Putnam Pond Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Fort Ticonderoga was once one of the most strategically important military sites in the New World. Built by the French in the 1750s and formerly called Fort Carillon, it’s located at the point where Lake Champlain meets Lake George. It was known as the “key to the continent” and changed hands for its first 20 years between the French, the British, and the Americans. In 1820, it was privately purchased, and preservation of the site began. The fort, and the town that bears its name, still remain—but now the region, with its shimmering bodies of water, is more notable as a summer getaway, and the number of nearby campgrounds speaks to that fact. Paradox Lake, Crown Point, and Rogers Rock all provide camping within minutes of Ticonderoga. But Putnam Pond, just 6 miles down the road, features the finest accommodations for the tent camper."