Cannons & Coffee: Fun in the Adirondacks

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Discover the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of Northern New York this week, July 7th to 14th. We’re focusing on two captivating destinations: the natural wonder of Ausable Chasm and the historic Fort Ticonderoga.

Ausable Chasm: The Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks

  • Explore a Geological Marvel: Embark on an unforgettable journey through Ausable Chasm, a stunning gorge carved by the Ausable River. Hike along the rim, explore dramatic rock formations, or take an exhilarating raft ride through the chasm’s depths.
  • Family-Friendly Adventure: Ausable Chasm offers activities for all ages, from scenic walks to adventurous rock climbing. It’s a perfect destination for families seeking outdoor fun and a unique learning experience.

War of 1812 Museum in Plattsburgh:

  • Step Back in Time: Delve into the history of the War of 1812 at this informative museum in Plattsburgh. Learn about the pivotal battles fought in the region, including the Battle of Plattsburgh, and discover the stories of those who lived through this significant period in American history.

Fort Ticonderoga: A Historic Gem

Fort Ticonderoga has special events happening throughout the summer, but the ones to highlight for your trip are:

  • Cannon & Coffee (July 5th): Start your day with the thunder of artillery and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. This unique experience blends history with a morning pick-me-up.
  • History Happy Hour on the Carillon (July 5th): Relax with a narrated boat cruise on Lake Champlain aboard the Carillon. Enjoy scenic views, learn about Ticonderoga’s past, and savor a classic cocktail.
  • A Date with Brown Bess (July 9th): Get hands-on with a Brown Bess musket, the iconic firearm of the 18th century. Learn about its history and how it was used. You’ll even get to try loading and (with supervision) firing it!

Whether you’re a history buff or simply seeking natural beauty, Ausable Chasm and Fort Ticonderoga offer a captivating glimpse into the past and present of Northern New York.

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