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Oneida Indian Settlement, Nichols Pond, in Smithfield

Oneida Indian Settlement, Nichols Pond, in Smithfield

This is the historic site of the ancient lands of the Oneida Indian tribe of Central New York. It was also the resting place of the mysterious glacial erratic stone, sacred to the Oneidas. The place oozes history, archaeology, and wonder, with a strong mix of nature and spookiness mixed in. This is also the spot where Samuel de Chaplain and his Huron friends attacked the hapless Oneidas, hearing gunshots for the first time.

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Women's Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, NY

Women’s Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, NY

Not too far from the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Falls Street in Seneca Falls, NY, is the Women’s Rights National Park. I wrote about the rich history of the women’s movement that began here in my post National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY. While the National Women’s Rights Hall of Fame […]

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The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 3

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, Part 3

You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The best part of our visit to The Wild Center, in my opinion, was the aquariums. The aquariums held fish native to the Adirondacks, such as different families of trout, sturgeon, turtles, and a couple of really cute otters named Squeaky and Squirt. This aquarium was […]

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Seneca Lake, Home of the Lake Farts

Seneca Lake, Home of the Lake Farts

OK, I will state that I do not like the word “fart.” It’s crude and vulgar, and I never use the word. But golly gee whillikers, it’s a hilarious description for the booming sounds that burp out of Seneca Lake! LOL. I’ll get to that odd phenomenon in a minute. Seneca Lake is one of […]

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