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Old 06-30-2013, 01:27 PM   #451
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Loon Lake to Schroon Lake

10 or 12 miles from Loon Lake is Scroon Lake

Entering many of The Adirondack towns and villages is like stepping in a time machine and being dropped back into a bygone era when things were so much simpler and Schroon lake is no exception

Its one of those places where old friends catch up over coffe in the local diner




And there's only 1 Theater in town







The main street is mostly small local businesses







And they have a very cool public beach






Where you can hang out on a bench and enjoy the view




And have a picnic

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:33 AM   #452
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Thanks for the post!!! BEAUTIFUL!! This is the home state I want to remember.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #453
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10 or 12 miles from Loon Lake is Scroon Lake
I had to finally join the forum after reading this post. Just wanted to thank you for the memories.

I grew up in Schroon Lake and the pictures you posted brought back many memories. I saw the first Terminator movie in the Strand Theater, and I learned to play the drums at Flanigan's bar. I also lived in an apartment above one of the stores you took a photo of.

Thanks again for the post. I'm really enjoying it. Maybe someday I'll be back in NY and enjoy a ride around the area.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #454
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Thanks for the post!!! BEAUTIFUL!! This is the home state I want to remember.
Thanks upST8, here's hoping you had good weather for your trip back

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I had to finally join the forum after reading this post. Just wanted to thank you for the memories.

I grew up in Schroon Lake and the pictures you posted brought back many memories. I saw the first Terminator movie in the Strand Theater, and I learned to play the drums at Flanigan's bar. I also lived in an apartment above one of the stores you took a photo of.

Thanks again for the post. I'm really enjoying it. Maybe someday I'll be back in NY and enjoy a ride around the area.
Great town to grow up in, although the winters must have been killer, welcome to the aylum

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Also...in relation to page 1 and the bike in the handicapped spot. I am a disabled rider who sometimes parks in the handicap spot depending on how my legs are doing that day. Now if you saw them walk in and do cartwheels thats a different story! screw them! Haha i have canes and other stuff to walk sometimes.

I have read this thread a bunch of times. I love it
I did see them pull up and park and though they didn't do cartwheels trust me when I say they were young robust and had no business parking there
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #455
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Just got back from my trip, and wow. Joe You truly are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, with great roads!

I really enjoyed exploring the area, and while the weather was on and off rain, you were spot on that the mornings were always beautiful and nice and crisp. Always made sure I was up early to take it all in. I'll be returning for sure, because there were lots of things I wanted to explore, but ran out of time.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #456
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Just got back from my trip, and wow. Joe You truly are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, with great roads!

I really enjoyed exploring the area, and while the weather was on and off rain, you were spot on that the mornings were always beautiful and nice and crisp. Always made sure I was up early to take it all in. I'll be returning for sure, because there were lots of things I wanted to explore, but ran out of time.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it and had a safe trip, if you can make it back in the fall you'll see a color show like no other
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #457
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Route 9 used to be the main road to get to the North Country until I-87 aka the Northway was completed, Over the years this resulted in some areas losing their luster.

North Hudson used to be home to Frontier Town one of the amusement parks that used to dot The Adirondacks.

Opened in 1952 , closed for a number of years in the 80's and shut down for good in 1998

Oddly enough it's right off an exit but times passed it by












The motel is still there ( and it;s for sale)




Although there may be bad karma there for some




Take a left out of the parking lot however and you;ll come to one of the finest rides around - Blue ledge










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Old 07-07-2013, 09:54 AM   #458
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My friends family owned frontier town, and both my grandmother and mother had jobs there when they were young.
We used to go there all the time.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #459
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Hey Prometheus! I've just spent a whole bunch of lunch hours reading your whole thread. If there was such a thing as Adirondacks Ambassador, you would be the perfect guy for the job. I've done some bicycle trips in New York, Vermont, and Maine, but I've never been able to take the time to get my motorcycle up there. Now I'll have to figure out a way to do it!

Your photography is astonishing! I showed some of your work to my wife and we both agree that it belongs in an art book. Do you use a filter to get the really red/orange shots?

Thanks for the great photos and the entertaining writing. But thanks most of all for reminding us that we don't have to go on an around the world trip to enjoy adventure riding. Many times (as in your case and my case) some of the best riding is right in our own back yard.

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Old 07-13-2013, 03:42 AM   #460
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My friends family owned frontier town, and both my grandmother and mother had jobs there when they were young.
We used to go there all the time.
My folks took us up there a couple of times too, great place for kids

you may be interested in this http://www.frontiertown.net/


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Do you use a filter to get the really red/orange shots?



Cheers!
Thanks for stopping by and the kind words

some times I use a circular polarizer or a graduated nd. mmost of the time i just wait for the right light, like when the sun ducks brhind a cloud or a slightly overcast day, these are the times the colors really pop

also play with different exposures. for every decent shot there are at least 10 or 15 of the same that get deleted immediatly

The early morning shots are the resullt of fog and mist which really make for some fantastic photo ops
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:49 AM   #461
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Leaving North Hudson you continue up Route 9 and just before you Transition to Rte 73 you will find yourself here



T Road, do not pass this up, seriously, it's some of the best twisties you'll find in the North East

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:41 AM   #462
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #463
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good choces

I'm really glad I wasn;t in the Adirondacks this weekend

http://news.yahoo.com/3-feet-snow-up...025106821.html

Nah I did a decent loop through the park on Memorial day and it was nice (except the part where my bike tried to burn to the ground). Love the thread BTW your pics are awesome :)
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North Hudson used to be home to Frontier Town one of the amusement parks that used to dot The Adirondacks.
Opened in 1952 , closed for a number of years in the 80's and shut down for good in 1998
Oddly enough it's right off an exit but times passed it by


Wasn't there at one time a McDonald's in there? I seem to recall racing down Blue Ridge road after hiking trips to make it there before they closed at 8 PM.

Love the thread! Some of my best memories are hiking the High Peaks with friends in the '90s
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:55 AM   #465
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Clearly I need to stop hanging out so much in the threads I am subscribed to and look around a bit more Not sure how this one managed to elude me for so long.

Wow.

Just a great job on all accounts. Your writing style is a perfect complement to the photography. Fantastic report...thank you for taking the time.
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