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02/09/2015 -  (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience an exciting living history event and battle re-enactment at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle on Snowshoes on Saturday, February 21, from 10 am – 4 pm! Visit the French Garrison in the middle of winter inside Fort Ticonderoga and tour through opposing pickets of British rangers and French soldiers, both well trained and adapted to frontier, winter warfare. At 2 pm on Saturday, visitors will experience the hectic tree to tree... [READ MORE]
01/14/2015 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization and major cultural destination, has announced that waterway tours will be offered beginning in the spring of this year.  The acquisition of the Carillon cruise boat is part of a larger Fort Ticonderoga waterway recreation and transportation initiative that is anticipated to continue to develop over the next several years.“Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its cultural destination... [READ MORE]
10/02/2014 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Discover family-fun of historic proportions this October at Fort Ticonderoga with evening programs including Garrison Ghost Tours and Maze by Moonlight. Explore the unexplained past filled with legends and haunts by joining Fort Ticonderoga’s museum staff as they present Garrison Ghost Tours offered on October 10 and 24 at 8 pm; gates open at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $35 per person, limited space is available, and advanced registration is required. Find your way... [READ MORE]
09/15/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 27. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the King’s Garden’s heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports; take part in family-fun activities including horse drawn wagon rides and sack races; and... [READ MORE]
09/03/2014 - It’s time to celebrate the Adirondack Harvest!  Adirondack Harvest, the community-based farm and local food development and promotion program of Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension, is celebrating the fall harvest season with several food events. Adirondack Harvest Coordinator Laurie Davis says, “We hope to see support for our local farmers through great community turnout for these events.  The goal is to celebrate the fall harvest season while educating the public about local... [READ MORE]
08/11/2014 - Designed in the shape of the FortHeroic Maze welcomes visitors August 15-October 19(Ticonderoga, NY)  What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails?  Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze:  A Corn Maze Adventure!  Beginning August 15, test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s new six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden. The Heroic Maze is... [READ MORE]
07/18/2014 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Two ferries and a bridge will connect visitors and residents to dozens of events celebrating the Lake Champlain Region from August 1-17. “Bridging Champlain - a NY-VT Celebration” comprises a vast collection of events and activities including concerts, art exhibits, historic reenactments, fairs and fishing tournaments in the south-central portion of the Lake Champlain Region in New York and Vermont that are all open to the public during the first two weeks in August.The... [READ MORE]
07/10/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort’s American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada.  The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to this reenactment event is included in a Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket.  The Surprising American Retreat:Highlighted programming featured throughout the weekend... [READ MORE]
07/02/2014 - Ticonderoga, NY – March 24, 2014 - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce that they will host the 6th Annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Downtown Ticonderoga from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is held on Montcalm Street in the heart of Historic Ticonderoga, NY.  StreetFest will include a variety of local businesses offering promotions, specials, and sidewalk sales as well as an array of food options, street vendors, arts and... [READ MORE]
06/24/2014 - Westport, N.Y. - Soundwaves, a free summer concert series in Ballard Park in Westport, N.Y. begins July 3 at 7:30 p.m. with Grammy award-winning trumpeter and series organizer Taylor Haskins.At the inaugural series event, Haskins will be performing music from his critically acclaimed album Fuzzy Logic (released 2014 on Sunnyside Records). Supporting Haskins will be NYC legendary jazz guitarist Ben Monder and a string orchestra of 15 students from the Meadowmount School of Music. The band will... [READ MORE]
05/28/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga will present the Seventh Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 14. The commemoration of Scottish heritage and culture, as well as their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm.Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your own connection to Scottish culture, and explore the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army through a military timeline offered throughout the day.... [READ MORE]
05/20/2014 -  (Ticonderoga, New York) Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden opens for the season on May 24 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials!  As the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, the King’s Garden offers daily guided tours and self-guided activities for adults and children throughout the season.  The King’s Garden is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily, May 24 through October 13, 2014.  Admission to the... [READ MORE]
04/29/2014 - Crown Point, N.Y. - The Crown Point Bird Banding Association will host its 39th annual bird banding event on May 10 - 24 at the Crown Point State Historic Site.  Bird banding is an effort to identify and track different species of migratory birds that pass through the region every year, so as to better collect ecological data and improve conservation efforts.  The public is invited to visit the station during daylight hours. The Bird Conservation Area is located on the spacious... [READ MORE]
04/23/2014 - (Ticonderoga, NY)  Fort Ticonderoga kicks off the 2014 season May 10-11 with its “No Quarter” event recreating the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long recreation visitors will experience “America’s First Victory.” Throughout the weekend, visitors will explore this dramatic story from the perspectives of both the British garrison and the Green Mountain Boys and come face-to-face with the historical characters including Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.Two Camps... [READ MORE]
04/07/2014 - Westport, N.Y. - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) and friends invite all to participate in a full day celebration of community-connecting activities at the inaugural Grand Hike on Saturday, May 3, 2014.The Grand Hike is an “Inn to Inn” walk in the spirit of self-guided inn to inn walks made popular in Europe. Hikers will depart at 9 a.m. from the Westport Hotel in Westport, N.Y., traversing along a mix of Champlain Area Trails and scenic back roads to the finish at the Essex Inn in... [READ MORE]
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