Retrace historic footsteps with a foliage tour that looks out over Lake Champlain from the top of Mount Defiance. Lake Champlain, mountains on both sides, and wonderful winding roads.
Striking shoreline vantage points. Crown Point Visitor Information Center. Many service and dining options.
Approximate travel time: 3 hours
Length: 93 miles
Highlights and side trips:
The Champlain Monument at Crown Point Bridge
Fort Ticonderoga (Ticonderoga)
Forts at Crown Point (Crown Point)
Iron Center (Port Henry)
Hancock House (Ticonderoga)
Mount Defiance over Fort Ticonderoga
Directions: In the town of Westport, you will pick up Route 22 south. Following along the shore of Lake Champlain, your trip will take you through Port Henry, Crown Point, and into Ticonderoga. A fall visit to the landmark Fort Ticonderoga should also be on your itinerary. A higher vantage point is Mount Defiance over Fort Ticonderoga.