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Baron von Steuben Memorial Site, Remsen, NY

Baron von Steuben Memorial Site, Remsen, NY

Baron von Steuben came from to America from Prussia in 1777. His purpose was to train the American troops to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. This man, tirelessly working and ensuring that Americans tirelessly drilled, was a Godsend for the American army. His drilling plans are used to this day, in West Point. He is buried here on the lands given him for his service.

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Adirondack Trail to Barneveld and Hinckley Lake

Adirondack Trail to Barneveld and Hinckley Lake

We went to see Trenton Falls, but it was closed. So we followed our noses and found adventure in other means. The West Canada Creek is majestic and ferocious! And the scenery is story-book gorgeous.

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Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Lake George and Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Lake George in the autumn. What can I say? Sheer glory! We traveled up the beautiful and scenic Route 9, in the heart of the eastern Adirondacks Park. We finally found Fort Ticonderoga, too. And even though the Fort was closed, we snuck in for a little quiet exploration and photo op. What an adventure!

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Fife and Drums of Yorktown at Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Fife and Drums of Yorktown at Fort Ticonderoga, NY

There are some absolutely terrific Revolutionary War reenactment videos on YouTube. Many of them are recorded by visitors to the event; some are “ok” but others are really, really good. I spent the better part of an evening enjoying the dozens of videos of all the wonderful events here in Upstate New York. I especially […]

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