A Tour Beyond Trees: Take a Look at Ticonderoga, New York

Upstate New York has some of the most beautiful forested landscapes in the country. Within this region lies Ticonderoga, a town of 5,000 near the border with Vermont. Home to a center of our operations, the surrounding forestland is one of the many places our paper is sustainably sourced from.

The Area

Located in the scenic and serene Adirondack Mountains between Lake George and Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga lays claim to thousands of acres of protected, wild forest, as well as Fort Ticonderoga, built by the French in 1755 to protect the “land between the waters”—the original meaning of “Ticonderoga” in Iroquois.

These forests are among the most carefully and sustainably managed in America (and by extension, the world.) Through specialized techniques, foresters are able to ensure a reliable and renewable supply of material for paper production, protecting forest lands for generations to come.

The Mill

With a history stretching back to 1882, the papermaking industry’s roots in the region stretch far and wide. Ticonderoga Mill’s claim to fame? It’s the only papermaking plant within the confines of a publicly protected park. Employing 615 people in the Ticonderoga community, the mill produces multiple grades of paper, including opaques, color copy, laser, inkjet and colors.

Your Sustainable Purchase

With every Hammermill® paper purchase you make, you help support the preservation of forest lands like those in Ticonderoga by providing an economic incentive that enables the growth of more trees. More trees, of course, means more carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, which is good news for the earth (and everyone—and everything—on it.)