Ticonderoga, NY

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Explore stunning Adirondacks scenery and pick up insights into early American history in this charming town nestled between two lakes.

Ticonderoga’s name is derived from the old Mohawk term meaning “at the junction of two waterways.” The town sits in the heart of the Adirondacks between Lake George and Lake Champlain. This strategic location made Ticonderoga a hotbed of military activity during America’s early days.

Ticonderoga’s history comes to life at Fort Ticonderoga. The star-shaped stronghold was built by the French and later occupied by British and then American troops. It was caught up in the action of two wars and five battles. Tours and exhibits demonstrate the fort’s instrumental role in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Watch a live military tattoo, wander the gardens and attend a historical seminar.

Ticonderoga is perfectly situated for a day on the water. Lake George and Lake Champlain offer numerous fishing and boating opportunities. At the northern end of Lake George is Black Point Public Beach, known in particular for its spectacular views of Rogers Rock. Play a game of beach volleyball, roll out a picnic spread and take a dip in the waters. Connecting the two lakes is La Chute River. Hike along the LaChute River Walk and enjoy its beautiful scenery.

You might recognize the name Ticonderoga from yellow lead pencils. The town is home to masses of graphite ore, which was mined by the American Graphite Company and used to make the classic Dixon-Ticonderoga pencil. Learn all about this history at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. The cultural attraction also focuses on the town’s once-thriving paper mill as well as its other industries.

The best way to get to Ticonderoga is by car. Public transportation isn’t available in most Adirondack towns, so a vehicle is essential to visit the historic and natural attractions of this New York town. Be sure to fill up on gas, because service stations are few and far between. There is also a daily train that runs south to New York City and north to Montreal.

Super 8 by Wyndham Ticonderoga
Super 8 by Wyndham Ticonderoga
2.5 out of 5
1144 Wicker St, Ticonderoga, NY
The price is $65 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in North Lake George, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Moses Ludington Hospital and Ticonderoga Historical Society. Star Trek: Original Series ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (722 reviews)
"Loved that it was a wood flor and not a rug in the room. Rom was pretty and clean. Young man at the front desk was very nice."

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Ticonderoga
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
260 Burgoyne Road, Ticonderoga, NY
The price is $128 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Located in North Lake George, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Fort Ticonderoga. Star Trek: Original Series ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (427 reviews)

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites
Moose lodge near Lake George
Moose lodge near Lake George
Ticonderoga, NY
The price is $250 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Ticonderoga vacation home is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake George, Star Trek: Original Series Set Tour and Ticonderoga Historical ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Thanksgiving 2021
"Very nice and clean property in a very nice location with Lake George and the village of Ticonderoga close by. The house is beautifully constructed and furnished. The kitchen is well supplied, only lacking food prep knives, a microwave heating dish and plastic wrap. The stove and oven, refrigerator, ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Moose lodge near Lake George
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Moose lodge near Lake George
Moose lodge near Lake George
Ticonderoga, NY
The price is $250 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Ticonderoga vacation home is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake George, Star Trek: Original Series Set Tour and Ticonderoga Historical ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Thanksgiving 2021
"Very nice and clean property in a very nice location with Lake George and the village of Ticonderoga close by. The house is beautifully constructed and furnished. The kitchen is well supplied, only lacking food prep knives, a microwave heating dish and plastic wrap. The stove and oven, refrigerator, ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Moose lodge near Lake George
Incredible Family Getaway Home With Boat Dock
Incredible Family Getaway Home With Boat Dock
Ticonderoga, NY
This family-friendly Ticonderoga vacation home is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake George and Ticonderoga Historical Society. Star Trek: ...
5/5 Exceptional! (68 reviews)
Absolutely Fantastic - Highly Recommend
"My boyfriend and our 2 Dogs drove up from Cincinnati yes, 12 hrs) to enjoy bringing in the New Year on Lake George. We loved every part of this adorable house right on the lake in Ticonderoga. The view was incredible, even with all of the fog, it was incredibly relaxing listening to the water and ..."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Incredible Family Getaway Home With Boat Dock
Lake Loft - An Adirondack Escape
Lake Loft - An Adirondack Escape
Ticonderoga, NY
Situated in Ticonderoga, this vacation home is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Moses Ludington Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ticonderoga Historical Society and Star ...
Lake Loft - An Adirondack Escape
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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