Silver Bay YMCA - Conference And Family Retreat Center
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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We woke up to sunshine which was the first we had seen in days so I was sort of feeling torn between racing home or spending a few moments checking out the Lake. We asked for some suggestions from the front desk and got a great tip to take the scenic drive up Prospect Mountain which was literally a few blocks away. The drive cost $10 but had several view points out over the lake ...
... was like an artist's palette of red, russet, yellow and copper, punctuated by evergreens. We passed Tupper Lake, where the sun was trying to break through the clouds, and the colorful line of trees was reflected, doubling the WOW factor! Reaching higher elevations we saw quaking aspen in the their golden glory. What enchanting scenery!
We were impressed with signs ...
... short drive off the main road. Very pretty and very easy walk off the road.
We eventually ended up at Lake Champlain where we crossed the bridge and took a short walk to see the Lake Champlain lighthouse. Normally I think you could drive back to it but it was blocked off due to the season closing of the camping area. But the visitor center was still open and a very sweet lady chatted with us and directed us on how to walk to see the lighthouse. Again ...
... but via Route 7A still. Here we took a side trip to see Abraham Lincoln's son's, Robert Lincoln, family home - well preserved and well run, offering a viewing of his family home with its original furnishings. It had a sort of homely feel to it, not overly sophisticated.
Lastly into Manchester itself and a 'coffee and fag' stop in a bustling town replete with designer outlet shops and pricey, but very nice, outdoor clothing. No, we didn't buy. And finally the ...
... at night, there were runners with headlamps and glow sticks on them charging past the entrance to our camp sight. Flashing light pylons lit their way along with scores of race road guards and supporters. The next day, 90 miles north, we ran into the same runners again. It turns out this was a “Ragnar Relay” run. They do this all over the nation and this was their “Adirondacks” run. These crazies ran 24 hours in a relay race ...