A Visit to the Adirondack Museum
by Peter Nilsen
I just returned from a little vacation road trip to the Addirondacks in New York State with the wife (unfortunately non fishing) and we visited the Addirondack museum at Blue Mountain Lake, just East of lake George. What a place. It's 21 buildings of the history of the Addirondacks, from furniture making, logging and industry, to boating, camping, hunting and fishing. They had great displays of every facet of Adddirondack life. The fishing , hunting exhibits were just great. I've included some pics I took of the fishing stuff that you might enjoy. There were some nice old fly rods and reels you would drool over. The boating history was just spectacular, too. All the early canoes, paddles and out board motors...nice! A must visit if anyone's traveling to that area.
A nice overview of a place that is on my short list to visit in the near future. The museum has a nice web site with information on hours, directions, etc. for anyone interested in visiting. Thanks to Peter for sending this our way!
UPDATE: NFLCC Member Gary Paschal wrote to tell us that there is a great antiques and collectibles show, with lots of fishing tackle, held at the museum on the third weekend of September. For information go to their web site. Thanks, Gary!
-- Dr. Todd