Monday, July 16, 2012

Keene Valley Cemetery And The Adirondack Railroad

The dogs and I were on our way up to the farm for a weekend visit and had just had an extended, fun and interesting rest stop at Frontier Town. We traveled up the Northway to Exit 30 and continued on our way via Route 73 through the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. The day was so clear and lovely that I pulled up into the Keene Cemetery for a nice view of the surrounding mountains:

I stood beside the car snapping pictures in every direction, and wherever I looked I saw more mountains:

This was a peaceful and lovely scene, a nice way to begin our journey through the Adirondacks:

Because they'd just had a long run at Frontier Town, I kept the dogs in the car. They got to view the sights through the windows:

I snapped one last photo and then pulled out down the long access road and back onto Route 73 to continue our journey:

I'd already decided that I wanted to visit the newly opened Adirondack Carousel in the town of Saranac Lake, but didn't know where I could safely park to keep the dogs cool and unperturbed by passersby. I pulled up to the Adirondack Railway Station adjacent to the Carousel. And to my surprise, they were boarding a train which had stopped out behind the station:

I drove around the station, across the tracks and up to the rear of the building to watch the boarding process:

Still looking for a safe and cool place to park, I pulled down the dirt lane behind the station. It offered no traffic at all and a superb view of the Adirondack Railroad:

I could see people boarding the train and milling around inside as they made themselves comfortable. I've since checked their website and discovered that this would have been the 12:30 departure to Lake Placid, costing $10.00:

Do you see that small, dirt lane beside the tracks? That's where I had my car. I pulled ahead and parked beneath those trees. I left the dogs in the car and walked to the Adirondack Carousel. But I'll post about that tomorrow:

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