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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 11:33 AM
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If you're not scrambling for time, 30 would be my first choice. It will take you down the Pepacton Reservoir, Margaretville is a good stop along 30. Rte 30 runs into 206 at Downsville, another very nice road. If you're into covered bridges, there is one just as you come in to Downsville.
206 takes you to Whitney Point where you can keep heading west on 79. Whitney Point has a cool diner and a couple of nice ice cream spots. There is a fresh water spring just outside Lisle where you can stop can fill your canteen (water bottles) You will probable see a couple locals there. 79 takes you to Ithaca. Ithaca is a gateway to the Finger Lakes so you will have to make some decisions about what to see while you are in that area.

On the other hand, I take 28 - 8 - 365 - 49 - 3 - 104 quite a bit. You go through more congestion, but there are ways around them and the sights are just as beautiful. As I said, decisions

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If you're not scrambling for time, 30 would be my first choice. It will take you down the Pepacton Reservoir, Margaretville is a good stop along 30. Rte 30 runs into 206 at Downsville, another very nice road. If you're into covered bridges, there is one just as you come in to Downsville.
206 takes you to Whitney Point where you can keep heading west on 79. Whitney Point has a cool diner and a couple of nice ice cream spots. There is a fresh water spring just outside Lisle where you can stop can fill your canteen (water bottles) You will probable see a couple locals there. 79 takes you to Ithaca. Ithaca is a gateway to the Finger Lakes so you will have to make some decisions about what to see while you are in that area.

On the other hand, I take 28 - 8 - 365 - 49 - 3 - 104 quite a bit. You go through more congestion, but there are ways around them and the sights are just as beautiful. As I said, decisions
30/206/79 to Ithaca looks real good.
In the past I turned back east onto 28 from 30 at Margaretville (toward pizza in Phoenicia) or onto 145 at Middleburgh.

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If I remember correctly Pepacton Reservoir is one of the water supply reservoirs for the water you drink in metropolitan NYC....they pipe it quite a ways.


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If I remember correctly Pepacton Reservoir is one of the water supply reservoirs for the water you drink in metropolitan NYC....they pipe it quite a ways.


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Could be. I always heard Ashokan was the main one. (Nice ride around it.)

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There's a whole big world out there once you leave the confines of your home city. If you look at an atlas....now that you are leaving the cocoon of your city and venturing out to see the big world you should buy a map atlas....Wal Mart sells them cheaply and they are actually decent good maps. There is a road that runs along each of the Finger Lakes and each road is very scenic. Check out Taughannock Falls State Park just north of Ithaca, NY. There's no charge to enter the park and the Taughannock Falls is absolutely awesome at a height of 215'....higher than Niagara Falls and the highest single drop falls east of the Rockies.


Another great NY Park to check out not that far from the Finger Lakes is Letchworth State Park, the home of the "Grand Canyon of NY".


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Letchworth State Park was also recently voted the best state park in America. It is 17 miles long with several scenic stops along the way, including an overlook of the Mt Morris dam, three impressive waterfalls and the famed Glen Iris Inn Restaurant.

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Letchworth State Park was also recently voted the best state park in America. It is 17 miles long with several scenic stops along the way, including an overlook of the Mt Morris dam, three impressive waterfalls and the famed Glen Iris Inn Restaurant.
It's on the list.
Heading out June 8 from Lake George, across Gr. Sacandaga Lake to 30...figuring 4-5 days.
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Much oblige fellers,
As a matter of fact I am on the last leg of a tourmaster transition 2...that's right, the 2. I been looking at the transition 4 on the internet wondering if I am going to like it as much...I will definitely make it a point to stop there. thanks.
Can't believe I forgot to mention this...
If you're still up for shopping, head north on 16 out of Conway, past Mt. Washington, way up to the Dixville Notch/ Grafton Notch area.
At the corner of 16 & 26 in Errol, NH is LL Cote Sports Center. Look it up.

http://www.llcote.com/

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