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08/17/2015 - TICONDEROGA HOSTS STAR TREK CONVENTION LABOR DAY WEEKENDTiconderoga, N.Y. - A lineup of A-List stars and writers, tours of the original sets, episode screenings and more Star Trek activities will be featured at the "Trekonderoga" convention, held in Ticonderoga, N.Y. September 4-6, 2015.The convention, being held in historic Ticonderoga, will sport a line-up of Star Trek A-List stars and writers, tours of the original Desilu Studio Star Trek sets, screenings of early episodes as well as New... [READ MORE]
08/04/2015 -  Combining puzzle-solving and testing knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! will be open beginning August 14. Visitors are invited to test their navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s new six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden.  Fort Ticonderoga's maze, with a new 2015 design featuring the shape of Fort Ticonderoga and the year 1756... [READ MORE]
07/13/2015 - Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The 7th annual StreetFest will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Held in Historic Downtown Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Partnership is pleased to announce the variety of activities being hosted as Montcalm Street turns into a pedestrian mall open to the public! From shopping and live entertainment, to even Horse Drawn Wagon rides, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Fees... [READ MORE]
06/12/2015 - Westport on Lake Champlain, N.Y. - Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2015 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY on beautiful Lake Champlain. The 2015 summer series begins July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues every Thursday night through August 13 on the hillside amphitheater overlooking Lake Champlain known as the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and a picnic. The rain site is across Main Street/Route 22 in... [READ MORE]
05/26/2015 - (Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga will present the Eighth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 13. 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]
05/21/2015 - New shuttle service to Lake Champlain Region It’s the origin of the word “vacation.” Wealthy city dwellers in the late 1800s would “vacate” the stifling heat of the city and head north to explore the wilderness in the crisp mountain air of the Adirondack Mountains.  Today, the region remains a favorite year-round destination for people of all means, and although most visitors arrive by automobile, there are other ways to get to this special State Park.Amtrak’s Adirondack line links... [READ MORE]
04/13/2015 -  Westport, N.Y. - Champlain Area Trails (CATS) and friends invite all to participate in a full day celebration of community-connecting activities at the second Grand Hike on Saturday, May 9, 2015.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 from the Westport Hotel in Westport, N.Y., traversing along a mix of Champlain Area Trails and connecting roadways to the finish at the Essex Inn in Essex, N.Y. This year... [READ MORE]
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]
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