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10 Days & Nights in the Adirondack Park

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A treehouse glows in the dark under Adirondack skies, and the Milky Way takes shape overhead.

We recently had the opportunity to spend 10 days and nights in the Adirondack Park relaxing under the stars. There certainly is plenty to do in the Adirondack Mountains; fabulous museums, extreme sports, hiking, climbing, competing, shopping, eating…you get the idea, we however, did none of these things. Instead we kicked our feet up and spent ten days unwinding and catching up with some great friends and family. We covered a lot of ground from Lowville to Inlet, visited a real Adirondack Great Camp, wandered around some of the local towns, and took time to appreciate the details. Of course we never travel anywhere without the trusty camera, and after a midnight encounter with a concerned neighbor, we began choosing our night photography locations a little more carefully. All in all, the trip was a success, and we returned home feeling rested, rejuvenated and ready to edit all of the photos we took. Here are some of the highlights:

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Chases Lake

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Flowers

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A Hummingbird is perched on top of a feeder in the Adirondack Park.

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Bird watching out the window of Rusty P’s – a hometown diner in the Adirondack Park.

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Berries grow on the shores of Chases Lake in Watson, New York

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Adirondack nights under a blanket of stars.

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Beaver Lake

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Beaver Lake

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A real Adirondack Great Camp from the 1920s.

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Funky bohemian interior of an Adirondack Great Camp from the 1920s.

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Beaver Lake

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Fifth Lake in Inlet. Carvings on the donated boards of the public dock denote the names and messages of the people who donated them.

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Seventh Lake

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Ranger shows a stick who’s boss as the sun goes down on Seventh Lake.

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Seaplanes on Seventh Lake

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Seventh Lake Lily Pads

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Lola is soaking up the sunshine.

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Seventh Lake

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A bridge on Seventh Lake

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Seventh Lake at night

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Waterfall Hunting

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Whitaker Park – Upstate New York.

On the heels of purchasing a brand new remote for my camera, Scott, Jackson and I went out in search of extended exposures. We had one miserably failed attempt at star trails before we decided to start with something a little easier, waterfalls. Our search for the elusive waterfall led us to Whitaker Park in the town of Martinsburg near Lowville, New York. After a short walk down a manicured trail we reached the water and began to walk downstream to find the falls. Lush green plant life dotted with wildflowers climbed the rock walls as the sound of rushing water roared in the background. We probably spent 3 hours playing with the settings on my camera, walking in the water and just enjoying our surroundings. This park is a must for any nature lover or camp enthusiast. For more information check out this post on NYFalls.com, or to view the very affordable camping rates check out this site: http://villageoflowville.org/content/Parks/View/3

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Both sets of falls at Whitaker Park in Upstate New York.

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Lush greenery lines the walls of the ravine.

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Whitaker Park – Upstate New York

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Extended exposure shot of the fall at Whitaker Park – Upstate New York

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A myriad of wildflowers dotted the landscape on the banks near the waterfalls.

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Whitaker Park – Upstate New York

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Whitaker Park – Upstate New York

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A channel cuts through the rocks at Whitaker Park in Lowville, New York.

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The lower tier of waterfalls at Whitaker Park – Upstate New York.

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Whitaker Park – Upstate New York

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The top tier of waterfalls at Whitaker Park in Upstate New York.

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Very delicate and beautiful wildflowers growing in the park.

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Campsites sit sporadically under the tall pine trees which makes entering this park like driving into a movie set.


Upstate Facebook Cover Photo Freebies

Facebook Cover Photo Example

Facebook Cover Photo Example

I am LOVING the new Facebook timeline layout with it’s vast spaces for photos, and graphics! As a graphic designer, I get really jazzed about things like that. To help celebrate this shift to a more attractive user experience and our relatively new I Love Upstate NY Facebook Fan page, Scott and I thought it would be great fun to offer a few cover photos to those of you who love Upstate New York as much as we do. I may have gotten a little carried away… So without further ado, please enjoy the following free Upstate New York Facebook cover photos on us…

To make these your Facebook cover photo simply:

1.) Click on the image you want to use as your cover photo

2.) Right Click and save the image or just drag the image to your desktop – (all of the images are the correct dimensions)

3.) Upload the image  to your Facebook page

4.) Set the image as your cover photo…ENJOY!

Oh yeah…and come on over and LIKE our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/iloveupstateny) so we have more reasons to make stuff and give it away!

Watertown Ariel - Facebook Cover Photo
Watertown Ariel – Facebook Cover Photo
Ives Hill Country Club Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Ives Hill Country Club Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Talcott Falls Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Talcott Falls Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunset Kayak Lake Ontario - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunset Kayak Lake Ontario - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunrise On Mirror Lake Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunrise On Mirror Lake Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Stars On Sandy Pond - Facebook Cover Photo

Stars On Sandy Pond - Facebook Cover Photo

Speculator Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Speculator Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Sandy Creek Sunset - Facebook Cover Photo

Sandy Creek Sunset - Facebook Cover Photo

Foggy Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

Foggy Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

Rock Island Lighthouse Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Rock Island Lighthouse Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Ogdensburg Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Ogdensburg Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Krudco Rochester - Facebook Cover Photo

Krudco Rochester - Facebook Cover Photo

HDR Ice Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

HDR Ice Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Ceiling Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Ceiling Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Brownville - Facebook Cover Photo

Brownville - Facebook Cover Photo

Bolt Castle At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Bolt Castle At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Beaver River Fest Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Beaver River Fest Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Antique Boat Museum Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Antique Boat Museum Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Alex Bay At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Alex Bay At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo


Photo Of The Day: Big Moose Station

Empty chairs wait for occupants on a fall morning at Big Moose Station


Xtreme Shenanigans

Kayaking

Kayakers head toward the action on the Beaver River Labor Day weekend

It seems as though a Labor Day tradition has been established in our small family, The Beaver River Fest. Again this year, we attended one of the dam releases in Taylorville, accompanied by numerous hardcore adrenaline junkies from across the country. While we only stayed for a short time this year, I managed to get some great shots of the action. Check them out!

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No Splash?

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Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls

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Hardcore Ginger

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Blackfly

Blackfly

Catamaran

Making it look easy...

Read more from our adventures last year, here:  iloveupstatenewyork.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/235/

or check out some of the footage I took of last year’s event, here:
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Untitled from andrea parisi on Vimeo.

and a pretty sweet (and much longer) video of this year’s event, shot with a helmet cam, here: http://vimeo.com/28599476


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