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Contest to name Ticonderoga trail

Cook Mountain

The Lake George Land Conservancy is holding a contest to name the summit trail at its Cook Mountain Preserve in Ticonderoga.

The Lake George Land Conservancy is holding a contest to name the summit trail at its Cook Mountain Preserve in Ticonderoga.

— The Lake George Land Conservancy is holding a contest to name the summit trail at its Cook Mountain Preserve in Ticonderoga.

Naming rights will go to the winner of the conservancy's Name-the-Trail Drawing, which will take place March 6. Entries are being accepted until Feb. 25.

The conservancy is charging $50 to enter, or three chances for $100. To buy a naming ticket, call Cornelia Wells at 644-9673, or email cwells@lglc.org.

“One lucky winner will receive the naming rights to Cook Mountain’s red summit trail,” Conservancy Communications Manager Sarah Hoffman said in a release.

Cook Mountain climbs 885 feet in 1 1/4 miles from its base to the summit.

The name chosen by the winner must still be OKed by the conservancy staff and board of directors, however.

“(The trail) includes spectacular views of Lake George and Lake Champlain,” Hoffman said. “Once approved, the new name will be identified on the preserve's kiosk, on its trail guide and on the LGLC website.”

Proceeds from the Name-the-Trail Drawing will go toward the protection of the conservancy’s Last Great Shoreline Preserve in Putnam. The environmental group said it plans to make the Last Great Shoreline Preserve Lake George’s first managed wildlife refuge.

The first 10 people whose names are drawn will also receive a bottle of Bixby’s Best Maple Syrup.

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