Blueway Trail: Ticonderoga to Chubbs Dock

This segment begins by bringing paddlers past the historic Fort Ticonderoga and its impressive grounds. This fort played an important part in the history of Lake Champlain and once held great strategic importance. The trail continues south into the narrowest point in the lake, an area that is surrounded by wetlands and wildlife.

Launch Sites: Ticonderoga Ferry NYS Boat Launch; Chubbs Dock WMA Access

Paddling Distance: 18 miles (29 kilometers)

Insider Tip from Paddlers Cathy Frank & Margaret Holden: “When approaching Fort Ticonderoga from the Fort Ti launch site, it is easy to miss the fort altogether if one paddles too close to shore. As we paddled around the bend, we suddenly heard fife and drum music, as if starting just for our arrival. Not being able to see where it was coming from, we paddled out farther from shore and saw the fort for the first time, with a row of cannons pointing our way. It was a thrilling moment.”

Other Notes: High winds can create chop along this segment, although it is protected from waves. Very limited shore access.



Activities: 0 hours

Driving: 55 min/30.8 mi

Duration: 1 day


Start at Ticonderoga NYS Boat Launch

Go west on RT-74 (Fort TI Rd) toward Sandy Redoubt
0.95 mi – 00:02:15

Make sharp left on Sandy Redoubt
1.00 mi – 00:02:25

Arrive at Fort Ticonderoga, on the left

Depart Fort Ticonderoga

Go back northwest on Sandy Redoubt
0.19 mi – 00:00:27

Arrive at La Chute River, on the left

Depart La Chute River

Go west on Sandy Redoubt
0.81 mi – 00:01:57

Bear left on RT-74 (Fort TI Rd)
0.48 mi – 00:00:53

Turn left on RT-22 (Lakes To Locks Psge)
2.59 mi – 00:03:04

Bear left on Lower Rd (CR-41)
4.45 mi – 00:08:06

Turn left on Hutton Square Rd
0.91 mi – 00:02:12

Arrive at Six Mile Point, on the left

Depart Six Mile Point

Go southwest on Hutton Square Rd
2.04 mi – 00:04:56

Bear left on CR-2 (County Route 2)
0.08 mi – 00:00:10

Make sharp left on CR-3 (County Route 3)
0.70 mi – 00:01:07

Turn left at Best Rd to stay on CR-3 (County Route 3)
0.74 mi – 00:01:11

At fork keep left on CR-3 (County Route 3)
0.88 mi – 00:01:25

Arrive at Mill Bay, on the left

Depart Mill Bay

Go back west on CR-3 (County Route 3)
0.87 mi – 00:01:25

Make sharp left on Lake Rd
2.19 mi – 00:05:17

Turn left on RT-22 (Lakes To Locks Psge)
3.86 mi – 00:04:15

Turn left on Belden Rd
0.19 mi – 00:00:26

Turn right at Manning Rd to stay on Belden Rd
1.32 mi – 00:03:11

Arrive at Pulpit Point, on the right

Depart Pulpit Point

Go back southwest on Belden Rd
1.32 mi – 00:03:11

Turn left at Manning Rd to stay on Belden Rd
0.19 mi – 00:00:26

Make sharp left on RT-22 (Lakes To Locks Psge)
1.17 mi – 00:01:16

Turn left on Leclaire Rd
0.31 mi – 00:00:45

Arrive at The Narrows at Dresden, on the right

Depart The Narrows at Dresden

Go back northwest on Leclaire Rd
0.31 mi – 00:00:45

Turn left on RT-22 (Lakes To Locks Psge)
2.53 mi – 00:02:47

Turn left on Clemons Center Rd
0.04 mi – 00:00:06

Turn left on Lake Rd
0.67 mi – 00:01:37

Finish at Chubbs Dock Landing, on the left

Latitude: 43.853711 Longitude: -73.385788

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