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Blue Mountain Public Beach and Park, Rt 28

Blue Mountain Public Beach and Park, Rt 28

The drive on Route 28 from Utica to Blue Mountain is a cornucopia of sights, sounds and smells. We catch glimpses of azure lakes peeping between the Scotch pines and Douglas fir trees that stand at attention on each side of the road. I often have a difficult time staying in the lane, because the […]

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Climbing Blue Mountain: The NYSDEC Trail

Climbing Blue Mountain: The NYSDEC Trail

Oh, my aching muscles…. Blue Mountain is in the central Adirondacks. Located in Hamilton County, the peak of the mountain reaches 3750 feet (1143 meters) and elevation gain from the trail head is 1559 feet. The trail is approximately 2 miles up- you can do the math to see how steep the trail is! A […]

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On Ice: WW Durant & Raquette Lake Navigation Co

On Ice: WW Durant & Raquette Lake Navigation Co

On the way home from our delightful trip to Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks, we made a pit stop at Raquette Lake. There’s a boat there in the lake– right in the ice!– that serves as a snowmobilers’ rest stop. The place was totally packed with red-cheeked, frosty-breathed snowmobilers. The boat, the W.W. Durant maintained […]

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Adirondack Video

Adirondack Video

Do a search for “Adirondacks” at YouTube, and there are thousands om videos! I was surfing some today, and found this one. I liked it so much, I had to share. The photography of the area is stunning, and the photographer captures a rare and brilliant rainbow in one of the valleys. Amazing!

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