Mount Defiance, owned by Fort Ticonderoga, has a toll road to its historic summit. An interpretive tour is provided daily at the summit at 4 p.m. during the Fort's open season. Admission to Fort Ticonderoga includes free access to Mount Defiance or an automated gate will accept credit cards.
The views from this road are fantastic. The road climbs at a continuous grade as it gains elevation above Lake Champlain. As you approach the top you will see cannons resting along the ridge overlooking Fort Ticonderoga.
How to get there: In Ticonderoga, head south on Route 9N and turn left on Montcalm Street in 0.75 mile, then turn right on Champlain Avenue in 0.6 mile. Follow Champlain Avenue for a short distance, turn left on Defiance Street, and look for the toll road on the right.
Elevation: 845 feet
Distance: 1.1 miles