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YEAR #2 - STOP #43

Today we crossed back into the state of New York. Back in early May we spent eleven days on Long Island and visited New York City three times during our stay. Let me tell you, this region of New York looks nothing like that!

Surely this can't be New York, can it?

This region is covered with mountains, forests and farms, as far as the eye can see. We drove one hundred miles today and didn't see a single building more than three stories tall. Also missing were the hoards of people scurrying about and all that traffic.

Our campsite here at Eagle Point Campground

We are driving through what's known as the North Country Region of New York. It is home to the Adirondack Mountains, which is part of New York's Forest Preserve. Our campsite here at Eagle Point Campground, on the southwestern shore of Schroon Lake, is one of many that are managed by the State Forest Preserve.

Once all the water activities for the day are done it gets quite peaceful here.

We have scheduled three days here, to relax and get some work done, while we enjoy watching the water activities taking place out on Schroon Lake.


Every morning we have two mother turkeys (hens) and at least a dozen chicks visit our campsite, along with the empty one next to us, looking to eat any spiders, worms, beetles or other insects that dare to invade our campsite. After an hour or so of clearing the sites they fly up high into the trees to roost for the rest of the day.

Sure do wish they would learn to catch and eat the mosquitoes too! I guess we would need a few dragonflies and bats to get that taken care of.

The morning cleaning crew have arrived!

Time to begin their afternoon nap, safe high up in the trees.

With all of our work done for the month we have some time to go sightseeing and I know just the place.

Located just a short drive from here is Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. It's just the kind of activity we enjoy most, a short hike in the woods with some waterfalls and a small cave to explore as a bonus.


Trout Brook making it's way towards the Natural Stone Bridge.
Beginning the 3/4 mile trail which includes over 500 irregular natural stairs.
Our first look at the Natural Stone Bridge.
A little bit closer look at the bridge.
The view from on top of the bridge.
Looking down into the grotto.
This is where Trout Brook goes underground for a short distance.
Inside of the Echo Cave.
Make sure you duck when passing under Arch Rock.
The cascading waters of Trout Brook.
A look at the Natural Stone Bridge from afar.
The bridge from the opposite bank of Trout Brook.
A section of the Rim Trail.
When the soil is washed away the tree roots grab hold on the rock.
The outflow from the Natural Stone Bridge.
An unrepaired section of the trail from the last flood.
Large potholes are created when the water tumbles rocks around for centuries.

• • • 100 MILE • • •

28.25 MILES

A three quarters mile hike around Natural Stone Bridge
brings our annual total up to 28.25 miles.

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