Mount Independence

Orwell, Vermont 5760

Mount Independence

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"The site of a strategic American Revolutionary War fort, Mount Independence was named after news arrived from Philadelphia regarding the signing of Thomas Jefferson’s now-famous Declaration. Located on the opposite shore of Lake Champlain from the more recognized Fort Ticonderoga, this lesser-known encampment played a critical part in the ultimate demise of British General Burgoyne’s failed attempt to divide the American colonies in half. Today, visitors can experience this historic site on more than 3 miles of mostly level trails, learn about the early struggles of the American Revolution while touring an informative museum, and enjoy many natural wonders surrounding Lake Champlain."

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USGS: Ticonderoga, NY
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Sep 2018