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, and seasonal eateries will open bringing a renewed sense of energy to the region. This is a sure sign of spring and the warmer weather ahead.
Whatever the season, the Ticonderoga area offers a wide variety of unsurpassed scenic beauty, rich history, arts and cultural opportunities, and recreational activities. Did you know that in one day you can experience our rich history by visiting our historic sites and museums, as well as the future at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour? You can also experience Lake Champlain (Ticonderoga Ferry Landing & Boat Launch) and Lake George (Ticonderoga Black Point Beach, Mossey Point Boat Launch, Snug Harbor Marina) all without leaving Ticonderoga.
Must-do events this spring
- Ti’ Coustics at the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge
- Trivia Night at Maddens Pub
- Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Fever Series (March and April)
- Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom
- Best 4th In The North Night at Maddens Pub
- Taste of Ti
- Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations Hague
- Memorial Day Weekend Celebration and Fireworks in Crown Point
- Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Fort Ticonderoga
- William Shatner Weekend at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour
- Ti Triathlon
Must-do attractions and sites to see this spring
- Fort Ticonderoga! Fort Ticonderoga opens May 4 for the 2019 season. They are open seven days a week, starting on this date.
- Star Trek Original Series Set Tour
- Hancock House! Home to the Ticonderoga Historical Society!
- Ticonderoga Heritage Museum (opens in May)
- Penfield Homestead Museum (opens in May)
- Crown Point State Historic Site
- Ti Triple Play (Ticonderoga Golf Course, Five Nations Mini Golf and Driving Range, and Northern Lake George Paddle).
- Lachute River Trail and Bicentennial Park/Lachute Falls
- Ticonderoga Arts Gallery
- Ticonderoga Fire Museum/Hall of Flame
- Fort Ti Ferry
Some other suggestions you may want to add to your travel itinerary
- Hiking can be a great way to experience the area. While spring does bring some mud it also brings fresh grass, flowers, and the sounds, sights, and smells of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Champlain Area Trails (CATS) as well as Lake George Land Conservancy maintain trails throughout the region in addition to the NYS trails that can be accessed. CATS will also be hosting a number of guided hikes.
- Experience some of the local food! The area offers an array of fantastic dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Do not forget about Michigans (ask us if you do not know what one is — you will want to try this during your visit), Soft serve ice cream, and many other local favorites you can get from some of the seasonal and year round eateries.
- You will also want to plan to do a little spring shopping during your stay. Be sure to visit the The Candy Corner, The Country Florist & Gifts, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, Ticonderoga Paint & Decorating, Tromblees Greenhouse & Gifts, Gunnisons Orchard, Bakery, & Gifts, Ticonderoga Hidden Treasures and Brookwood Country Store. The area also has an array of crafters, artisians, and small businesses who offer unqiue and personal gifts.