Thursday, September 28, 2006

Day # 5

Thursday morning we got up and had plans to drive to Lake George. Rachael Ray had talked about a place called Sutton's Market Place in her magazine and on her TV show $40 dollars a day. So we were off and driving.

We stopped at Chapel Pond on the way from Lake Placid to I-87. It is a fairly small pond, and we couldn't believe how clear the water was. It was very calming just to stand and look at the view.

We drove down I-87 to Sutton's in Queensbury, NY. It was interesting. There was a building with two floors of crafts, home-made jellies, jams and baked goods. There was also a restaurant in the same building. There were 3 buildings of VERY expensive furniture, a building with clothing and a toy shop. We each tried an apple cider doughnut, but didn't dare to eat at the restaurant. (we didn't recognize anything on the daily specials board)
This is a picture of Lake George taken from Lake George Village near "Million Dollar Beach".

We stopped in Bolton Landing on our back to Lake Placid. This was still Lake George. We didn't realize how big Lake George was. It is approximately 32 miles long and is nearly 3 miles wide. Much of the shoreline is unsettled, and through federal and state conservation efforts, will remain so. Small communities surround the lake, each lending its own unique style and way of life.

We drove most of the way back on Rt. 9. It was a 2 lane road that ran through the mountains. There were a lot of small towns and quite a few places to stop and take pictures. This picture is of a waterfall on Hague Brook. There was a place to park and hike into the woods to see both sides of the waterfall.