Jul 29

Opus 40 – Saugerties, NY

The six and a half acre quarried rock park in Saugerties, New York that is Opus 40 has long since been on my list of things to see after discovering photos years ago. Featuring a Quarryman’s Museum, gift shop and tons (literally) of rock formations all hand crafted by one single dude, Opus 40 is …

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Jul 25

Songs with Connections to Upstate New York

Ever listen to a song and think, “Whoa! Was that a reference to ______?!” There’s a ton of classics that mention or make reference to something in New York that most of us already know. Traditional tunes like ‘Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal’, and the Billy Joel and Frank Sinatra classics that mostly refer to …

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Jul 15

The Last of the Confederate Rebels – Town Line, NY

The following is a guest contribution by Michael Brewster.   You might think that The Last Town in the Confederacy would be in Tennessee or Missouri or some dusty forgotten western corner of Texas, and you’d be… Wrong. Town Line, New York, a little hamlet outside of Buffalo in Erie County has the dubious distinction …

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Jul 11

All Things ‘Wizard of Oz’ in Chittenango, NY

Wizard of Oz fans have no shortage of stops to make in Chittenango, the birthplace of Lyman Frank Baum, author and creator of the iconic tale. I’ve only ever seen the original Wizard of Oz movie, and admittedly until after my trip to Chittenango I wasn’t even aware of the multiple books, films, spin-offs and even …

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Jul 06

Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ-on-the-Mount – Woodstock, NY

New York has one of the most diverse histories in the country when it comes to spirituality. There seems to be a never ending supply of discoverable spots around Upstate to feed the soul whether it be traveling or sitting still. For those who don’t know me personally, you may not know that Orthodox Christian …

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Jul 01

7 of Upstate New York’s Best Food Challenges

Looking to test your satiety around Upstate?? These food challenges from around New York will have you stuffed and still maybe even wanting more! (But, probably not.) The Sand Dock Sundae The Silo – Lewiston, NY Nine scoops of your chosen ice cream, hot fudge, crushed Oreos, whipped cream and gummy worms make up the …

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