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Whiteface Mountain Summit - Video

Whiteface Mountain Summit – Video

I was sifting through some of my photos and videos, and discovered some real gems that I haven’t seen in along time. I don’t think I ever included them here!   This is a video we created of the Whiteface Mountain summit. I cannot express how utterly serene and glorious the landscape is. You really […]

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Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY

Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway, Wilmington, NY

This trip probably takes the award for one of the best experiences we have ever had. We’ve been to hundreds of places in New York State, so that’s saying a lot. I’m still overwhelmed by the incredible beauty, the energizing atmosphere, the utter tranquility of Whiteface Mountain. It’s one of the most beloved peaks of […]

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Our Stay at Birch Cottage, Raquette Lake, NY

Our Stay at Birch Cottage, Raquette Lake, NY

For our recent trip to Raquette Lake, we stayed in Birch Cottage, a Craftsman-style home nestled in a secluded area by the lake. The property is owned by the proprietors of the Raquette Lake Navigation Company, Dean and Donna Pohl. They made us feel wonderfully welcome! Donna brought coffee and creamer and Dean made sure […]

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John Brown National Historic Site, North Elba, NY

John Brown National Historic Site, North Elba, NY

John Brown was the famous abolitionist who — many historians say — was the spark that started the American Civil War. Certainly there were many, many sparks. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s infamous novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” brought shocking awareness to the slave trade. Charles Finney’s Upstate New York revivals stirred the fires of justice and equity […]

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