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Jun 2, 2017 - Massena, NY

Travel day from Watertown NY along the St Lawrence Seaway. Massena is the northernmost location of the St. Lawrence before it goes into Canada. Not that many viewing locations along the road of the waterway. Saw zero ships. Weather degrading to rain and cold.

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Aug 27, 2015 - Massena

We are now in the midst of a week-long stay at the Manessa International Campground in Manessa, NY. It was only a couple of hundred mile trip from Freeport south to I-83 then north for about 70 miles before heading west on state highways. It was a pretty drive. We are sitting near the St. Lawrence Seaway close to the Canadian Border. It’s a nice campground and we are in an open spot with excellent satellite access. Nearby are Robert Moses State Park, The Eisenhower Lock, and the Robert Moses Power Dam. We visited all of them. We were...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Merry Knoll Campground - Thousand Islands

2015-09-15 – Merry Knoll Campground, Rt. 12E, Clayton, NY We left Massena and traveled the 100 miles or so to Merry Knoll Campground in Clayton NY which is in the Thousand Islands section of the St. Lawrence River. Our site has an unobstructed view of the river from a hill and the folks who run the campground are very nice; friends of folks from church who recommended that we stay here. We really do have a nice site though we can’t launch the boats from here. There are so many other launch sites around this area that if the sun ever shine...

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Falling Leaves Tour

Sep 14, 2014 - Exploring

2014-09-14 – Exploring It went down to around 45 degrees last night and today, though it was supposed to be sunny, was grey and cloudy with wind. It never got above 55 degrees so no boating and no golf. We are wimps. When we got to the Massena Farmer’s Market though, it consisted of two stalls; one with some produce and the other with some crocheted and sewn objects. Probably the smallest one I have ever been to. We drove west along the St. Lawrence through all the small towns that line the river on the US side. We also checked out the...

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Sep 13, 2014 - Massena and Harvest Dinner

2014-09-13. Rainy Day and Harvest Dinner The best thing about being on the road is that if we are parked at a campground, and it rains, we can stay in bed all day if we want or just hang out taking care of business. Today it was cold and rainy so we drove to the International Power Plant and the Eisenhower Lock. The Lock is your typical river lock allowing deep drafted huge ocean going vessels to travel to Lake Ontario or to the Atlantic Ocean and points in between. The Power Plant, on the other hand was really interesting with a free...

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Sep 12, 2014 - Massena, NY

09-12-2014 – Massena, NY Though it was supposed to be a beautiful day with no clouds, the weather guessers were not completely accurate. It was a gray day with low clouds and a high temperature of about 58 degrees so our plan to kayak either the Grasse or St. Lawrence Rivers was scratched. We didn’t play golf either as it was simply too damp and cold. We explored the area and located and walked the Seaway recreation trail and several boat launches and drove around the area. Alcoa Metals is the primary employer in this area with a huge plant...

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Sep 11, 2014 - All's Well That Ends Well

2014-09-11 – All’s well that ends well – we think. We left Apple Island Resort in the midst of what can only be described as a gale; wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. Bob was up since 4:00 because of the rocking and rolling – but I use earplugs so didn’t hear the ruckus and since I sleep with Bob, rocking and rolling was nothing new…. We only had 117 miles to go to Massena, NY where we had booked a campsite at Massena International Kampground. Unfortunately, with only 40 miles under our belt, our tow bar broke. We felt and heard a thunk. When...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Skirting the Finger Lakes

After emptying our holding tanks, we continued east on 90, seeing the Erie Canal and Lockheed Martin. At Syracuse we headed north on 81. We had lunch in Albion at the Mapleview Family Restaurant; think typical small town diner. The diesel fuel was $4.079 a gallon – ouch! Heading northeast on 12, we had many views of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Chippewa Bay; we stopped to enjoy and take some photos. Wild turkeys were sighted on the outskirts of Massena. We changed our tentative plans and stopped at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort in...

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Aug 14, 2013 - Massena, New York

Days 162 - 163 of The Big Trip On August 13, as we were making our final preparations to depart Fort Drum, the skies opened and a hard rain hit. We said really quick goodbyes to our kids and still got soaked. Driving north of Fort Drum, we were soon driving along the shores of the St. Lawrence River and had a beautiful drive. Just short of 100 miles, we were in Massena, NY. On the 14th, the highlight of the day was a visit with Canadian friends, who came across the river to have lunch with us. They arrived about 10:00am and we sat and...

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Sep 12, 2012 - New England

Days 31, 32 & 33, Sept. 12 to 14, 2012, New England (9 photos) On Wednesday (the 12th) traveled in three New England states; they’re small. From Maine to Vermont crossed New Hampshire, a total of 40 miles. Saw the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Passed through many typical small New England towns. Camped on the banks of the Onion River just north of Montpelier, Vermont. The next day, continued our journey through New England by traveling northwest through the rest of Vermont, following US Highway 2 from...

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Atlantic Canada

Aug 31, 2012 - We saw the enemy but they saw us first

We are just outside of Massena NY camping in a state park right on the St. Lawrence River. It was a hectic day. We did get the truck and get out of the campground almost on time. I dropped Shirley off to do some shopping while I took the truck and camper to get the front end aligned. While I was there I walked to a small restaurant for lunch and they asked me to sign the picture of Shirley and me that was in the Watertown paper. Ten minutes of fame. We headed on our way at 2 pm and stopped in Ogdensburg to see the Frederic Remington museum...

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Jul 31, 2012 - Last night on the road...this trip

Hi, Everyone, Well we've made it to Massena. Crossed back into the US with NO issues...amazing! It was such a nice day when we did that we decided to not go home just yet. We spent the night at a huge, clean, wonderful campground in Massena, near the Grasse River. We're surrounded by Canadians from Ontario, tons of them here. Based upon prices in CA and prices here I can see why. Lots of them are seasonally here. Very long term set ups with decks and even storage sheds at some sites. It's a really good campground...older but clean. We did...

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