Author: Alicen Hutcheson

Camping Trip 2019: Hudson Highlands

Camping Trip 2019: Hudson Highlands

Approximately 50 miles north of New York City, located along the Hudson River off of I-87 in New York, Bear Mountain State Park and Harriman State Park are popular recreational destinations for residence of New York City & New Jersey. Hudson Highlands Camping Trip My friend Ashley invited me on a camping trip to explore…

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Montreal Adventures

Montreal Adventures

Quebec, Canada Twenty years ago, I never would have imagined myself learning French! I began learning French towards the end of September (2018), hoping to gain a better understanding before heading father north in Quebec than Montreal. You can visit Montreal without previous knowledge of French because the city is famously bilingual, speaking both French and…

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Historic Congress Park

Historic Congress Park

The mineral springs are by far my favorite thing about Historic Congress Park, but there are many other features in the park worth seeing if you’re in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park is situated in the center of downtown, between the Saratoga Race Course and Broadway, so it’s fairly easy to just happen upon…

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Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga Spa State Park: 2018 To be perfectly honest, I’m surprised I don’t write about the springs in Saratoga Spa State Park more often. I frequently roam the park exploring different trails, watching birds, and tasting the spring’s waters, while taking photographs and documenting changes. Saratoga Spa State Park is my favorite place to go to “walk…

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Iceland Waterfalls

Iceland Waterfalls

I still can’t make up my mind which waterfall in Iceland was my favorite. Each was uniquely fantastic, but I did notice something in common about the 3 waterfalls I was able to see. They were all broad! Faxi “Faxi is a small but broad waterfall along the Tungufljót in an area of broad, flat…

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Memorial Spring, Saratoga Spa State Park

Memorial Spring, Saratoga Spa State Park

Memorial Spring. In the beginning, it wasn’t on any Saratoga Spa State Park map. A Nameless Spring Orange construction fencing, stood out against the winter snow. I walked towards the fenced off area, curious about what I would find. Peering into a pile of leaves, I saw water, trickling out of a capped pipe. I…

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Historic Copeland Bridge

Historic Copeland Bridge

I started writing about my day in Edinburg, NY just a couple weeks after I had been there. Coming back to my notes about Beecher Creek Falls almost a year later, I wonder why I never shared my experience of finding the gentle waterfall. Malta Ridge Cemetery (Ballston Spa, NY) I was up early and…

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