Ticonderoga is a town which lies not far from Lake Champlain, which straddles the border into Vermont. It is a place that many people visit when they want to explore the natural landscape of New York, and when they are looking to enjoy a range of outdoor activities. In fact, there is a diverse landscape which surrounds the town, ranging from mountains to serene lakes. The nearby Lake George is perfect for people wanting to enjoy fishing, and even wild swimming in the hotter months, and you can find stunning natural scenes at Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. Here, you can hike around the water’s edge and into the lush, green trees. To catch the best fall colors, head to Cook Mountain Preserve.