Road trip day 15

     I skipped days 12 through 14 because we really did not go away from our Lake House …just hung out swimming and taking a few hikes with the dogs but we are on the road today,  headed for Fort Ticonderoga. Beautiful drive around the lake and forested areas. This fort is “dog friendly” . Great fort to visit. Staff friendly and the exhibits informative. We walked around the fort and the grounds. They did  a musket demonstration (which included the firing of a musket). They also fire the canon at 2:00 which we decided would not be good for the dogs so we made sure we were back in the car before that happened. 

     Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century star fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in northern New York. The fort played major roles in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Our next stop is Mount Defiance which is an 853 ft (260 m) high hill on the New York side of Lake Champlain, It is notable in that the hill militarily dominates both Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, but it was deemed inaccessible so never fortified.  View is really nice overlooking Lake Champlain and if you know where to look you can just barely see Lake George.

Headed back to the house we stopped for a hot dog and sweet potato fries at a little stand along the road. 

Mount Defiance  with lake Champlain in background.


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