Mount Defiance is an 853ft high hill on the New York side of Lake Champlain, in the northeastern United States. It is notable in that the hill militarily dominates both Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, but it was deemed inaccessible so never fortified. Mount Defiance was previously known as Sugar Loaf.Make Mt. Defiance a part of your Ticonderoga vacation plans using our Ticonderoga trip itinerary planner.
In the 1777 Siege of Fort Ticonderoga, the British army succeeded in positioning artillery on Mount Defiance, causing the Americans to withdraw from both forts without a fight.
Mount Defiance is located at, in the town of Ticonderoga in southeastern Essex County.
Mt. Defiance Reviews
A friend suggested it. $10 per car seemed on the high side but we went. View on the valley was breathtaking especially with the fall colors and Lake Champlain. We would return, not on the busy Columbu... more »
Stopped here to see the view . The view was absolutely incredible. You could see for miles I really loved going up to the top . You could drive up to a parking area and then you had a minute walk up t... more »
Beautiful views. We missed the tour but caught the tail end of the discussion at the pavilion. I will come back for the guided tour!
Great view of Fort Ticonderoga, understandable that the British used this point to fire on the Fort causing Americans to abandon it. It must have been grueling to get the cannons up this hill. Use care going up, the road makes a right turn at one point keeping the same name.
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