Like many Adirondack towns, Ticonderoga is known for what it offers outdoors. Hiking trails, rivers, woods, and of course, the two lakes it’s nestled between, from which it gets its name (generically meaning land between two waters). But of course, Ticonderoga has so much MORE to offer – unique attractions, historic adventures, exciting museums and MORE … we just couldn’t contain this list to 10 things. So, without further ado we present: Top Things To Do in Ticonderoga!
Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000 acres of America’s most historic landscape, located on the shores of Lake Champlain and nestled between New York’s Adirondack and Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, and helped forge a nation.
Star Trek Original Series Set Tour
Located in downtown Ticonderoga you will find a complete recreation of the original Star Trek series sets, using the original blueprints. These sets have been licensed by CBS and have been regularly visited by many of the original series actors, including William Shatner. You will want to be sure to stop by to visit the final frontier at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour!
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
One of the most commonly asked questions from visitors to Ticonderoga is how our name got on the Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. The answer to that question and to so many others can be found at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum! The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum delves into the industrial history of Ticonderoga and the important role it played in shaping our town.
Ticonderoga Historical Society
The Ticonderoga Historical Society diligently works to preserve and showcase our local and regional historical contributions. Housed in the beautiful “Hancock House,” the museum is home to three floors of collections, exhibits, and hosts an array of programs throughout the year.
Ti Arts: Downtown Gallery
The Ti Arts: Downtown Gallery is truly the hub for the artist community of the Ticonderoga Area. The exhibits regularly rotate to display the talent of our local artists. The Downtown Gallery is completely staffed by volunteers whose artwork adorns the space. Separated into two spaces, one room is utilized by member artists to display their work, while the second room is used as a showroom for themed exhibits, or special guest artist spotlights on the event schedule.
Ti Triple Play
A three for one of fun! The Ti Triple Play consists of the beautiful 18 hole Ticonderoga Golf Course, the driving range and 18 hole miniature golf course at Five Nations Golf, and the platform tennis courts at Northern Lake George Paddle. All three options of Ti Triple Play are located within 3 miles of each other. Try them together or spread out the fun!
Ticonderoga Farmers Market
Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market, located in historic downtown Ticonderoga, offers community members and visitors to the region an opportunity to shop for fresh and local produce, meats, products, and more. The market hosts special events, kid’s activities, and live music throughout the season.
Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park
A visit to Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park offers limitless recreational opportunities. Fishing, kayaking, walking, playing on the playground ... there is even a full disc golf course. It’s the perfect location for quiet picnics, rowdy ball games, and everything in between!
LaChute River Trail
The LaChute River Trail is a scenic walk that runs over 4 miles throughout Ticonderoga. The trail offers wonderful views of the river and plenty of places to stop and relax! Maps of the trail can be found at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or Ticonderoga Heritage Museum.
Hiking is a favorite pastime in any Adirondack community. Two favorite trails in Ticonderoga are Cook Mountain, which is part of the Lake George Land Conservancy and Mount Defiance, access to which is included with the purchase of tickets to Fort Ticonderoga.
Downtown Ticonderoga is a trailhead for the Empire State Trail. There is a bike station conveniently located next to the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and includes a bike rack, map, and benches.
Lake George and Lake Champlain
The thing that makes Ticonderoga most unique is its access to not only one but two of the country’s most beautiful lakes. Located between Lake George and Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga gives you endless options of water activities – boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, relax; the choice is yours!
No vacation would be complete without doing a little retail therapy and the shops in Ticonderoga are here to help! A complete listing of all of our retail establishments can be found on www.ticonderogany.com.
By now you’ve surely worked up an appetite. Whether you’re ready for some down-home comfort food or something a little more sophisticated, we have all of your dining needs covered. A full listing of our restaurants can be found at www.ticonderogany.com.
While visiting the Ticonderoga Area, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is available to help you plan every step of your trip. For more information, call 518-585-6619 or go to www.ticonderogany.com