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May 15, 2018 11:00:29   #
MWojton
 
I'll be driving to/from Phila. to Montreal along I-87 in a few weeks and will have my camera with me. I will have some time to stop if there is anything worth stopping for in upstate NY?
 
May 15, 2018 11:13:54   #
revhen
 
"Worth stopping for?" The Hudson Valley is on beautiful area. People from here tour the Rhine and upon return say it's more beautiful here. You have the Catskills to the west and the Hudson Highlands to the east. West Point. FDR's home in Hyde Park. We used to live in Philadelphia (which we enjoyed greatly) but have found the Hudson valley to be superb re beautiful scenery.
May 15, 2018 11:18:21   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Ausable Chasim is about 10 min off 87 (Northeast along 9) at exit 34. I have two shots in my gallery https://mymindseye.us/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=2 or you can Google Map it. I found it accidentally when coming from Port Kent YEARS ago (film camera). I made a U-turn to go back and see it.
May 15, 2018 11:21:54   #
foodie65 (a regular here)
 
MWojton wrote:
I'll be driving to/from Phila. to Montreal along I-87 in a few weeks and will have my camera with me. I will have some time to stop if there is anything worth stopping for in upstate NY?


You've got to be kidding. Anything worthwhile in the Hudson Valley??
West Point, Washington's Headquarters (Newburgh), FDR & Eleanor (Hyde Park), CIA (Culinary Institute, Hyde Park), Bear Mountain Bridge, Storm King Mountain & Highway, Walkway over the Hudson, Storm King Art Center.................................
May 15, 2018 11:49:56   #
big-guy
 
Some people just want to be spoon fed and there are many that love the opportunity to spoon feed. Versa Visa, some love to do the leg work themselves.
May 15, 2018 11:51:01   #
charlienow (a regular here)
 
I had the same experience when we got off the ferry headed to pa. As we passed my wife said you gotta see this. So we turned around and went back. It was well worth the stop. I plan to go back one of these days. It is well worth the stop.

Longshadow wrote:
Ausable Chasim is about 10 min off 87 (Northeast along 9) at exit 34. I have two shots in my gallery https://mymindseye.us/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=2 or you can Google Map it. I found it accidentally when coming from Port Kent YEARS ago (film camera). I made a U-turn to go back and see it.
 
May 15, 2018 12:00:51   #
boberic
 
There is a reason why some of the most collectable, and expensive, paintings have been painted by the Hudson River artists. Simply some of the most beautiful landscape photo opportunities in the country. You could spend a lifetime and not run out of possibilities
May 15, 2018 12:11:19   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
MWojton wrote:
I'll be driving to/from Phila. to Montreal along I-87 in a few weeks and will have my camera with me. I will have some time to stop if there is anything worth stopping for in upstate NY?


On 87, nothing. Just off 87 almost anything you can imagine.
May 15, 2018 12:15:28   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
big-guy wrote:
Some people just want to be spoon fed and there are many that love the opportunity to spoon feed. Versa Visa, some love to do the leg work themselves.

In all fairness, sometimes it may help to know what's along the route instead of flying past something or missing it entirely. Like I never knew Ausable Gorge was along 9, or what it was, even if I saw it on a map.
May 15, 2018 12:36:33   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
MWojton wrote:
I'll be driving to/from Phila. to Montreal along I-87 in a few weeks and will have my camera with me. I will have some time to stop if there is anything worth stopping for in upstate NY?


It would help to know what you are interested in. Otherwise the entire Shawangunk mountain range, all of the historic homes of the Hudson Valley. The views along the Hudson Valley immortalized by the many painters known as the Hudson Valley School. The Culinary Institute of America.

I mean you could spend several months exploring everything along that route.
May 15, 2018 12:54:25   #
MWojton
 
Thanks long shadow. Perfect! That’s the kind of stuff I’m looking for
 
May 15, 2018 13:10:51   #
Gene51 (a regular here)
 
MWojton wrote:
I'll be driving to/from Phila. to Montreal along I-87 in a few weeks and will have my camera with me. I will have some time to stop if there is anything worth stopping for in upstate NY?


The High Peaks Region in the Adirondack Preserve are pretty stunning - as is Au Sable Chasm not far from Keene, NY. The western shore of Lake Champlain, Lake George, Garnet Hill, Lake Placid, and various wilderness areas an preserves in and around the land to the west of the Northway (I 87 north of Albany). Mt Marcy, in the High Peaks Wilderness, is home to the headwaters of the Hudson River. A little further down the road and a bit north and east of Lake Placid you'll find Whiteface Mt, a mountain which has a top quarter mostly above treeline. On the way to Whiteface there is High Falls Gorge - very picturesque when the water is running. And this is just a very very short list of stuff to see up there.
May 15, 2018 13:54:41   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
charlienow wrote:
I had the same experience when we got off the ferry headed to pa. As we passed my wife said you gotta see this. So we turned around and went back. It was well worth the stop. I plan to go back one of these days. It is well worth the stop.

Haha. We got off the ferry and were heading to Thousand Islands (via 81).
I wonder how many people pass it and say WOW and make a U-turn??
May 15, 2018 13:56:00   #
OddJobber
 
big-guy wrote:
Some people just want to be spoon fed and there are many that love the opportunity to spoon feed. Versa Visa, some love to do the leg work themselves.


Note to self: If you ever visit Ontario, Canada, do not ask big-guy for advice on photo ops.
May 15, 2018 14:03:52   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
OddJobber wrote:
Note to self: If you ever visit Ontario, Canada, do not ask big-guy for advice on photo ops.


Haha. I wouldn't have to, my family is from/in Ontario.
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