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One of the best ways to make the most out of a scenic drive, or bicycle trip, is to incorporate food, and an absolutely stunning ride for views and food in the Adirondacks is through the Lake Champlain region. To the east is Lake Champlain, a 490 square mile lake known as the fifth Great Lake. It's massive, majestic, and humbling. Aside from views of this lake, a drive in the region will have you coasting along the Ausable River...
Fort Ticonderoga has a lot of history to tell. After all, it has been in existence, in some way or another, since 1755. It has seen occupation by the British, French, Germans, and forces of an emerging nation: the United States of America. Today, you can visit the fort to learn all about that rich and complex history, but what makes the fort truly stand out as a special destination is the way that the past is brought to life. A visit to Fort...
In the mood for some scenic paddling on one of the nation's largest lakes where the views are gorgeous and the fun is plentiful? Head to Noblewood Park and Nature Preserve, located in the Town of Willsboro, where the 40-mile long Boquet River flows into Lake Champlain. The 69-acre property was created in partnership between the town and The Nature Conservancy to protect important shoreline habitats, wildlife, and plantlife. As a result, this...
Some of our little museums are frequently overlooked; however, they can be a wealth of information, particularly about topics that are out of sight. Within the village of Port Henry, town of Moriah, is a treasure of local historical information and interpretation. I often don't give a thought to what is beneath my feet, or ever have a chance to appreciate "place" from a bottom-up perspective. The Iron Center burrows beneath the familiar...
You can feel it in the air, sense it in the fervor of the spring peepers in the evening, and see the activity in the fuzzy-bottomed bumblebees: summer will soon be upon us. With the Adirondacks coming into their full summer glory, we can look to a great list of events to keep the fun constantly rolling. Here are some of the events not to be missed! Best 4th in the North Celebration Best 4th is a summer staple celebration here in the...
Choosing a place to stay on vaction can be the hardest part of the planning process. If you're like me and coming from a city, you might prefer serenity and no sounds of traffic. Or, perhaps you want to be close enough to the bustle. It often depends on the location, the amount of people you’re traveling with, and the time of year. What if there were a place that met all of your needs? DaCy Meadow Farm might just be that place. This...
Submitted by guest blogger Eileen Mowrey Referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, Ausable Chasm is an awe-inspiring sight and a one-of-a-kind adventure. With roaring waterfalls cascading through deep sandstone canyons, the stunning views are so powerful they will take your breath away. This beautiful destination has much more to offer than just vistas though. The wide variety of adventurous activities give visitors...
It will be an explosive summer at Fort Ticonderoga. I checked in with our friends there to learn about what is new and exciting in 2019. Continuing the tradition of reinventing itself each year, 2019 at Fort Ticonderoga will be set in 1758. It is a turbulent time with the French and Indian War raging across the land and the French forces hope to hold Fort Ticonderoga against the advancing British. Visitors will now be able to purchase daily...
Every morning, Chris Barber slips on a pair of full-length rubber boots, grabs his plastic bucket, push broom, and pool net, and heads outside to clean the ten ponds at the Essex County Fish Hatchery. The ponds aren't ponds in the traditional sense. They're made from concrete, kind of squared shaped, and housed beneath black netting that keeps predators at bay. Chris starts his day by standing thigh deep in the frigid water, scrubbing...
Blog by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce The Ticonderoga area offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the past through our rich history and historic attractions, present through recreational activities and scenic beauty, and even the future at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour. Experience all of this and so much more during your visit to the Ticonderoga area. Fort Ticonderoga: Fort Ticonderoga, originally Fort...
Spring and summer paddling The winter sun is getting higher and higher in the sky, which means that the snow and ice which have held tightly to the Champlain Valley for the past few months will soon be loosening their grip. After all, spring may just be beginning, but it isn’t too early to think about our upcoming paddling season. And the Champlain Valley presents lots of locations for paddling — some of which are best covered with...
Attention boaters! We know you want to get your boat out on Lake Champlain, whether to try the fishing, cruise past fabulous scenery, or experience all aspects of water recreation on this 400+ square mile playground. The Lake Champlain Region offers some of the best access to get out on this extensive body of water. Here are a few of the lake’s most accessible launches, along with a few other tips for a truly enjoyable day. Ticonderoga...
Blog by Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce While the temperatures are still cold in the Adirondacks, the smell of spring's arrival is in the air and plans for the year ahead are being finalized. With so much happening throughout the Ticonderoga area we encourage you to make your overnight reservations (rooms are filling fast) as soon as possible and experience all the area has to offer. As spring approaches, many of our attractions, museums...
Lake Champlain anglers already have spring fever to get out and try for some of the lake's top sporting fish; lake trout, salmon, and northern pike. Abruptly following ice out, generally by mid-April, you will find early season anglers trolling the waters near the Lake Champlain Bridge. Later in the season these fish will head north to deeper water and cooler temps, but early on there is some great laker, salmon and pike fishing to be...
A time of transition While winter currently still holds a tight grip on the landscape across the Champlain Valley, the longer days and the changing calendar are beginning to give us a glimpse that spring is coming. It begins with holes in the ice which has covered Lake Champlain for months. These are quickly filled by rafts of migrating waterfowl — particularly ducks — on their way north. The ducks are soon joined by other...