Sunday, August 7, 2011

Three Rivers; Eleven Lakes

If you have no interest in seeing some of the rivers and lakes of the Adirondacks, please take your cup of coffee out to the porch or mosey on to another blog. Don't forget to come back though because the next post will include some very different sights. The past couple of days have found us Meandering through the Adirondacks. Friday our sightseeing destination was Indian Lake and yesterday we moved our little home north to Lake Placid. We love clear water and the rivers and lakes here are crystal clear.

After leaving Albany on Thursday, August 4th, we drove on to our next destination. We parked in Lake Luzerne which is near Lake George, known to me for the paintings by Georgia O'Keefe. When she summered here in the 1920s it would have been a lovely place but now the lake shore is nearly all privately owned and the town is just another tacky tchotchke tourist trap. Still, I'll begin with a couple of photos taken there that evening at the only two public access points we found.

Veteran's Beach, Lake George

Million Dollar Beach, Lake George

With the rolling Adirondack Mountains as a backdrop, every scene in this vast park is breathtaking. On Friday we drove up to Indian Lake, you know, because of the song by that name by the Cowsills...well yes, it is quite an oldie. Indian Lake is much like Lake George in that the only access was a boat ramp that charged $5.00 to walk down to the shore...the one photo I have of Indian Lake was taken surreptitiously there...oops. Please don't think that the lack of access to those two lakes has dimmed our pleasure in exploring this area because it certainly has not.

The Hudson River

An Adirondack lake in the small town of Indian Lake

The aforementioned photo of the actual Indian Lake.

Lewey Lake

Mason Lake

Lake Pleasant in the small town of Speculator

Sacandaga River

Lake Algonquin

Great Sacandaga Lake

A pond in the town of Hadley that has a fabulous beaver dam; it's near the center of the photo at the rear. Remember, you can click to enlarge.

Yesterday we drove up to our RV Park near Lake Placid in the northern part of the Adirondacks. By day's end, we had enjoyed even more scenic bodies of water including the Ausable River which meanders for many miles.

Ausable River

Ausable River

Mirror Lake in the 1980 Winter Olympics town of Lake Placid.

Lake Flower in the small town of Saranac Lake

Isn't this area incredible? We saw all of this magnificence in an area that's about 75 miles from bottom to top. Even though we have Internet here, it takes a long time to load photos. I'll continue to share our experiences as time permits...there's much more to come.

Lovin' Life ~~ Lovin' Water

1 comment:

  1. What serene spots for some good canoeing! Miss the days of just picking up and going for a canoe day somewhere.

    (Oh... Did I mention that my internet was quirky for a couple of weeks? Now I am playing catch up...) And with 3 boys napping, I might just get caught up a little. LOL! =)


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