Chris Clemens

Creator + Owner + Author = Chief Exploring Officer. Chris has been traveling back and forth across New York for years studying and discovering the tucked away gems of the state and chronicling the journey


  1. Andy Graupman
    August 5, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    I was fortunate enough several years back to do the archaeology for their soccer fields fronting Martin Rd. The first time I drove up on it I thought to myself, “either I’ve just dropped into SE Asia or a Buddhist temple from there got plucked up and dropped right in Upstate NY.” You’re right, it’s a gorgeous, sacred space and the detail on the temple is outstanding. I haven’t been back since but your post makes me want to return.

    Also, I totally agree; the only way we’ll get along as a society is through tolerance & understanding and that can only be achieved through engagement, communication, compassion, and empathy.


  2. Patricia Batz
    August 7, 2018 @ 9:48 am

    Thanks for sharing. I would like to go to the festival next year. Is that the only time a person can visit the ground& temple.? Do you know the date of next years festival?


    • Chris Clemens
      August 7, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

      Hi Patricia,
      You’ll want to stay tuned to their website for upcoming festival dates. You can find that here:

      You could also try contacting them via their website if you’re interested in a tour. Depending on availability, they might be able to accommodate a tour during a non-festival day!


  3. Cathy
    August 8, 2018 @ 7:12 pm

    Thanks, Chris. How interesting and how beautiful! Your pictures are amazing, and I wish you could have been in the same room with me, so I could ask you questions about all the things in them. Your descriptions of the food made me hungry! Thanks, also, for the link to their Web site. I look forward to learning more about them.

    I wish I lived closer and could visit all the places you write about!


  4. Whitney Hill
    August 22, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

    They are having a community picnic this sunday aug 26. I am looking forward to seeing this beautiful place.


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