Mount Defiance

The Adirondacks

Admission to Fort Ticonderoga also includes access to this 758ft mountain, which offers sweeping views over the area. There's a tour of the site at 4pm.

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1. Fort Ticonderoga

1.15 MILES

In a major victory in the American Revolution, the Green Mountain Boys took this fort from the British in 1775. With costumed guides, reenactments, a…

2. Champlain Orchards

3.18 MILES

This century-old orchard 16 miles southwest of Middlebury sells sweet and hard cider year-round, with pick-your-own cherries, peaches, plums and berries…

3. Crown Point State Historic Site

13.63 MILES

The ruins of two major 18th-century forts, the British Crown Point and the French St Frederic, occupy a dramatic promontory where Lake Champlain narrows…

4. Middlebury College Museum of Art

16.57 MILES

This small but diverse museum presents rotating exhibitions alongside a fine permanent collection that includes an Egyptian sarcophagus, Cypriot pottery,…

5. Henry Sheldon Museum

17.17 MILES

This 1829 Federal-style brick mansion-turned-museum owes its existence to Henry Sheldon, a town clerk, church organist, storekeeper and avid collector of…

6. Otter Creek Falls

17.22 MILES

The village of Middlebury grew up around the broad falls of Otter Creek, whose roaring waters provided power for a number of 19th-century mills. For…

8. New England Maple Museum

20.2 MILES

This tiny museum traces the history of maple sugaring in Vermont. Read about how Native Americans discovered that maple sap cooked on an open fire…