On Our Shelves Now
Twenty-six history hikes, paddles, bike rides and cross-country ski tours along beautiful trails in New York State's Adirondack Mountain High Peaks and foothills, including the Lake Placid, Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Mohawk Valley regions. Hikes include tours of sites made famous by Adirondack guides, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, colonial settlers, and combatants in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Visit abandoned iron mines and the ruins of tanneries, the famous Adirondack great camps and old resorts, lost villages, Native American, Revolutionary War, and French and Indian War battlegrounds, and the homestead of John Brown, catalyst for the Civil War. Included are Valcour Island, scene of America's first naval battle, Fort Ticonderoga, His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point, and geological marvels like Indian Pass, Canajoharie Gorge, Chimney Mountain, and the tufa caves of Van Hornesville. Includes directions, maps, photos.