Take a battlefield hike (1.7 mile loop) to gain an up-close and personal understanding of Ticonderoga’s history. Considered the bloodiest day in North American history until the American Civil War, the Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758 seared Ticonderoga’s reputation in the minds of all in the Atlantic world. During the Revolution, Carillon Battlefield was renamed Liberty Hill by the Americans who refortified it. Today, the battlefield is part of the most intact Revolutionary earthworks that exist in America and is part of the site’s designation and protection under the National Historic Landmark designation.
Visitors who take the hike also enjoy spotting wild life and the wooded natural beauty of the lush and historic landscape.
The Carillon Battlefield hiking trail is accessible May through October. Access to the hiking trail is included in the general admission ticket. Be sure to pick up a trail guide at the Log House Welcome Center or at the trail head located in the picnic area located near the Log House Welcome Center.