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Category: Western NY

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Chimney Bluffs State Park, Wolcott, NY

Chimney Bluffs State Park, Wolcott, NY

No, I’m not talking about visiting hotels in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Upstate New York has its own amazing skyscrapers. Unlike the glass and concrete constructions that fill up the nation’s most famous island, however, these skyscrapers are crafted from clay and wind. Welcome to Chimney Bluffs State Park near Wolcott, New York, off the eastern […]

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Hill Cumorah, Palmyra, NY

Hill Cumorah, Palmyra, NY

We traversed to the historic Hill Cumorah site after seeing the Joseph Smith historic site outside the town of Palmyra. Even though there were a few cars parked outside the visitor’s center, the place was rather creepy. The wind was incredibly torrential that day, and the air biting cold. There was no human activity at […]

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The Joseph Smith Historic Site, Palmyra, NY

The Joseph Smith Historic Site, Palmyra, NY

Just south of the small town of Palmyra, in Wayne County, NY, is the small site dedicated to Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon religion. The site was very barren and foreboding on a blustery February when we visited. We decided to stop so that I could take a few photos of the reproduction log […]

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Water Spout on Lake Ontario in Oswego

Water Spout on Lake Ontario in Oswego

We don’t get too many tornadoes around here in Upstate New York (thank God), but the lakes occasionally do get waterspouts. During a swirling lake-effect weather pattern over Lake Ontario early this morning, a waterspout formed, and was photographed by some astute passers by! U.S. Coast Guard photo shows a water spout located on Lake […]

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