"Road Trip through Upstate New York" Top 5 Page for this destination New York State by 807Wheaton
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Several months ago, October 2009, I discovered that my 5th great grandfather was at Fort Ticonderoga in July 1777 as a Patriot in the American Revolution" - now I am waiting for DAR Confirmation! And here we are, in September 2010 almost 4 years since our visit. My application was accepted by the genealogists at the DAR in Washington, D.C.
We finally took our road trip through Upstate New York. While I was a working gal I made a list of places titled, "We'll do that when we retire".
One of the things I had to reconcile before we even left was the fact that New York State has so much to see and do that we couldn't possibly do it all in two weeks. I stuck pretty much to the original list and tried to insert as much into the route as possible. Even when we were in a place for two nights, like Hyde Park, we found that it was impossible to see all the things there.
I think if I lived within a 150 miles radius of the Hudson Valley I would be making trips every weekend to see all the historic and architectual sights that pop up around every turn in the road. Hope you enjoy this trip as much as we did!
We drove up Interstate 81 to Cortland and from there took highway 41 north to Skaneateles for our first stopping off point. We thought this town was about as charming as any we saw during our trip. It's obvious it has been discovered - big time!
A short 12 minute ferry trip across Lake Champlain to Vermont gave us an entire day to enjoy Shelburne Museum just south of Burlington. Like so many places, Shelburne had so much to offer we went back the next morning to see a few more of the things that interested us.
- Pros:Lots of beautiful countryside and sights
- Cons:We didn't encounter any cons on this trip
- In a nutshell:Take some time to explore New York from the top to the bottom!
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