviews)
"The room was very clean and pleasant Water pressure in shower was low but water was hot"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

Circle Court Motel
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Sunset Mountain Lodge
Sunset Mountain Lodge
3 out of 5
7296 Route 8, Brant Lake, NY, 12815
Stay at this 3-star beach cottage in Brant Lake. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Discover genuine guest reviews for Sunset Mountain Lodge ...
3/5 (4 reviews)
"Very friendly. And a great location. The owner was very pleasant"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2018

Sunset Mountain Lodge
Kamp Koby in Fair Haven
Kamp Koby in Fair Haven
3.5 out of 5
Fair Haven, VT
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Fair Haven. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Lake Hortonia and Beebe Pond are located nearby. Discover ...
Kamp Koby in Fair Haven
Kamp Koby - GetAway
Kamp Koby - GetAway
2 out of 5
96 Lhcs Rd, Fair Haven, VT, 05743
Stay at this cabin in Fair Haven. Enjoy free parking, a terrace and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Lake Hortonia and Beebe Pond are located nearby. ...
Kamp Koby - GetAway
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