Throwback Adventure – Samuel Champlain Memorial Lighthouse – October 2015

In October 2015 Buster, Shadow and I Adventured to the Samuel Champlain Memorial Lighthouse in Crown Point, New York. In July 1609 Samuel Champlain discovered the lake now known as Lake Champlain. An existing lighthouse was converted into a Memorial of the explorer in 1912, on the 300th anniversary of this discovery. The Monument is granite in material, and provides a staircase to climb for a spectacular view. The lighthouse was later deactivated as a bridge from New York and Vermont was constructed, and it was no longer needed. The Mounument is located on the grounds of the Crown Point Reservation.

Shadow, Buster, and I had a wonderful Adventure to the Samuel Champlain Memorial Lighthouse, three years ago. I absolutely love sharing my Throwback Blog, however my memory is not quite as detailed of these Adventures. However I still have fond memories of our visit to the Monument. The sun was out and it was a gorgeous fall day. After spotting the Monument from afar we parked and took a long stroll over to the Monument. The Monument was beautiful, and photographed well with the Fall scenery. We walked around the Monument, and then down to the dock checking out the view across Lake Champlain, the mountains framing a bright blue sea. We sauntered around for a bit attempting to not miss a detail. It is especially an exceptional Adventure when we find one without planning. We were lucky to spot the Samuel Champlain Memorial Lighthouse on our travels today (Rating: 5).

October 6, 2018 – Fort William Henry – New York

Today Shadow, Wilma, My Parents, and I visited Fort William Henry in Lake George, New York. Fort William Henry was a Fort of the British during the French and Indian War. It was built in 1775. Fort William Henry is known for the French siege in 1757 where the British were massacred by the Huron Tribe after be allowed to withdraw. The French later destroyed the Fort in 1757 after a successful siege. A replica was built for the filming site of the “Last of the Mohicans”, and is now a popular tourist attraction in the area.

We had a very brief Adventure to Fort William Henry. It was a dark and gloomy, yet nice and cool Fall day at Fort William Henry. We began walking onto the Fort ground passing “soldiers” shooting off muskets. Parallel to these gentleman were historic camp scenes plastered with authentic costumes and colonial activities. We proceeded through the grounds and over to the water view with beautiful mountains surrounded Lake George. However it was then that canon demonstrations began from within the Fort. Although surprisingly Shadow did not seem too bothered, that soon ceased, and we headed away from the area to relax, before heading out. I am not sure if dogs would have been allowed into the actual Fort, but not sure if we would have been tempted by the sizable entrance fee. So a short visit, but glad to see some of the Fort ground before heading off on our next Adventure (Rating: 3).

Quite Relieved to be Back in the Car, my sweet Shadow!


Throwback Adventure – LaChute River Walk (Includes the Kissing Bridge) – October 2015

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventureā€, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

So I decided to add a New York section to our Adventure Blog!!!! We have not been to New York often, but we definitely have had some wonderful Adventures that we long to share! In addition, we do hope to Adventure to New York again in the future.

In October 2015 Shadow, Buster, and I Adventured to LaChute River Walk in Ticonderoga, New York. LaChute River Walk is a three mile trail which includes: the Falls of Carillon, the Kissing Bridge, and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and Visitor Center. The Park encompasses the LaChute River which connects Lake George to Lake Champlain.

We had a lovely Adventure to the LaChute River Walk in Ticonderoga, New York. We were thrilled to visit the “Walk” on a quiet day. We strolled along the trails, spending time along the LaChute River’s edge. There were trails throughout the park, and benches along the way. We enjoyed some posing around the Kissing Bridge, and the Falls of Carillon. A waterfall, covered bridge, and river, all in one park, added quite the distinct feature to this one trail. The perfect combination, adding wonderful memories to this journey. A peaceful, Fall Adventure to the LaChute River Walk (Rating: Throwback Adventures may not always be rated ).