Friday, June 28, 2013

Cozy Pond Camping, Webster, NH

Date of Stay:  Tuesday June 25 - Friday June 28, 2013 (3 nights)

Rate:  $32/night (PPA discount)

Website:  Cozy Pond Camping
   541 Battle Street
   Webster, NH 03303

Description:  Dirt/sandy roads with dirt/grass pads.  We were on site D3 next to Tricia and Dan and had FHU (30A) with basic cable tv (no satellite reception).  Several well maintained seasonals who said that the previous owners left the cg during the middle of the night after going bankrupt.  Nice new owner came in a couple of years ago and has trimmed back some tree limbs and improving the cg.  Still needs gravel on the road and sites.  Open pavilion and swimming area at one end of a pond.

Activities:  Tricia and Dan met us here to go to Bar Harbor for July.  Enjoyed playing Sequence and Phase 10.   Fairly close to Concord.  We all took a day trip to Merrimack to enjoy the free tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.  Enjoyed watching the chipmunks and red squirrels run around even though it rained quite a bit.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster at the office but no recycle.

Cozy Pond playground  Swimmin' hole at Cozy Pond
Site D3 Cozy Pond  Cozy Pond D&T on site D4 and us on D3
Site D3 at Cozy Pond Camping
Red Squirrel in a trash can  Red squirrel at Cozy Pond

Anheuser-Busch tour Pam, Dan and Tricia  Waiting for the tour
Pam, Dan and Tricia                                  Waiting area for the tour
Beginning  P1000993
Lotsa bottles!  Some products
Lots of beer and different types of brews
Clydesdales wagons  Clydesdale's equipment
Duffy in his stable  Clydesdales
Love those Clydesdales!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground, Cooperstown, NY

Date of Stay:  Friday June 21 - Tuesday June 25, 2013 (4 nights)

Rate:  $45/night (Good Sam discount)

Website:  Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground
   2149 County Hwy 31
   Cooperstown, NY 13326

Description:  Located right off US 20 and close to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the Village of Cooperstown.  Paved/gravel roads with gravel pads popular with local weekenders.  Most sites are wooded with water and electric.  We were on site 26 (no satellite reception) which is FHU (30A).  Nice swimming pool near the office.  Arcade with pool table, ping pong, foosball, air hockey and numerous video games.

Activities:  Enjoyed riding around the Village of Cooperstown.  The countryside is all rolling hills with dairies galore.  Pizza at NY Pizzeria is great!  Visited the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Trash and Recycle:  Leave your garbage bag by your site in the morning and they pick it up.  Recycle boxes located throughout the cg for cans and bottles.

Office and pool at C'town Shadow Brook CG  Pond at C'town Shadow Brook CG
Site 26  Site 26
Site 26 at Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground

NY Dairy  National Baseball Hall of Fame  and Museum
Countryside dairy                                      Baseball Hall of Fame
Early baseball equipment  P1000966
Early baseball equipment                           Tribute to Yankees
Jim "Catfish" Hunter  The Reds of the '70's
Jim “Catfish” Hunter                                   Cincinnati Reds tribute
Hank Aaron tribute  Hank Aaron tribute
Hank Aaron tribute
Johnny Bench Willie Mays Cal Ripken
Johnny Bench                             Willie Mays                                    Cal Ripken

Friday, June 21, 2013

Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center, NY

Date of Stay:  Sunday June 16 - Friday June 21, 2013 (5 nights)

Rate:  $30/night

Website:  Darien Lakes State Park (NY)
   10475 Harlow Road
   Darien Center, NY 14040

Description:  Rolling hills in this area of the state are beautiful but many of the campsites are not level.  Located right off Hwy 20 about an hour from Niagara Falls.  We stayed in site A39 which is 50A with no water or sewer.  There are several water faucets throughout the park to take on water.  There are 155 sites in two loops with paved roads and gravel pads.  Nice large pond with picnic tables for day use visitors and a swim beach.

Activities:  Nice location for a couple of day trips.  Our first was to Niagara Falls and the other was to Letchworth State Park.  Everyone knows about Niagara but we enjoyed Letchworth just as much.  The Genesee River has cut a gorge in many layers of rock.  It is touted as the “Grand Canyon of the East” with the cliffs approaching 600 feet in height.  With beautiful rolling hills in this rural part of the state, it made for a lovely ride of about an hour.

Trash and Recycle:  Small dumpster for trash and two recycle cans (bottles and cans) at the bathhouse.

Darien Lakes State Park (NY)  Darien Lakes State Park
Site A39 Darien Lakes Stae Park (NY)  Darien Lakes State Park (NY) site A39
Darien Lakes State Park (NY) site A39

Niagara Falls from the Observation Tower  From the bow of the boat
Niagara Falls
Pam, Gin and Syl at Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds  From the bow of the boat
Cave of the Winds                                     Maid of the Mist
Gin and Syl at Niagara from the Observation Tower  Selfie at Niagara
Gin and Syl at Niagara                              Pam, Gin and Syl at Niagara

Genesee River Gorge Middle Falls at Letchworth Imspirartion Point at Letchworth
Genesee River Gorge         Middle Falls at Letchworth          Inspiration Point
Middle Falls at Letchworth  Gin at Upper Falls of Letchworth
Middle Falls                                   Gin at Upper Falls

Pam and Gin at Letchworth State Park NY  Genesee River Gorge at Letchworth State Park NY
Pam and Gin at the Cliffs of Letchworth State Park (NY)
Gin and Syl at Letchworth State Park NY  Syl, Gin and Pam at Inspiration Point in Letchworth
Gin and Syl at the Cliffs                             Syl, Gin and Pam at Inspiration Point