There a 4 significant historic sites nearby and 2 Great Camps to visit. Don’t miss John Brown’s Farm in Lake Placid or Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga is very well preserved and well set up for visitors to understand what happened there. The British were there when the Americans just walked in one night and took it over. The cannons were moved to Boston and, in a bluff, caused the British to evacuate the city which is celebrated in Boston on Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon. It is quite a story. They have a tour boat on Lake Champlain now.
Crown Point Historical Site – is in Crown Point just before you go over the bridge to Vermont. The French, the British and Americans all fought over this place. It is also linked to the Boston ruse that cause the British to evacuate.
Fort William Henry is in Lake George and it was a key site of the French and Indian Wars.
Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake where you can stay overnight and enjoying an evening at a lakeside great camp.
Great Camp Santanoni is reached by a hike from Newcomb. It is a restored great camp open during the summer, managed by AARCH. You can ride you bike there, walk, or take a horse drawn cart. The are paddle boats there to use on the lake.
John Brown’s Farm is the abolitionist’s farmhouse and grave. It is in Lake Placid, near the ski jumps, and will certainly make you think about one of the more difficult times in our nation’s history. His body laid in state at the Essex County building where town supervisors meet. There is an amazing painting of him there.