Fort Ann

EXPLORE FORT ANN

Fort Ann is Washington County’s gateway to the Adirondacks.

 

Home to sleep-away camps and beaches galore along the eastern shores of Lake George, Fort Ann is a summertime paradise. Hiking and horse trails wind through the woods to dramatic mountaintop vistas. Paddlers and boaters can enjoy abundant wildlife on Lake George, Halfway Brook, the Champlain Canal and scattered smaller lakes and ponds.

 

But Fort Ann has something for everyone, all year round. Rich in history, agriculture, and craft beverages, it’s just a short drive from major cities in the Capital Region, Vermont, and Quebec.

The History of Fort Ann, NY

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1600s

Fort Ann acted as a major hub for soldiers throughout history, as the midpoint between Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, and the route linking the French and English colonies.

1700s

The town and village of Fort Ann were actually named for the fort built during Queen Anne’s War. Decades later Fort Ann would become the location of a major turning point battle of the Revolutionary War.

British forces encountered significant resistance from a small contingent at Fort Ann. Their sabotage delayed the British advance long enough for Colonial forces to mount a successful defense at Saratoga and turn the tide of war in America’s favor.

Fun fact: ​​The Battle of Fort Ann is said to have been the first time American troops fought under the stars and stripes.

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1700s

The town and village of Fort Ann were actually named for the fort built during Queen Anne’s War. Decades later Fort Ann would become the location of a major turning point battle of the Revolutionary War.

British forces encountered significant resistance from a small contingent at Fort Ann. Their sabotage delayed the British advance long enough for Colonial forces to mount a successful defense at Saratoga and turn the tide of war in America’s favor.

Fun fact: ​​The Battle of Fort Ann is said to have been the first time American troops fought under the stars and stripes.

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Today

This small-yet-scenic town has become quite the tourism destination. Its convenient location on Lake George makes it the perfect place to stay outside the village, plus Hadlock Pond boasts great waterside stays, too. Also in Fort Ann are trailheads for a number of hiking trails, including Sleeping Beauty and Buck Mountains.

Plan Your Trip to Fort Ann

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Camp Little Notch

Situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness with an 80-acre private lake, Camp Little Notch in Fort Ann is an Adirondack summer camp that features traditional camp sessions for girls ages 8-17 and specialty camps for girls ages 13 and up.
Address:
744 Sly Pond Road, Fort Ann, New York, United States 12827
Phone: 5187939700

Champlain Canalway Trail

The Champlain Canalway Trail is a 62-mile multi-use trail extending from Waterford to Whitehall in northeastern New York. Sharing a footprint with the Empire State Trail and parts of State Bike Route 9, the route takes walkers and cyclists through a landscape rich with its agricultural and cultural heritage with many points of interest to explore along the way. The full length of the trail parallels the Erie Canalway National Heritage Water Trail with trailheads at water access points. The Empire State Trail is the largest network of multi-use trails in the United States. Stretching from New York City to Canada [...]
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Fort Ann lies on the shores of the famous Lake George, and it is nestled along the edge of the Adirondack Mountains.

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