One thing you can always count on in the Ticonderoga area is that there will be plenty of snow that falls each winter. What you can’t predict is exactly when that snow will fall. No matter what the weather during your visit to the Ticonderoga Area, you can be certain there are plenty of ways to enjoy the region.
Let it Snow: With a deluge of snow comes a plethora of winter activities you can take part in.
Snowmobiling: The Adirondack Trail Riders snowmobiling club does a wonderful job grooming and maintaining trails throughout the area. There is plenty of scenery to take in on over 28 miles of trails that connect Ticonderoga to Crown Point, Schroon Lake, and Moriah, and that also connect to a larger system of trails.
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing: Trails abound for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. From the Champlain Area Trails, Cook Mountain Preserve, and the LaChute River Trail there are plenty of options for all skill levels.
Ice Fishing: Ticonderoga’s unique placement between Lake George and Lake Champlain along with access to many smaller ponds makes it a great place for ice fishing. Stop in to Sentinel Outdoor Sports to pick up all of your ice fishing needs, including live bait!
Ice Skating: If gliding over the ice is your thing, grab your skates and head over to the Ticonderoga skating rink. The rink can be found off of Tower Avenue.
Sledding: This one is for the kids…or those that are kids at heart! The best spot in the area for sledding can be found at Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park in Ticonderoga or the park in Port Henry.
Capture the Moment: While you are creating wonderful winter memories, be sure those precious memories are captured forever. Ashley Rivers Photography can help you get the perfect shots of all of your winter fun!
Here Comes the Sun: Even if snow conditions are not ideal, there are plenty of things in the Ticonderoga Area to keep you entertained.
Digital History at Fort Ticonderoga: Even in the winter there is plenty happening at Fort Ticonderoga. Through their virtual digital history campaign, Fort Ticonderoga brings their award-winning educational programs right to you!
Arts: Ticonderoga Arts offers a virtual 3D tour of their Downtown Gallery. Check out the work of talented local artists from the comfort of your own home!
Pampering: Treat yourself to a day of pampering. Grab a massage at Mont Calm Apothecary or Creekside Therapeutic Massage or spend a day at the salon updating your hair or nails at Meraki Beauty Studio, Rebecca’s Hair Salon, or Vanity Hair. You can also treat yourself to a wonderfully unique gift from one of our local retailers. For a complete list of local retailers, check out the business directory at www.ticonderogany.com.
Restaurants: No matter the weather, you can always find a good bite to eat in the Ticonderoga area. Options vary from sit down dining, convenient take-out meals, and delivery. Whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, an energizing beverage, or just a cup of coffee and a sweet treat, eateries such as Boyea’s Grocery and Deli, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Elevate ADK Nutrition, EMA, Foraging Bear, Hot Biscuit Diner, Libby’s Bakery Café, and Madden’s Pub have you covered!
End of Winter Carnival: To celebrate the end of a long cold season, join us for our End of Winter Carnival, March 5 - 7! Due to COVID-19 regulations most activities will be virtual. Area businesses will be offering promotions and specials throughout the weekend, and a fireworks display will take place Saturday evening at Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park.
The Ticonderoga area is ready to thrill you this winter. Whether you are a snow bunny ready for some outdoor fun, or just looking to get cozy and take part in some enjoyable indoor activities, we have you covered. Don’t be left out in the cold! If you need assistance planning your visit, our team at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help! Give us a call and we can put together a winter itinerary for you that you will love…no matter the weather!