Tag Archives: ExploreNY

A Change of Scenery

 

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While the weather in Upstate New York this Autumn hasn’t been remarkable, we did manage to get out this past week on some of the more glamourous days to catch sight of the foliage before it all blew off the trees. Here are some of our favorite shots:

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2012 Beekman Harvest Fest

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2012 Harvest Fest in Sharon Springs

A little over an hour east of Utica, sits a small quaint town in the center of New York State that is featured in its very own reality television show. “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” is set in the town of Sharon Springs, New York and follows the lives of two city boys who have moved to the country to reinvent themselves as farmers and entrepreneurs. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge have created the lifestyle brand Beekman 1802 which they slap on everything from cookbooks to goat’s milk soap. Over the weekend, Scott and I and a couple of great friends traveled down to Sharon Springs to partake in the town’s annual Harvest Fest. The festival featured vendors selling everything from pickles and pumpkins to clothing and jewelry, not to mention celebrity appearances by the Fabulous Beekman Boys themselves. Every inch of the town was dripping with pumpkins, mums and cornstalks, it was truly a visual delight. Highlights of our day included chatting with the locals, seeing the live birds of prey at the bird rescue exhibit and ending the day with a glass of wine at the gorgeous American Hotel. Here are some of our favorite shots from the day, and a clip from the popular show “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”. For a visual treat, check out the Beekman Boys’ website: http://beekman1802.com/.TheBeekmanBoys

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Josh of the Fabulous Beekman Boys. Whoever is doing their graphic design and marketing is just a genius. We are in love with every last detail.

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The American Hotel in Sharon Springs

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Black Cat Bakery all decked out for Harvest Fest in Sharon Springs.

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Pickles, produce and funky journals for sale at the 2012 Sharon Springs Harvest Fest.

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All kinds of gourmet goat cheese.Socks_SharonSpringsShrubbery_BeekmanBoys

Bird Rescue at the 2012 Sharon Spring Harvest Fest
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Take Me to the River

A scenic view from high above the St. Lawrence River. Happy Labor Day!

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The leaves begin to change in Upstate New York as we fly high above the Thousand Islands Region in a hot air balloon.


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


The Best Of The Rest

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Fireflies at twilight

For every post on I Love Upstate, there are at least a thousand photographs that don’t ever get viewed by any one but us. Since we have collected so many, we decided to share some of our most favorite miscellaneous shots from the past two months. From experimenting with extended exposures to jumping out of the car to get a shot from the side of the road, these shots show what we are doing when we aren’t exploring new territory. We hope you enjoy them!

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The Black River

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Henderson Harbor

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Henderson Harbor at sunset 

 

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Two feral kittens play in the sunshine.

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A white rose blooms in Sandy Creek, New York

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A hot air balloon rises above The Thousand Islands as we dine at the beautiful Thousand Island’s Club on Millionaires Row.

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Another beautiful sunset in Upstate New York

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A mound of wildflowers on a sunny day.

 

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Twilight over Henderson Harbor as seen from Sackets Harbor in Upstate New York.

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In the early hours of the morning, deer come out to play in a field in Sackets Harbor.

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Payne Lake in Theresa, New York

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A beautiful night for sailing in Sackets Harbor, New York

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Wildflowers

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Henderson Harbor at sunset

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A Thousand Islands sunset

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Crossing the Thousand Islands Bridge in the evening as the sun sets on another beautiful day in Upstate New York.


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