Category Archives: Places: State Park

John Boyd Thacher State Park – an Oasis near Albany

By Jelane A. Kennedy Visiting John Boyd Thacher State Park has been a family favorite for generations. When I first met Eileen one of the first places we went to hike near Albany was Thacher Park as the locals call it. … Continue reading

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Spring Photo Essay – 2017

By Jelane A. Kennedy Spring sprung 10 days ago but here in the Northeast it still feels as though winter is trying to keep it’s icy grip!! Although the light is at a new angle, at times when I got … Continue reading

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How we start the first of the year – winter hiking!

By Jelane A. Kennedy For several years now we have been going on a hike on New Years Day. When our schedule permits we have also made the first week of the new-year our re-boot time in nature. Usually our … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox 2016 – Photo Essay

By Jelane A. Kennedy It is hard to believe that today is the first day of fall. This year we have had a lengthen summer with hot, humid temperatures lasting through August into September. In celebration of summer please enjoy … Continue reading

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Happy Winter Solstice-Fall Photo Essay 2015

By Jelane A. Kennedy When really is the Winter Solstice? After a bit of an Internet search I decided to look for information in the United Kingdom where Stonehenge is to get the best answer. The Solstice is actually considered … Continue reading

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Exploring Saranac Lake Region

By Jelane A. Kennedy Camping in State campgrounds in New York has been a challenge the last few years. There have been unclean bathrooms and campers that come to party rather than commune with nature. So when we embarked on … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Photo Essay.

By Jelane A. Kennedy Winter’s blast tried to hold on this Spring, as temperatures jumped up and down. Snow slowly melted during the early Spring making a little less mud for mud season. But the month of June has brought … Continue reading

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