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THE ALTERNATE NEW YORK

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A travel journal to New York by Irishdancer

LAKE EFFNER Photo, New York, United States More Photos
Quote: In my journal, "MOTHER/DAUGHTER GETAWAY", you get a flavor of downstate New York life. Now, we're going to explore the other New York - UPSTATE. Fasten your seat belts. A whole new world awaits you.

THE ALTERNATE NEW YORK

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Overview

LAKE EFFNER Photo, New York, United States
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As you travel north from New York City on Interstate 287/87 and cross the Tappan Zee Bridge, the landscape changes immediately.The lushness and greenery of The Catskill Mountain region will envelope you. Sites as varied as The West Point Military Academy and The Catskill Game Farm beckon to tourists and residents alike. Continuing northward toward the Helderberg Mountain area, a more rugged, altered landscape presents itself. You've entered the Tri-State area which encompasses Albany (the state capital), Troy, and Schenectady. Thacher Park has some of the best overlooks of Albany's Empire State Plaza, as well as sprawling farmlands and acres of scenic, open spaces.The altitud...Read More

Northern Lake George Resort

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Hotel

Northern Lake George Resort Photo, Lake George, New York
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The best thing about this "resort" is it's location. It's situated right on Lake George and is a very picturesque spot to vacation or do a long weekend.HISTORY:The Martucci Family owns it. It's advertised as a 4 season resort. It was built in 1896 and called "Hotel Uncas". They've changed the name at least four times since then. Many structural changes have happened with the most recent addition in 1990 - Adirondack Lakeside Villas.PRICES:The Villas cost $1,100/week in the summer to $750-900/week all other seasons. Lodge lakeview rooms are $550/week in the summer and $390/week all other seasons. Motel rooms cost $430/wk or $70/day during summer and $55/day fall/wi...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 23, 2002

Northern Lake George Resort
8074 Lakeshore Drive
Silver Bay 12874
(518) 543-6577

THE VIEW RESTAURANT AT INDIAN KETTLES

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Restaurant

THE VIEW RESTAURANT AT INDIAN KETTLES Photo, New York, United States
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The View is advertised as "the oldest established restaurant on beautiful Lake George". We haven't been to every restaurant on the lake but can't imagine a more scenic overlook than The View incorporates.THE HISTORY:It's said that the name "Indian Kettles" describes great holes in the rock ledge. They were hallowed out of the rock during the Ice Age and later put to use by Native Americans who used them for cooking and storage. THE LAYOUT:You enter from a parking lot off Rt 9N. The receptionist greets you at the entrance to the huge dining room, which can seat up to 200 people banquet-style. An unusual antler chandelier, suspended over the dining area, imme...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2002

CARILLON RESTAURANT

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Restaurant

CARILLON RESTAURANT Photo, New York, United States
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FIRST IMPRESSION:If you drive there at night, you would see a simple, one-story, windowed, roadhouse type building outlined in colored lights. Luckily, our friends had been to The Carillon" before and invited us to join them. Otherwise, we might have driven right past it - and that would have been our loss!ATMOSPHERE: Warm, cozy, and inviting. You enter through the front door from the very ample parking lot into a small entranceway. If you take a quick right by the fish tank(see photos), you'll step into the bar. An immediate left brings you into the main dining room. Our friends had requested the table by the fireplace when they made their rese...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 31, 2002

SNUG HARBOR MARINA

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Story/Tip

SNUG HARBOR MARINA Photo, New York, United States
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Friends of ours rent a boat slip at the SNUG HARBOR MARINA. It is located in historic Ticonderoga, New York, at the Northern end of Lake George.My husband and I have learned a great deal over the last couple of years about "boat people"and the cohesive communities they form. The Snug Harbor community is both welcoming and fun. Family activities play a prominent role in these boaters' lives.WHO USES THE MARINA?A very diverse group of people, who are either boat owners (or visitors, like ourselves), or boat renters. The majority of this population come from places outside Ticonderoga and are representative of many states. They all come together t...Read More