Introduction to Ticonderoga, New York

Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County, is 77 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 157 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Ticonderoga History

French explorers first arrived in this area in the mid 17th century. Ticonderoga was the site of several historic battles during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Fort Ticonderoga served as a portage between George Lake and Champlain Lake. Ticonderoga was officially incorporated in 1804. The town was famous during the late 18th century for producing wood products like lead pencils and paper.

Ticonderoga and nearby Attractions

  • Bolton Historical Museum
  • Chimney Point Historic Site
  • Branbury State Park
  • Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom
  • Fort Ticonderoga

Things To Do In Ticonderoga

The area around Lake George offers breathtaking views and is also suitable for a range of outdoor activities. Local museums include the Bolton Historical Museum, the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. The Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom, located in close proximity to Lake George, is also a popular local destination. The La Chute River Walk includes a walking trail which highlights the river’s history and rich heritage.

Ticonderoga Transportation

Burlington International is the closest major airport.

Ticonderoga Higher Education

North Country Community College, Middlebury College, Adriondack Community College and Saint Michaels College are all accessible from Ticonderoga.


Total Population 5,010
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,437
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $67,679
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $823
Median House Value $125,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 0%
English 14.4%
Irish 25.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ticonderoga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 12858, 12883
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.86
Longitude -73.41

Ticonderoga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 28 to 49 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 32 to 54 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Whitehall 4,011 $53,700

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ticonderoga Public Libraries

Ticonderoga Public Library
Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 585-7380

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