Corn Maze Scavenger Hunt debuts at Fort Ticonderoga

Heroic MazeTICONDEROGA, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga has added a new dimension to the Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure, which combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails. 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 included in Fort Ticonderoga's general admission price and will be open August 15 through October 14. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821.

The maze is divided into phases allowing two levels of difficulty and the chance to gain confidence in the smaller maze before tackling the main maze. The average journey will take from 20 minutes for the first phase up to an hour for the main maze.

New for 2012!

Archeology Quest in the Corn - Scavenger Hunt! Hidden in the maze are 8 stations each representing an artifact. Players are given a Quest Card to collect a stamp from each station. It takes perseverance and skill to find all the objects. Great fun for all ages!

Along with daily visitors to the Heroic Maze, school field trip groups, and other group tours, will have the fun opportunity to learn about Fort Ticonderoga's dramatic story while building teamwork skills as part of this interactive, interdisciplinary quest. In September and October, the Heroic Maze will be open for group visits on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am until 2 pm. Registration is required.

In late October, the Heroic Maze opens after dark for Flashlight Nights. Conquer the maze guided by only your flashlight and question stations found along the pathways. Tickets will be available for October 19, 20, 26, and 27. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged for this popular fall event!

Fort Ticonderoga developed the Heroic Maze with a professional maze design company from Utah that used computer technology to translate intricate designs onto the landscape, creating a fun and exciting quest.

The agricultural history at Fort Ticonderoga dates to 1756 when the French built the Garrison Gardens below the walls of the Fort. Today the formal display King's Garden, along with educational Discovery Gardens, protected battlefields, sustainable modern farming practices, and the corn maze continue this legacy. All proceeds from the Heroic Maze support Fort Ticonderoga's mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.

Photo: Corn Mazes are fun for all ages! Photo courtesy of Fort Ticonderoga. 

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FORT TICONDEROGA
America's Fort
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. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga's 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 18 through October 18. The 2012 season features the Fort's newest exhibit Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America's Colonial Wars and Revolution which highlights over 150 of the museum's most important weapons and is a comprehensive and expanded reinterpretation of its world renowned historic arms collection! Visit www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Funding for the 2012 season is provided in part by Amtrak. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/directions for a special 2 for 1 Amtrak offer! Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.