Backroads of New York: Your Guide to New York's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures

Backroads of New York: Your Guide to New York's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures


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ISBN-13: 9780760329559
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 07/15/2007
Series: Backroads Of ... Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Since 1998, Kim Knox Beckius has produced's New England for Visitors web site (, taking Internet users on a virtual tour of New England and providing lively, weekly commentary on travel and events and insight into Yankee tradition, history, and ingenuity. Among her previous books are Backroads of New England, The New England Coast, and The Everything Guide to New England, and her writing and photography have been featured on several travel-related Web sites and magazines. She lives in Avon, Connecticut.Carl E. Heilman II moved to the Adirondacks of upstate New York in 1973 and has been photographing the state's rich landscapes ever since. His images have been published in books, magazines, and calendars, and he has won awards both regionally and nationally for his calendar photography. He is the photographer of Voyageur Press' Wild New York (2005) and Our New York (2006). Carl resides in the town of Brant Lake, near Lake George.

Table of Contents

Contents for Backroads of New York


Part I       City Outskirts: Same Sophistication, Different Speed

      Outer Long Island: New York’s Cape

      Westchester County: City Meets Country

      The Lower Hudson Valley: River Tides and Mountainsides

      The Hudson Highlands: Lofty Aspirations

Part II     The Catskills and The Hudson Valley: Celebrated Landscapes

      The Upper Delaware River Valley: Enjoy the Ride

      The Shawangunks: So Well Preserved

      Eastern Dutchess County: Horse Country

      Kinderhook to Hyde Park: A Presidential Path

      The Catskills: Immortal Mountains

Part III    Around Albany: A Nurturing Environment

      The Helderbergs: If Mountains Could Talk, What Secrets They Would Tell

      Saratoga: A Pivotal Place

      Waterford to Whitehall: Feeding the Dream

      Schoharie County: The Power of Water

      Cooperstown to Cazenovia: Out of the Park

Part IV    The Adirondacks: New York’s Original Skyscrapers

      The Adirondack Coast: Chapters of History, Volumes of Adventure

      Westport to Lake George: Peace Prevails

      The High Peaks: A Wild Rise

      The Adirondack Trail: A Rat Race Escape Route

      Lake Placid: Land of Miracles

Part V      The Seaway and Finger Lakes Regions: A Liquid Center

      When in Rome: The Black River Trail

      The St. Lawrence Seaway: A Thousand Pieces of Paradise

      New York’s Napa: Wine, Women, and Songbirds

      Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes: A Gorge-ous Drive

      The North Coast: A Swell Place

Part VI    The Western Door: Niagara, Chautauqua, and More

      Genesee Country: Watch It Wiggle

      The Allegheny Plateau: Rocks and Rolling Ridges

      Lakes Erie and Chautauqua: A Place to Grow

      Cattaraugus County: Expect the Unexpected

      Niagara: No Need To Rush


Suggestions for Further Reading


About the Author and Photographer


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Times Union (Albany, NY), Aug. 19, 2007

“A scenic, informational journey through New York state.”

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