What do apparel, home décor, children’s clothing and activities, treats, soaps, and signs all have in common? Well, pretty much anywhere in the world these things would have nothing in common, but in downtown Ticonderoga there is a place where all of these items, and more, come together to make a charming store.

The Adirondack Trading Post is not only a unique shop that offers a wide variety of items, it is a cooperative of artists and makers whose works come together as a cohesive collection of goods and gifts. The shop is comprised of 5 main creators who run the day-to-day business, splitting the schedule to staff the store.

An exterior shot of the store, which is based in an unsuspecting house along the road. An open sign flies in the wind.

One of the main creators of The Adirondack Trading Post is Scarlette Merfeld, who operates the Ticonderoga Trading Post. Scarlette creates candles, magnets, seasonal decorations, drinkware, treats, and much more. Many of her items have a primitive aesthetic lending to a feeling of simplistic charm. Of course, this makes for wonderful gifts.

Fall decorations on display.
Seasonal handmade cards on a large display

Huddy & Co., operated by Jaimee Kuhl, specializes in apparel. Featuring unique t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, decals, and more, Huddy and Co. designs are sure to please! Jaimee can also fully customize items to suit any need. Your next favorite shirt is sure to be a Huddy & Co.!

Hats with printed sayings on the front
Shirts, hats, and blankets for sale

Don’t forget the kids! Katie Andersen, who operates the local children’s museum, Punky Noodles, provides an array of children’s toys, games, activities, and clothing. Whether you’re looking to expand your child’s mind or their wardrobe, Punky Noodles has them covered!

Brightly colored kid clothing for sale
Fun games for kids including puzzles and creative activities.

North Road Soap Co. operated by Cody Lang, supplies hand-crafted soaps, balms, sprays, and scrubs. With a line that is always growing and scents which are ever-changing, you never know what you will find … or fall in love with!

Soap and lotions for sale and on display. The picture even smells good.
Colorful handmade soap from North Road Soap Co.

Michele Holcomb’s signs and decor from Down-Home Appeal will add a special touch to any home. In addition to general home décor, she offers an assortment of seasonal and holiday signs and other items. If you’re looking for a perfect gift for someone special, look no further!

Creative and cute signs on display.
Signs on display for sale, including a large drawn map of Lake Champlain.

While the five main artisans that make up this cooperative offer a wide variety of items and gifts, they also welcome many other local creators to display their creations in the shop as well, further diversifying what the shop has to offer. This highlights a core principal this group believes in – supporting each other and those around them. While browsing the store you will see this theme repeated from the sign in the entrance that thanks customers for supporting their dreams to small stickers encouraging you to “root for each other." You’ll find it easy to root for this team as they offer a wonderful collection of quality, unique items. The Adirondack Trading Post is truly a shoppers’ delight.

Colorful and heartfelt messaging on signs in the store. Let's root for each other!

The Adirondack Trading Post is just the newest in a wonderful group of retail shops available in Ticonderoga and the Lake Champlain Region, which creates a diverse and interesting shopping experience. For a full list of retailers, go to www.TiconderogaNY.com or call the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619 for more information. We are here to help make your next trip legendary!