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Fort Ticonderoga to host winter program

Snowshoe trek slated Jan. 22

 Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. with a “Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek” led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski.

Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. with a “Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek” led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski.

Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. with a “Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek” led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski.

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Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski

People can discover Fort Ticonderoga’s landscape while exploring the wide variety of tree species that grow along the shores of Lake Champlain near the historic fort and King’s Garden.

The one-hour trek will feature the study of both deciduous and evergreen species, winter vistas overlooking the lake and the opportunity to explore hidden corners of the peninsula.

The cost is $10 a person and will be collected at the door. It is free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.

Participants must provide their own snowshoes.

In the case of no snow cover, winter hiking boots should be worn. People should dress for weather conditions. Helpful items to bring along include binoculars, camera, hand lens, and small notebook and pencil.

The snowshoe trek will begin in the main parking lot at Fort Ticonderoga. The gate opens at 1:30 for the program.

Additional programs in the Fort Fever Series are scheduled for Feb. 12, March 25 and April 22.

The Fort Fever Series is one of several new education initiatives at Fort Ticonderoga in 2012. People can learn more about the new programs, including the “Material Matters Seminar,” the “Garden & Landscape Symposium,” and the “Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain,” by visiting the fort’s website at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org

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