(Ticonderoga, NY) Winter is a great time to get outside, explore and learn at Fort Ticonderoga, America's Fort! Fort Ticonderoga's new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, January 22, at 2 pm with a "Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek" led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski.
Discover Fort Ticonderoga's landscape while exploring the wide variety of tree species that grow along the shores of Lake Champlain near the historic Fort and King's Garden. This one-hour trek will feature the study of both deciduous and evergreen species, fabulous winter vistas overlooking the lake, and the opportunity to explore hidden corners of the peninsula. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.
Participants must provide their own snowshoes. In the case of no snow cover, winter hiking boots should be worn. Please dress for weather conditions. Helpful items to bring along include binoculars, camera, hand lens, and small notebook and pencil. The Snowshoe Trek begins in the main parking lot at Fort Ticonderoga. The gate opens at 1:30 for the program.
Join Fort Ticonderoga for additional programs in the Fort Fever Series scheduled for February 12, March 25, and April 22.
The Fort Fever Series is one of several new education initiatives at Fort Ticonderoga in 2012! You can learn more about these new programs, including the Material Matters Seminar, the Garden & Landscape Symposium, and the Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain, by visiting the Fort's website at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org and selecting the "Explore and Learn" button.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga's "Fort Fever Series" begins January 22 with a Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek.
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, tours, demonstrations and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. 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.
For Further Information Contact:
January 6, 2012 Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821