One of the most important forts in American history, Fort Ticonderoga, at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York, is also one of the key scenes in The Rule of Ranging. Back in 1750’s, the French who build it called it Fort Carillon.
In my books, Finn and his friends serving with Rogers Rangers operate from Fort Edward — a great carrying place down south on the Hudson River for Lake Champlain and Lake George — and go to great lengths and suffer terribly while trying to capture Fort Carillon from the French.
Fast forwarding to present day, I highly recommend visiting Fort Ticonderoga. In addition to the great sights and scenery, there are workshops and all sorts of happenings throughout the summer. They open for the 2015 season on May 9, 2015! This is the time to plan your visit, check it out at Fort Ticonderoga website.