SITE IS FULL – Sorry, but this site cannot take any additional registrations. Please choose from one of our other great sites! New for 2016! Take advantage of this exclusive hike to the top of Rogers’ Rock’s Little Slide!
Location: Valley View Farm, Rt 9N, Ticonderoga [view map]
Hike Length: 3 miles round-trip
Start Time: 9:15 am
Photo Time: 10:32 am
Approx. End Time: 11:30 am
Gray and Susan Densmore (owners of Valley View Farm) and Dean Cook (Heart Bay Association) have graciously allowed us to use their land to access this great summit overlooking Lake George! The moderate hike will start by following an old road from Valley View Farm, leading through beautiful beech and birch woods to a final 1/2-mile climb to the overlook. Please note that the rocky summit has a steep drop-off and any children participating should be well attended to prevent accidents.
For those looking to climb the face of Rogers’ Rock, as part of the Hike-A-Thon, you can do that too! There is a fee to climb, and all climbers must sign up through RockSport. Contact RockSport owner and guide Tom Rosecrans at (518) 793-4626 for details.
About Rogers’ Rock:
The 41-acre Rogers’ Rock (including Rogers’ Slide) and the 53-acre Little Slide to the north were donated to the LGLC in 1998 and 2004, respectively, by the Adams and Lavin families. Rogers’ Rock was transferred to NYS in 2003, but Little Slide is still owned by the LGLC. Access is limited, making this hike to its summit a Hike-A-Thon exclusive!
Rogers’ Rock derives its name from an English Colonial fighter during the French and Indian War named Robert Rogers. Legend says that Major Rogers fled from his Indian pursuers to the top of what was called Mt. Pelee, above Trout Brook, where a cliff slopes abruptly into the waters of Lake George hundreds of feet below. One story is that he slid down the precipice to safety, a truly super-human feat. Another is that he back tracked on reversed snow shoes so that his pursuers thought he made the fatal leap, and descending a nearby path, picked up his pack. The superstitious Indians, who saw him mushing his way down the lake thought he must be a god, and feared to follow him. The hill is now known as Rogers’ Rock, and its steep face, Rogers’ Slide.