A recent addition to Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park will make it much easier for those with kayaks, canoes, and small motor boats to access the LaChute River. A community dock has been installed by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), and it is ready to be used by locals and visitors alike!
The LaChute River connects Lake George and Lake Champlain, and can be navigated by those in the three aforementioned types of vessels. The new dock is located directly next to the existing boat launch, which will enable people to get out on the water more quickly than before.
This project was coordinated by the TMSP Design Committee and the Town of Ticonderoga, and was supported by the Kiwanis Club Major Emphasis funds, an Essex County Creating Healthy Places grant, and the TMSP. The Town will maintain the new dock.
Bob Dedrick, a member of the TMSP Board, said in a statement, “Not only is this a wonderful addition to enhance the Ticonderoga Community, but we were able to work closely with a local company, Harbor Masters, located in Ticonderoga, NY to have the docks ordered and installed.”
Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor Bill Grinnell said, “The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership should be credited with taking the first steps in reclaiming the LaChute River as a viable waterway to Lake Champlain from Bicentennial Park. It is a strong move in increasing the tourism in the Downtown Ticonderoga Area.”
Keep an eye out for more projects from the TMSP, including upgrades to signage, banners, lamp posts, and other elements of the local streetscape. And be sure to get out and try the new dock for yourself before summer’s gone for good!