Ausable Chasm

With the world all Covidy in the summer of 2020 I was furloughed from work for nearly 3 months, downtown Burlington was a ghost town with every business shuttered for the foreseeable future. So it was a good summer to…

Fort Crown Point

Just over the bridge from Addison, VT lie the remains of two 18th Century forts: Fort Saint-Frédéric built by the French in 1731 and Fort Crown Point built by the British in 1759. During colonial times and the American Revolutionary…

Delicacies of Michigan

Across the lake, in neighboring Plattsburgh, NY, a couple of Michiganders named Eula and Garth Otis opened a hot dog stand. The year was 1927, and nearly 100 years later, the “Michigan” remains a regional favorite in and around Plattsburgh.…