There are a number of great reasons to plan a vacation in the community of Ticonderoga New York, in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains region. Close to the northern waters of beautiful Lake George and close to Lake Champlain, this community offers an array of attractions year-round. Located off New York’s State Route 9, this is also part of the Lakes to Locks Passage. The passage is a scenic byway of interconnected waterways that include Lake Champlain, Lake George, the Hudson River and Champlain Canal. The byway connects northeastern New York and southern Quebec.
Visitors to this region will discover a number of fun activities take place throughout the year. Some of the main attractions include:
· Summer concerts, dances and theater shows stages by the Festival Guild on Montcalm Street. At Fort Ticonderoga, visitors will find a variety of events year round. They can witness reenactment events, see and smell the Kings Garden and visit Mount Defiance on top of a hill. Fort Carillon was constructed in 1755 by the French. Visitors who stop in at the fort can also learn more about the Battle of Ticonderoga, which took place during the French-Indian war.
The fort was taken over by the British in 1759.
The fort also boasts a number of Revolutionary War exhibits that tell the story of this area’s role during the battle for America’s independence.
The Ticonderoga, New York area is also home to a number of museums that offer a glimpse into the region’s past.
Playing a round or two is also possible in this majestic, mountainous region. Just pay a visit to the Ticonderoga New York Golf and Country Club along Route 9N. For more details, call 518-585-2801.
· Boaters will find the Snug Harbor Marina provides them access to beautiful Lake George. The marina offers boat rentals, along with sales, and has its own onsite dock for launches. Just call 518-585-2628 to find out more.
Where to Stay
Vacationers will also discover a host of hotels and motels await them in the area, including:
· Sugar Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast, four guest rooms, smoke free, full breakfast, open year round in nearby Crown Point at 225 Sugar Hill Road. Call 518-597-9545 to inquire about lodging.
Super 8 Motel, offers free breakfast, free high speed internet, handicapped-accessible rooms and is pet-friendly. This motel is located at 1144 Wicker St., at Route 74 and Route 9N. To find out more, call 518-585-2617.
Picking up a few odds and ends or exploring mementoes to bring home is simple in this area. Visitors to Ticonderoga New York will find a number of stores available to them, including:
· Rite Aid, just call 518-585-6787.
· Adirondack Furniture by George, 113 Montcalm St. Call 518-232-9143 for more information.
Where to Dine
Restaurants in the area include:
· Wagon Wheel Restaurant – This family style restaurant features omelet and pancake breakfasts, chicken lasagna and more for lunch and dinner. It has prime rib specials on the weekends, too. Find out more by calling 518-585-7755.
· Sentinel Grille – Just call 518-585-7657 to learn more about this local favorite.
The Carillion - A great restaurant for seafood lovers, this eatery is located at 61 Hague Road. Call 518-585-7416.
Fort View Inn on Route 22 - Eat on their porch overlooking Lake Champlain. It serves pasta, steak and seafood, among other dishes. Just call 518-585-7767.
· Five miles south of the Fort View find Eddie’s Restaurant. This family own and operated eatery serves Italian, steak, seafood and more. Call 518-585- 7030 for more information.