BLACK DOME PRESS
Black Dome Press Adirondack Trails with Tales Book
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