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Jun 2, 2016 - Fort Stanwix & Adirondacks Museum

Another week has passed and a couple of day trips to report on. Our first trip was to Fort Stanwix in Rome, NY. When I say in Rome, I mean in the middle of the city. It was an important British Fort on the supply route to Fort Niagara and insured use of the waterways important to British fur trade. It was never captured but simply abandoned, by the British, after the French and Indian War, which ended in 1763. It was later rebuilt in 1776 by George Washington and renamed as Fort Schuyler. In August, 1777, the British laid siege for 23 days,...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Blue Mountain Lake, NY

We were told about the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain lake, so we spent a wonderful day driving the roads in the Adirondack State Park on our way to Blue Mountain Lake. We stopped in Saranac Lake to get some local farm / wine products at their farmers market on the lake. We got to Blue Mountain Lake around 3pm, we asked about a place to stay, we were give the number to Hemlock Hall, we were lucky to get a room. Hemlock Hall is nestled into the dark green pine forest of the Adirondacks and on the shores of the sparkling Blue Mountain...

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Sep 4, 2010 - Remington Arms & The Adirondacks

From Ilion Marina & RV Park, Ilion, NY, 10 miles east of Utica within earshot of I-90. We had two more specific things to do in this area….to take the Remington Arms factory tour & see its museum, & drive through the Adirondack Mountains. We started the day with the Remington tour. Eliphalet Remington built his first factory here in Ilion, a few blocks from the RV Park, in the early 1800’s as he sought the ability to build more firearms than could be done in his home-shop. The company is now headquartered in North Carolina, with several...

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Trip Journal

We're Wingin' It

Oct 3, 2009 - Adirondack Museum

Today (or at least this afternoon) was finally a sunny and semi-warm day--probably up into the low 60's. It felt like summertime!! A visit to the Harvest Festival at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY was more much knowledge than I thought I could possibly learn in one day....so I found myself sitting outside listening to a local singer. Check out his website at www.royhurd.com He's a great folksy musician who has written songs for MGM and Sony in Nashville,TN, but is a native of the Adirondacks. Very creative and very...

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Oct 3, 2008 - Day 174 Blue Mountain Lake

Day 174 Friday 3rd October Blue Mountain Lake pg 71 NF17 It rained most of last nite and once again we took off for another day of adventure with the wet stuff still falling. We headed back to the Champlain Bridge which, guess what, crosses over the Champlain Lake and we were then once again back in New York State. We found ourselves back near Lake Placid by morning tea. We actually stopped at the Olympic Bob Sled racing venue at Mt Van Hoevenburg Recreation Area. On our first visit to the area back in August, we ran out of time to do this...

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