2010 New England and Atlantic Canada travel blog

Westport, NY - Barber Homestead Park - Site 27

Westport, NY - Barber Homestead Park - Site 27, another view

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 0 - our route - 113 miles

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 1 - On the road again, I...

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 2 - We sat right here for...

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 3 - Ah, sunshine and fall foliage

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 4 - the Adirondacks

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 5

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 6

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 7

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 8

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 9

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 10

Montreal, QC to Westport, NY 11

Lake George Scenic Drive 0 - our route - 135 miles

Lake George Scenic Drive 1

Lake George Scenic Drive 2 - a very large, nice, older farm...

Lake George Scenic Drive 3 - part of Lake Champlain

Lake George Scenic Drive 4

Lake George Scenic Drive 5

Lake George Scenic Drive 6 - getting to the southern part of...

Lake George Scenic Drive 7 - that is Vermont on the other...

Lake George Scenic Drive 8

Lake George Scenic Drive 9

Lake George Scenic Drive 10 - colorful maples

Lake George Scenic Drive 11 - notice the clothing, it's cool here

Lake George Scenic Drive 12

Lake George Scenic Drive 13

Lake George Scenic Drive 14

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 0 - 141 miles

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 1 - downtown Saranac

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 2

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 3

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 4

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 5

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 6

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 7

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 8 - WILDLIFE!!!

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 9

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 10

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 11

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 12

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 13

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 14 - some murals

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 15 - The Adirondack Scenic Railraod

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 16 - the Union Depot in...

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 17

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 18

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 19

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 20

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 21

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 22

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 23 - downtown Lake Placid

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 24

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 25 - the ski jumps used...

Lake Placid - Lake Saranac Trip 26 - from the other side


Our trip back into the good ole USA and to Westport was 113 miles of very good road once we got out of Quebec. Once we had crossed into NY we did manage to see a fox and a coyote cross the road - happened way to fast for pictures. We also saw some unique road kill - a beaver as well as a raccoon, a skunk and a porcupine. The border crossing was uneventful except for a long wait in line to get through. I don't know if the computers were down or something was happening, but we just sat there for at least 20 minutes with no lanes processing anyone. Once it got started it moved pretty fast though there were several cars being sent to the secondary inspection lanes. We had the usual questions and were sent on through.

We are staying at Barber Homestead Park which is a very nice small park containing mostly local seasonals with a few transient sites thrown in. It is the best park for the money we have stayed in for quite a while, and a real bargain for a New York park. We have 50 amp full hookups with intermittent WiFi, fringe Verizon coverage and a strong satellite signal. We are the only ones in the campground now as all of the seasonals have gone home until the weekend. They plan on a big Thanksgiving type meal get together this weekend and the park will close next Tuesday. Alas, we will miss it as we leave for the Niagara Falls area Thursday.

Monday we drove the Lake George Scenic Trail. This was a beautiful drive along Lake Champlain and Lake George. The fall colors were out in full and may have just peaked down here at the lower levels. We have been told they peaked last weekend in the Adirondack peaks. The lower part of Lake George and the Lake George Village are one long resort strip where people vacation on the lake during the summer. Of course most of it is closed this late in the year.

Tuesday we caught up on things around the Mothership and just did a little resting. Wednesday was the day we had reserved a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for a round trip ride between Lake Saranac and Lake Placid. We left early so that we could also ride around the countryside before our 12:30 train ride. Again, the mountains were fantastic - the only problem was it was raining again and that made taking pictures very hit or miss, mostly miss. The clouds in the mountains also covered them up and made our view less than optimal. We were able to see a nice sized doe along the road who was nice and posed for us. Just as we were getting back to the campground, we saw four more deer having a good time in a garden but it was too dark for pictures.

Tomorrow, Thursday, we head for Verona, NY for a one-night stay at a casino campground on the way to Niagara.

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