Category Archive: New York

A Hike up Snowy Mountain and Camping with my Stepfather in The Adirondacks

Our next stop was one that I had been looking forward to for months – a visit with my stepfather! He took vacation from work and met us in one of his favorite… Continue reading

Singer Castle and Boldt Castle Tours

Our last day in the Thousand Islands we decided to get back out on the water to visit the famous Boldt Castle. Since we were not going to do any additional hikes in… Continue reading

Abby vs. The Porcupine. Or, Wellesley Island State Park

After a relaxing boat tour the previous afternoon we decided to get outside and explore a bit so we drove over the first segment of the Thousand Islands Bridge to Wellesley Island for… Continue reading

A Thousand Islands and 864 More

The Thousand Islands Region is a group of islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway located between the northern border of New York state and the southern border of Ontario. Due to the shorelines… Continue reading

Thirty Mile Lighthouse and Chimney Bluffs State Park

The gorgeous Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse on Lake Ontario was one of the most lovely I’ve visited. Built in 1875, the lighthouse reflects Victorian architectural tastes and has many orate touches including cut… Continue reading

Niagara Falls State Park, Maid of the Mist, and the Niagara Power Generation Plant

The morning after we viewed the falls from the Canadian side, we crossed the Rainbow International Bridge to New York, stopping at Niagara Falls State Park. From there we caught an early morning… Continue reading

Niagara Falls, Finally

Somewhat incredibly, this was my first visit to Niagara Falls. I grew up in southern New York and lived in New England before I started traveling, yet I had never been – for… Continue reading

Wandering Around and a Walk at Monksville Reservoir. Or, That Turtle Just Peed On Me!!!

After the last barn we were heading towards the town of Warwick when we came across a turtle in the road. I love turtles and for the past few months, since I first… Continue reading

The Black Dirt Region, Orange County, New York

When Tina suggested we visit the farms near where I grew up in order to take photos of barns I was incredibly excited. I love farmland and old barns in general but I… Continue reading

Bear Mountain State Park, New York

Bear Mountain State Park is very close to where I grew up and though I can’t say that we often visited the state park, the mountain has a lot of memories for me… Continue reading