Washington County & Upstate New York

As you can imagine Washington County, NY is very different than our previous home in Allegheny County, Pa. The pace is slower to be sure...which is OK. Here, there aren't three or four shootings a day, and no afternoon traffic reports describing breakdowns and two hour delays on the Parkway East. Out routines have changed in the last few months as we have both taken new jobs. My daily drive is now to Albany...a little over 100 miles round trip. Yet it's still easier than dealing with the Parkway East and parking in Pittsburgh. The people are friendly and very trusting. There are far more sunny days than overcast ones. At night the skies are frequently crystal clear. There are no lights to interfere with enjoying the moonlight and the starry sky...I'm frequently also able to see the Milky Way as it traces through the sky or see shooting stars. The wildlife and signature of nature are everywhere. The history of the area is rich and sometimes seems almost undisturbed.


Maureen and I live a little off the beaten path...which is OK with us... but no more than about 20 minutes from anything we could want.  We're about 60 minutes from Albany, the capital of New York State, 60 minutes from Albany International Airport and about 3 hours from Boston, New York City or Montreal, Canada. But what we really enjoy is driving 30-60 minutes and being in Saratoga Springs, Lake George, The Adirondack National Park, Manchester, Vermont or any number of similar places. Even the Appalachian Trail is only about an hour from where we live. 

If you enjoy the streets of Pittsburgh's Southside you'll love Saratoga Springs on a busy weekend. We haven't found anything that compares to The Strip District...but we're working on it. If you love the outdoors...fishing, camping, boating, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding and so much more....you, like Maureen & I would love it here........Craig   

Here's some links to things in our neighborhood.

Washington County, N.Y.

Manchester, Vermont

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Lake George, N.Y.
Lake Placid, N.Y. Battle of Saratoga
Adirondack National Park Saratoga Raceway
U.S. Grant's Cottage Saratoga Concerts
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Fort Ticonderoga


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