Well it’s not exactly a lost entrance as so many people have found it. We are at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and a nice Park Ranger has taken us to a concrete entrance that looks to be straight out of “Lost” the TV series. It is actually a staircase and ramp that takes you way down to a special section of the tunnels.
After coming out of the caverns of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky we decided to drive around the beautiful park. This road took us down a steep hill to a small river crossing. There was no bridge so we started to back up but a ferry started up to takes us across. It was free and took one vehicle on at a time. Very fun!
We are at the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) meet at Paul Smith’s College in the Northern Adirondacks. Out on the large field (the Green), there are hundreds of famous wooden canoes. On most of the canoes there are brass name plates or decals of the famous makers. You can see two different versions of the Peterborough Canoe Co of Peterborough, Canada. The top four boat tags are on the most expensive and rare canoes. The Rushton would be the rarest, the Willits was super nice and the Morris canoe was very beautiful. Walter Walker was one of the most famous canoe makers in all of Canada. There are two different Linkanoe tags represented here and that canoe was rare and unusual in its restored and usable condition.
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After walking down the long paved path along the water of Lower Saint Regis Lake at Paul Smith’s College in the Northern Adirondacks, we come to the end at one of the Administration buildings. This is Sporck Admissions Center and it was one of the original buildings of Paul Smith’s that was repurposed to the college. The entire hotel at the turn of the former century was this color and style with its white sides.
While at Paul Smith’s College in the Northern Adirondacks at the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association meet, it is fun to explore the campus. Here there is a nice trail that goes along the lakeshore of Lower Saint Regis Lake. It is all brick paver with lamp posts and beautiful scenery in all directions.
Sitting on the top of a lonely hill at Saratoga Historic Battlefield National Park in the Southeastern Adirondacks, is a tiny house. This is the original Nielson Farmhouse. It is significant because Revolutionary generals Benedict Arnold and Enoch Poor used the house. On September 19th, 1777, the men who were encamped here advanced to intercept the British and their German allies in a large battle. The British had moved up this ridge to try to sweep around and reach Albany, NY.
As we tour downtown in Glens Falls, New York in the Southeastern Adirondacks, we come across the Chapman House. This is part of the Historical Museum and resides in a classic house in Glens Falls that originally belonged to Zopher DeLong. It houses many historical exhibits and rotating exhibits of local history. This is a view of the external of the house:
The above image is an oil painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, New York. It is called “Estelle in a Red Hat”, and was painted by the French artist in 1876. The image below is called “Coco” and was painted in 1905. Renoir lived in France from 1841-1919.