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Mt. Defiance, Ticonderoga

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  • The colors were amazing, but getting there was a sketchy experience. Road construction re-routed us and driving to the mountain felt like a deliverance road trip. Once we arrived, a small unmanned... 
    The colors were amazing, but getting there was a sketchy experience. Road construction re-routed us and driving to the mountain felt like a deliverance road trip. Once we arrived, a small unmanned...  more »
  • We have been going to Mount Defiance every time we're in Ticonderoga for decades. It used to be FREE. Now it is $10 It is a historic site that figured during the American revolutionary war. It is a....  more
    We have been going to Mount Defiance every time we're in Ticonderoga for decades. It used to be FREE. Now it is $10 It is a historic site that figured during the American revolutionary war. It is a....  more »
  • Mount Defiance sits 700 feet above Fort Ticonderoga with commanding views of the Fort and Lake Champlain, but was deemed inaccessible and never fortified. The British did use this position to reign... 
    Mount Defiance sits 700 feet above Fort Ticonderoga with commanding views of the Fort and Lake Champlain, but was deemed inaccessible and never fortified. The British did use this position to reign...  more »
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  • Beautiful views, and the bonus of a cell tower right behind you! Take your pics and send them right there in seconds!
  • Great place to take in the views of Fort Ticonderoga, Vermont, NY and lakes. The ride up and down the narrow road was also rather exciting.
  • A little twisty, turny and bumpy to get there but well worth it for the views. they are spectacular and the climbing is minimal. Beware if you have difficulty with mobility as the small climb to the top is steep, but paved. Pavement stops but noticed a ramp into the pavilion for the best view. Yet the wall is a bit high. There are picnic tables in there as well. Saw a turnout before the summit parking that had a good view as well.
  • Great view of Fort Ticonderoga, understandable that the British used this point to fire on the Fort causing Americans to abandon it. It must have been grueling to get the cannons up this hill. Use care going up, the road makes a right turn at one point keeping the same name.
  • Admission to Fort Ticonderoga includes a token to get through the entrance gate here. It is a spectacular view and an employee was on station to tell more of the history of the area and fort. Note to motorcyclists: the road going up is not well maintained.

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