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Cherry Valley Massacre Monument, Cherry Valley, NY

Cherry Valley Massacre Monument, Cherry Valley, NY

Cherry Valley is a tiny little village in Otsego County. The kids and I took a winter’s day drive to see the village again. We’ve been through a few times, as I used to live here and I wanted the kids to experience the thrilling “mountain switchback” roads I used to frequent as a young […]

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Fly Creek Cider Mill, Fly Creek, NY

Fly Creek Cider Mill, Fly Creek, NY

Fly Creek Cider Mill is a little jewel just north of Cooperstown. It’s a combination old-fashioned store/ cider mill/ livestock farm/ educational experience. No wonder it’s such a popular place! And who the heck named the town “Fly Creek”?!

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The Cardiff Giant: Great American Hoax

The Cardiff Giant: Great American Hoax

One of the greatest shows and the greatest hoaxes of all time, the “discovery” of the Cardiff Giant stunned and amazed gullible New Yorkers of the mid-19th century. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction!

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Canadarago Lake Near Cooperstown, NY

Canadarago Lake Near Cooperstown, NY

This lake is one of dozens of little lakes dotting the south-central New York State countryside. I stopped the van to get photographs of a snowstorm moving across the lake. Amazing!

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