Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, February 2 at 2 pm. with a “Winter Woods Snowshoe Exploration” led by Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.
Tour the historic hiking trail leading from the Fort and through the forested landscape on the Heights of Carillon where the most intact 18th-century earthworks remain today. Karkoski will talk about the landscape history and its uses in the time after military occupation. In addition, she will discuss forest succession and provide an opportunity to learn about the trees, shrubs, and other visible plant life along the way. The group will likely encounter animal tracks and other signs of nature on this two-mile excursion highlighting the beauty of the winter landscape.
Additional “Fort Fever Series” programs are scheduled March 16, April 13, and April 27. The complete schedule of winter and early spring programs is available at www.fortticonderoga.org by clicking on “Explore and Learn” and selecting “Life Long Learning” on the drop down menu.
The “Fort Fever Series” is just one of several programs taking place at Fort Ticonderoga this winter. Clothing and Accoutrement Workshops are offered one weekend a month through April. Fort Ticonderoga presents Living History events on February 15 and 16, and March 15 & 16. The Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar takes place January 25 and 26, while the Third Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium will be held on April 12. You can learn more about all of these programs by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org and selecting the “Explore and Learn” tab and click on “Life Long Learning.” Some programs require advance registration.