Part of National Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity
(Ticonderoga, NY) Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure is part of a national initiative called Lets Move! Museums & Gardens dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity. Lets Move! is supported through the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and connects 2000 museums and gardens and nearly 200 million visitors to this alarming issue impacting children across America. The national initiative provides opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and will promote physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.
As part of the national initiative The Heroic Maze at Fort Ticonderoga offers children the opportunity to be immersed in a six-acre life-size puzzle cut out in the shape of the Fort and includes more than 2 miles of trails. Children of all ages are challenged to test their navigational skills by answering clues related to Fort Ticonderoga's history and geography will actively exploring the trails to solve the puzzle.
Fort Ticonderoga is a leader in educational programs and is committed to a comprehensive strategy that puts children on the path to a healthy future while engaging them in its defining history. Beth Hill, Executive Director, said "Fort Ticonderoga is a natural fit for this initiative because the Fort's 2000 acres offers families outdoor spaces where they can engage in physical activity. The Heroic Maze in particular offers a unique and fun way to challenge children physically and intellectually through exploration in a life-size puzzle at one of America's most significant historic sites."
Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! is open through October 20 and offers special field trip opportunities. Tickets for the maze are $10 for adults and $7 for children 3 yrs-12 yrs. of age and can be combined with Fort admission for a special package rate. Special group rates are offered. Tickets can be purchased at Fort Ticonderoga admission area located in the Log House. Visit www.fortticonderoga.org for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821. The Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! is sponsored by Lake George RV and McDonalds of Ticonderoga.
Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a private not-for-profit historic site and museum that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation and tours, garden tours, demonstrations and exhibits daily from 9:30 am - 5 pm, May 20 - October 20. A full schedule and information on events can be found at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org or phone (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, New York.
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