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Adirondack Trails with Tales


Adirondack Trails with Tales
History Hikes through the Adirondack Park and the Lake George, Lake Champlain & Mohawk Valley Regions

by Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney
foreword by Joe Martens, President, Open Space Institute
paper, 6x9, 320 pages, maps & photographs
9781883789640 / 1883789648 $19.95

Hike, paddle, bike, or cross-country ski along beautiful trails through sites made famous by Adirondack guides, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, colonial settlers, and combatants in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Visit abandoned iron mines and the ruins of tanneries, famous Adirondack great camps and old resorts, lost villages, Native American battlegrounds, and the homestead of John Brown, catalyst for the Civil War. Visit the scene of America's first naval battle and marvel at geological wonders like Indian Pass, Canajoharie Gorge, Chimney Mountain, and the tufa caves of Van Hornesville.

Detailed directions, maps, photographs, and vintage postcards.

Hikes include: Valcour Island, Coon Mountain, Crown Point: Fort St. Frederic & His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point , Fort Ticonderoga , Ironville & Penfield Homestead , Rock Pond , Rogers Rock , Shelving Rock Mountain & Shelving Rock Falls , Prospect Mountain , Fort George and Bloody Pond , Cooper's Cave & Betar Byway , John Brown's Farm , Mt. Jo & Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Adirondack & Indian Pass , East Branch of the Ausable River & Adirondack Mountain Reserve , Santanoni , The Sagamore , Paul Smiths , Hooper Garnet Mine , Chimney Mountain , Kunjamuk Cave , Griffin, Griffin Falls, &iamp; Auger Falls , Moss Island , Tufa Caves & Waterfalls of Van Hornesville , Canajoharie Gorge, Wolf Hollow

As Barbara Delaney and Russell Dunn illuminate in their history hikes, the trails of the Adirondacks offer a treasure trove of fascinating stories. This is a rich narrative, full of historical nuggets, but still very much a lucid and useful guide for feet on the ground. They have done an outstanding job once again. Fred LeBrun, Albany Times Union columnist

Now, thanks to Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney, visitors to the Adirondacks, guidebooks in hand, will be able explore its rich past as well as its unequalled scenery and ponder its future. The breadth and variety of the stories in this compilation distinguish Adirondack Trails with Tales from other trail guides. The authors provide the reader with much more than trail descriptions; they provide understanding and context. This wonderful book will better connect visitors and residents with very special places and help them learn from the land. Joe Martens, President, Open Space Institute

About the Authors: Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney, both New York State-licensed guides, are the authors of Trails with Tales: History Hikes through the Capital Region, Saratoga, Berkshires, Catskills & Hudson Valley (Black Dome Press, 2006). Dunn is also the author of an ongoing series of guidebooks to the waterfalls of eastern New York State and western New England, including Adirondack Waterfall Guide: New York's Cool Cascades (Black Dome Press, 2003), Catskill Region Waterfall Guide: Cool Cascades of the Catskills & Shawangunks (Black Dome Press, 2004), Hudson Valley Waterfall Guide: From Saratoga and the Capital Region to the Highlands and Palisades (Black Dome Press, 2005), Mohawk Region Waterfall Guide: From the Capital District to Cooperstown & Syracuse (Black Dome Press, 2007), and Berkshire Region Waterfall Guide: Cool Cascades of the Berkshire & Taconic Mountains (Black Dome Press, 2008). He is also the author of Adventures around the Great Sacandaga Lake (Nicholas K. Burns Publishing, 2002), and a soon-to-be-published guidebook on kayaking the waterways of the Capital District Region.

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