Upstate NY

Day 151 / Mile 17,280

Vermont rocked- I got to see my old buddy and visit some cool spots, but a couple amazing locations were on the horizon so I had to keep going.

 There is more to  New York  than just  NYC !

There is more to New York than just NYC!

 Good idea, the rest of the nation could use these spots as well.

Good idea, the rest of the nation could use these spots as well.

 I stopped off at the Big Moose Deli for lunch, but was sad to find it closed for the day! ...this photo satisfied my experience anyhow.

I stopped off at the Big Moose Deli for lunch, but was sad to find it closed for the day! ...this photo satisfied my experience anyhow.

 Here's the Cross Island Chapel. It's claimed to be the  World's Smallest Church , big enough to fit 2 people, and oddly ocated in the middle of a lake.

Here's the Cross Island Chapel. It's claimed to be the World's Smallest Church, big enough to fit 2 people, and oddly ocated in the middle of a lake.

 I heard Watkins Glen Park has some amazing waterfalls, but the super cool trails you see below weren't open yet during my visit. I want to come back someday and hike around.

I heard Watkins Glen Park has some amazing waterfalls, but the super cool trails you see below weren't open yet during my visit. I want to come back someday and hike around.

 I did find this closed swimming pool, so my trip to the area wasn't a total loss.

I did find this closed swimming pool, so my trip to the area wasn't a total loss.

 There's something about this that just looks so great.

There's something about this that just looks so great.

 Niagara Falls still had a couple massive iceberg from the super cold winter.

Niagara Falls still had a couple massive iceberg from the super cold winter.

 I tried to go onto the Canadian side, but since they have something against bikes I was over it.

I tried to go onto the Canadian side, but since they have something against bikes I was over it.

 Canada is still nice enough to put on a light show for me.

Canada is still nice enough to put on a light show for me.

 I went to explore the old Buffalo Central Terminal train station, and was surprised to find a restoration group having their annual clean up day. I volunteered and afterwards they gave me access for a short tour!

I went to explore the old Buffalo Central Terminal train station, and was surprised to find a restoration group having their annual clean up day. I volunteered and afterwards they gave me access for a short tour!

 The art deco architecture of this building is next-level amazing.

The art deco architecture of this building is next-level amazing.

  Beautiful detail on the  door overhangs.

Beautiful detail on the door overhangs.

 They're working on fixing it up, but unfortunately the previous owner sold a lot of the decoration and scrappers looted the place decades ago. Even stripped down, it's a great building.

They're working on fixing it up, but unfortunately the previous owner sold a lot of the decoration and scrappers looted the place decades ago. Even stripped down, it's a great building.

 Classic creepy hallway...

Classic creepy hallway...

 This room was supposed to be the grand "Trolley Lobby", but closed off by the mafia to stop competition to their taxi business who drove on the other street entrance.

This room was supposed to be the grand "Trolley Lobby", but closed off by the mafia to stop competition to their taxi business who drove on the other street entrance.

 The control room.

The control room.

 The baggage building isn't on the list to restore yet.

The baggage building isn't on the list to restore yet.

 The typical sketchy abandoned building where you have to watch your back, and step.

The typical sketchy abandoned building where you have to watch your back, and step.

 I'm pissed that vandals smashed this place. Get it, haha...

I'm pissed that vandals smashed this place. Get it, haha...

 Out in the Upstate countryside.

Out in the Upstate countryside.

 In Chestnut Ridge Park is a bizarre natural phenomenon, the Eternal Flame Falls. There's a small cave behind the water that emits natural gas and can be lit on fire. ...there was also a bizarre group lurking on the cliffside.  

In Chestnut Ridge Park is a bizarre natural phenomenon, the Eternal Flame Falls. There's a small cave behind the water that emits natural gas and can be lit on fire. ...there was also a bizarre group lurking on the cliffside.  

 This bro claimed, "It's good luck if you light a cigarette from its flame!". He stuck his head in there, not only to soak his cig in the water, but blew out the flame as well.

This bro claimed, "It's good luck if you light a cigarette from its flame!". He stuck his head in there, not only to soak his cig in the water, but blew out the flame as well.

 I waited an hour for them to leave and the lighting to get better for my photo, then re-lit the flame and poof-  Robbie Sellfie .

I waited an hour for them to leave and the lighting to get better for my photo, then re-lit the flame and poof- Robbie Sellfie.

 Don't be afraid to stop following the herd. Do what's best for you.

Don't be afraid to stop following the herd. Do what's best for you.