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All good things eventually come to an end. Now is the “end time” for New York Outdoors blog. I’ve enjoyed writing and compiling news snippets for 6 years now. Before that we published an e-newsletter for our publishing company Footprint Press. Over the years I’ve heard from many of you with positive feedback on the blog. Hopefully you found it useful and informative. I will leave the old posts live because they are a trove of free information and every day new people discover them.

Rich and I have sold our DisplayStands4You business and wound down Footprint Press. Many of our guidebooks will still be available at retail stores, supplied by two wholesalers. And you can still buy the guidebooks as pdf file e-books at our web site.

In retirement, we are beginning a new adventure. We’ve traded in our kayaks for a 36 ft. trawler. We will live aboard and travel the Great Loop around the US and Canada for several years. If you want to follow our latest exploits, sign up to receive postings from our new blog http://www.choicesontheloop.wordpress.com. We will cut our land ties on November 4th, 2013 and begin by heading south for the winter.

Thank you for following this blog over the years. You’ve been a loyal band of readers, customers, and outdoors lovers. May your lives be filled with wonderful outdoor adventures also.
Sue

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Want to Take an Adventure Vacation? REI is Giving Away Seven Big Trips! Enter daily through October 31, 2013

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Click here for a comedic look at Rick French, the fearless Leader of Pack Paddle & Ski as he and a few friends explore Conklin Gully and Parish Hill in Naples NY. As the video shows, Rick is an intrepid leader who leads groups on adventures all over the world. Check out his trips at www.packpaddleski.com.

200 Waterfalls in Central & Western NY available at www.footprintpress.com

200 Waterfalls in Central & Western NY available at http://www.footprintpress.com

To explore Conklin Gully, Parish Hill and many more areas on your own, pick of copies of Footprint Press guidebooks such as 200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York and Take A Hike – Family Walks in New York’s Finger Lakes Region.

Take A Hike - Finger Lakes available at www.footprintpress.com

Take A Hike – Finger Lakes available at
http://www.footprintpress.com

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A new driving guide makes it easy for the public to visit the Chemung River by vehicle, enjoy the natural views and learn about the waterway’s history.

 “Shoot the chute.” The new driving guide tour includes a visit to the site of a former wooden water toboggan used in the early 1900s near today’s Fitch’s Bridge in Big Flats where locals went to “shoot the chute” and ride a wooden sled down the toboggan into the river. (Photo provided by Friends of the Chemung River Watershed). Notice the boat paddlers in suits and ties.

“Shoot the chute.” The new driving guide tour includes a visit to the site of a former wooden water toboggan used in the early 1900s near today’s Fitch’s Bridge in Big Flats where locals went to “shoot the chute” and ride a wooden sled down the toboggan into the river. (Photo provided by Friends of the Chemung River Watershed). Notice the boat paddlers in suits and ties.

“A Driving Guide to History Along the Chemung River,” a free 12-page publication, includes maps, photos and GPS coordinates to historic sites along the river, including a former Civil War prison camp, the Chemung Canal, tobacco farms and a wooden water toboggan. It is a self-guided driving tour of the river between Big Flats and the town of Chemung that helps people explore the 45-mile river and learn about its historical significance.
The scenic two-hour tour visits historic sites and boat launches and brings you to the river’s edge and history’s doorstep. Many of the boat launches include kiosks spotlighting local history for visitors. A word of caution: Some of the narrow boat launch access roads are crushed stone or dirt, so conditions can be rough at times.
The full-color spiral-bound guide was written and published in a partnership between the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed (River Friends) and the Chemung County History Museum to encourage the public to visit the river and learn about its history and natural beauty. It was paid for by a grant through the museum.
The guides are available at the museum gift shop, 415 E. Water St., Elmira or at the River Friends office, 111 N. Main St., Elmira. You may also access the guide online at www.chemungvalleymuseum.org  or www.chemungriverfriends.org  at  http://www.chemungriverfriends.org/pdf/DrivingGuide_History.pdf

Take A Paddle - Finger Lakes

Take A Paddle – Finger Lakes

Go back & paddle the Chemung River (& other area rivers) using the guidebook “Take A Paddle – Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks.”

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Pack, Paddle, Ski wants to make 2014 a year of happiness.  In order to do that they’ve filled up next year’s schedule with trips from their staff’s bucket lists. Click here to view a selection of awesome world-wide adventures. If you find a trip that is on your bucket list, sign up before the end of 2013 and they will give you $50 off the trip. Just mention the code word HAPPINESS. So, go on, pull out your bucket list and see what you can cross off this year!

But you don’t have to wait until 2014 to let your happiness begin. Join them this year for one of their happiness retreats, spend a some time in the outdoors and find out where real happiness comes from.  Find out more at
http://www.packpaddleski.com/index.php?page=adventures&cat=North+American+Multi-Day&course=330622

I have been on Pack,Paddle, Ski trips to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and hike to visit tribes in Africa, paddling in Glacier Bay Alaska, and many others. They get you off the beaten path to experience real cultural adventures. They make a difference in the world. Take a trip with them in 2014 and change your life.

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Adirondack Extreme Adventure is the largest AERIAL tree top adventure park in the United States. Have you found your inner monkey? Join them up in the trees in Beautiful Bolton Landing, NY. Click here to see photos on Facebook of the new Motivation Course that was recently built.

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Liberty Balloon Co. has started offering hot air balloon flights at Fulkerson Winery.

Rides cost $285 per person for a minimum of two and a maximum of four people. A vehicle will pick people up after the balloon lands and return them to Fulkerson. The winery is at 5576 Route 14, Dundee, Yates County, on Seneca Lake.

To book a ride, call Liberty at (800) 777-2359 or by email at office@libertyballoon.com.

The company, based in Groveland, Livingston County, also books rides on other Finger Lakes and in the Letchworth State Park area. Prices start at $240 a person at some sites. For more information, go to libertyballoon.com.

source: D&C

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