Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sightseeing In Marvelous Saranac Lake, New York

I was on my way home with the dogs from a weekend at the farm. I stopped in the Adirondack town of Saranac Lake to buy gas and a sandwich and noticed that construction on the Adirondack Carousel had progressed. It was right across the street from the store, so I walked over:

It was beginning to show its final form. I could imagine what it might look like when finished. Click here to read some news articles on the carousel and see some pictures, including an artist's portrait of the finished product:

The Adirondack Carousel riders will sit atop Adirondack animals such as beaver, fox, eagle, deer, loon - and to keep it honest, a black fly! Click here to see a gallery of the animal carvings:

I walked forward while the workmen kept themselves busy:

And less than a block away was the historic Union Depot, a restored Railroad Station. I drove over there in spite of the short distance so that I wouldn't have to leave my car filled with barking dogs in the convenience store parking lot:

Click here to read more about Saranac Lake's Union Depot:

A scenic railroad passes through here on its way between Utica and Lake Placid. I'm sure it's spectacular, but I'll never get to try it myself because I'd have nowhere to leave the dogs. Click here if you'd like to learn more about it:

Out behind Union Depot was a hill lined with pine trees and fine old homes. Saranac Lake was a very nice Adirondack town, but I had a long drive ahead of me still. So I continued on my way. I'll post more tomorrow:

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