Popular Resorts, and How to Reach Them; Combining a Brief Description of the Principal Summer Retreats in the United States, and the Routes of Travel Leading to Them

Popular Resorts, and How to Reach Them; Combining a Brief Description of the Principal Summer Retreats in the United States, and the Routes of Travel Leading to Them

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...gigantic mountains, and looking, for all the world, like an innocent child sleeping in a robber's embrace." Beyond Colden, is Avalanche Lake, around which stand Wallfacc, Mcfntire, and McMartin. Leaving these behind, the start may be for the valley of the Saranac, by way of North Elba, stopping perhaps to visit the John Brown Farm, and the bowlder by which the old hero was buried. Stages are in waiting to convey passengers over to Baker's and Blood's Inns, which are to be seen as the Lower Saranac is approached, about twelve miles off. Guides with their boats can be obtained here by those who wish to enter the forest and river streams surrounding the lakes. Excellent fishing is found on Ray Brook and other tributaries of the Saranacs. The favorite trip, next to the easy excursions among the islands and bays of the lakes, is to Lake Placid. It is two miles north of the village, and is the most charming of all the Adirondack resorts. Paradox Pond is near by, and has an inexplicable tidal flow to and from the lake. Schroon and Branch Lakes, a few miles south, are famous sheets of water, and are often approached by sportsmen. Round Lake, midway between Upper and Lower Saranac, connecting the two by means of narrow streams branching out from either side, is a little lake gem of unusual beauty. It is round, as its name implies, about four mile's in diameter, and surrounded by hills under whose shadows it sleeps in placid loveliness. This lake will well repay the traveller for a week of study. It will not satiate by a never-changing calm, or weary the visitor with continued restlessness; for, like the sensitive-plant. it seems to be a thing of the tropics, and away off in this wild country out of its element. Still and peaceful in the warm...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506510
  • 9781236506511