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Mount Independence Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Jeffrey Romano, 100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books).
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