Category: Upstate NY

Weekend Trip Idea: Saranac Lake New York

One of my life goals is to stay at an ice hotel which probably won’t happen for a couple of years because there isn’t anywhere cold enough in the U.S. to sustain such a structure (I think the closest is Quebec), but also because they are insanely, insanely expensive. I’ll do it someday, just probably

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Weekend Trip Idea: Cooperstown NY

I’m going to be upfront and tell you that I would take a trip to Cooperstown NY and not go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. So there’s that. But if you are into baseball, that’s an option. I get my trip inspirations from the weirdest places. Sometimes all I need to see is one

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Weekend Trip Idea: Rochester NY

I’m a big fan of small cities.  I’m also a big fan of going somewhere and having it completely exceed all expectations I had of it.  Rochester did both of these.  Rochester is conveniently near the Finger Lakes if you read last week’s “Weekend Trip Idea.”  I went to Rochester four years ago for my college

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Weekend Trip Idea: The Finger Lakes

I’ve briefly touched upon a trip to the Finger Lakes in my Cayuga Scenic Byway post but have a renewed interest in them after this past weekend. It was my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary last week and my brother, sister and I threw them a surprise party Saturday (sidenote: throwing an actual adult party is much harder

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Kayaking the Delaware

With the impending official arrival of summer, I wanted to write a post about all the great kayaking and camping trips Pennsylvania has to offer.  I went to reference the post I “wrote” about my trip kayaking down the Delaware last year and found that the post, while started, had never came to fruition.  Looking back, it makes sense, as

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Lake Placid Winter Fun Trip 2013

I officially want to be a ski bum. I said so last year when we went to Lake Placid the first time, and I only feel stronger about it after this weekend.  I’m writing this from bed.  I haven’t properly slept since Thursday and muscles in my legs I didn’t even know existed are on fire.   

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4th of July Week in Pictures…Very Limited Pictures

As noted in my previous post, I was camping in upstate New York over the 4th of July Weekend (I’m actually not sure whether last weekend or the weekend prior was considered the “4th weekend”, but just go with it). I went in with the intention of taking alot of photographs, especially on the drive between Narrowsburg,

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Kittatiny Canoe Rafting & Camping: Literally the Easiest Trip To Plan & Execute

Whenever I tell people that my friends and I have an annual camping/rafting trip to New York, the reactions are usually somewhere along the lines of “wow you guys are hardcore” or “I’d never be able to rough it for a weekend and do whitewater.”  Occasionally I let whoever I’m talking to think I’m some backwoods

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Bethel NY

In my last post, I shared my impending 90’s megatour in Bethel, New York.  I’m taking a school bus from my hometown up for the night with a group of friends, which is fun because we won’t have to spend money on lodging, no DUI’s, and drinking on a school bus is more fun then

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Summerland Tour at Bethel Woods

Have you heard of the Summerland Tour yet?   I’d been vaguely aware of it’s existence for some time; essentially it’s a group of quintessential 90’s musicians going on tour together.  I remember someone telling me about excitedly, how it would basically be the soundtrack to my 5th and 6th grade years, but that tickets cost upwards of $80.00. 

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