Summer Land | Upstate New York | Heather Cox

Hello everyone! My name is Heather Cox I was super excited when Abbey asked me to be a part of this project! Abbey was the person who got me into blogging in the first place back when we were wee little freshmen in college.  Right now I live in a tiny little town called Fort Ann in upstate NY.  My town is so small our mail isn’t even delivered; we have to go to the post office to pick it up!!
I honestly wasn’t even sure what I wanted to write about when Abbey asked me to be a part of this project, I have only been in this tiny town a little over a year and I was drawing a blank as far as what I loved about it.
So I did some exploring. Surprisingly I was able to find some lovely places I had never really appreciated before.

This is the dock and little park just a few blocks from my apartment; it is by far my favorite place. There’s never anyone there, especially at 6:30am when I normally go, which makes it so peaceful. I featured this place in my blog a while back, but I had to share again, it’s just too beautiful.

I love history, and Upstate NY in general has a lot of great history, especially during the revolutionary and civil wars. The Saratoga Battlefield and Underground Railroad in Greenwich, NY were both things I had heard of but I did not know much of the history here in Fort Ann.

The Champlain Canal Towpath used to be the canal that went from Lake Champlain to Albany and down to NYC; they used to use donkeys and horses to pull the boats! I found this out from the man who runs this small antique store in our town. We had quite the interesting chat as he told me all about the history of his building (unfortunately he did not want any pictures taken of the outside, I said it was an “interesting” chat). Apparently this used to be a thriving general store in the 1800’s. I was allowed to snap a photo of the inside, this giant door used to lead straight to the canal so they had easy access to get supplies off the boats!!

(This used to be a revolutionary war post, now it’s a bank! )

Now I’ve shown you a few snapshots of my little town, but the thing I absolutely love the most about living here and why I chose this place to feature as my home despite only living here a short period of time. Is these people! I know this really has nothing to do with where I live, but being a bit of a nomad (moving every 2 years since I was 11) people are really what make home, home for me. And these are the wonderful people who make my home J (And we totally forgot to send our Christmas card and these photos needed to see the light of day).

Thanks to my dear friend Abbey for having me on her blog this week and I hope you all enjoyed my home!

 

(abbey now!)

thank you so much heather for being a part of the summer land project this week! this place is one of my favorite places to visit mostly because of the people! they are like a second family to me and if you are ever in that area, you should stalk them and become friends.

also is it sweater weather yet?

Posted on July 22, 2014 .