Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ommegang Brewery South of Cooperstown

These folks understand the value of pure aquifers and are major opponents of hydrofracking. Excellent allies!

Consider just buying Three Philosophers in the store and skipping the visit to the brewery. The building is pretty great but so are the crowds.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Seneca Log House at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown

The Fenimore Art Museum now has on its grounds an original Haudenosaunee building brought from Rochester and originally built at Tuscarora.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Route 20 - Cherry Valley Turnpike

  
A day in Cooperstown always includes cruising Route 20, the old pike that runs from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania and finally all the way to Oregon. It runs parallel to the NYS Thruway and Route 5, south of them by 20 miles along this stretch we used from Cazenovia to Richfield Springs. 

Those other two highways run in the Mohawk River valley and along the southern edge of the lakebed of post-glacial Lake Iroquois. Route 20 is inland and hilly. Further west it drops into deep valleys between Cazenovia and Skaneateles, and then crosses the outlets of the Finger Lakes.

The topography makes for an interesting ride.

Friday, October 12, 2012