Segment 33 Bradford PA to Corning NY
Segment 34 Corning NY to Cazenovia NY
Segment 35 Cazenovia NY to Speculator NY
This week we will make our way from the Keystone State of Pennsylvania into the Empire State of New York, first to a city known for it’s manufacture of glass and ceramic products, Corning NY. The city is south of the Finger Lakes (FL) region, which you will skirt on this trip. The area is famous for beautiful woodland scenery, vineyards, and wine making. There are officially 11 long narrow sometimes very deep Finger Lakes in this central part of the state, carved by glacial action, as are many of the geographic features of the Great Lakes. This area of New York is a main part of the Iroquois homeland, a Native American nation that was one of the most powerful in colonial times. The village of Watkins Glen NY, north of the route at the south end of Seneca Lake, is known for the nearby beautiful rushing stream, waterfalls, and gorges in the State Park, as well as the Watkins Glen International racetrack, which is on the NASCAR Sprint Series schedule.
The route passes from Corning through Ithaca, which lies at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, then east of the city of Syracuse to the historic village of Cazenovia in the town of the same name. Ithaca is the home of Cornell University, which is both a private Ivy League and a public land-grant educational institution, and Syracuse is home to it's namesake University. Cazenovia Lake lies at the northeast edge of the town, and although it is situated at the far eastern end of the FL region and not officially included with the 11 Finger Lakes, sometimes is called the 12th Lake because it seems to have similar glacial origins.
The last stop this week is Speculator NY, deep within the Adirondack Mountains. The route runs eastward from Cazenozia and enters Adirondack Park, the boundaries of which correspond to the dome-shaped area comprising the Mountains, about 160 miles wide and a mile high. If you stayed at an inn you might enjoy relaxing in wooden Adirondack reclining chairs that derive their name from the area. You will have earned it! Only 4 more days of effort remain, about 300 miles of road.
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