Category Archives: New York

Troy Kitchen

Another hip spot on the scene in Troy, and this one is a real crowd pleaser: Troy Kitchen [77 Congress St, Troy, NY 12180] has something for everything. Enter and decide on why you are here, are you heading to … Continue reading

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Druthers Brewing Company, Albany NY

After a solid hike there is nothing I want more than mac and cheese. It’s pure comfort, and Druthers [1053 Broadway, Albany NY] does it right. They’re excellent with comfort food and feel in general. On an early evening weekend … Continue reading

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Lester Park Stromatolites, Saratoga Springs

Once a tourist attraction, now a lonesome roadside ghost town. Lester Park [Lester Park Road Saratoga Springs, NY] showcases ancient fossils, 490 million year-old from the Cambrian Period called stromatolites. These layered rocks were made by blue-green algae on a … Continue reading

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Harvest & Hearth, Saratoga Springs

Backdrop: the setting sun sinking under Fish Creek and the smell of the wood fired stove. Harvest & Hearth [251 Co Rd 67, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866] is the perfect mix between cozy-country and classy-chic. If you sit in the … Continue reading

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Schunnemunk Mountain, Hudson Valley

Pink puddingstone and mountaintop megaliths make for one perfectly memorable hike. Schunnemunk Mountain State Park [Intersection of Taylor Rd and Creekside Ln, Mountainville NY] is a diverse six and half mile loop hike gaining over 1,700 ft in elevation. Head … Continue reading

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Eggy’s Place, Albany

Down in Sketchville, the industrial blackhole of downtown Albany, is a food car called Eggy’s Place [1 Erie Blvd Albany, NY 12204]. Believe Eggy when he claims he has the best egg sandwich anywhere. He does. There is nowhere that … Continue reading

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Phelps and Tabletop Mountains, ADK 46

After I climbed my first of the 46, Marcy, I never thought I would catch the gotta climb them all fever. The next season I wanted to do Cascade and Porter just to have a nice day in the ADKs. … Continue reading

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