Thursday, March 19, 2009
Waterford, New York: Pebbles Island State Park
Don't look for this sign on an Interstate. It's actually located at the point where the Hudson River, the Mohawk River and the Erie Canal all meet in Waterford. It was the answer to a question while looking at a New York State map -- "Is there anything interesting around the point where the two rivers meet?" Pebbles Island is right at that point. It's a state park and has some state offices located inside a nice old factory. There are hiking trails and picnic grounds as well.
The Erie Canal separates from the Mohawk River briefly at this point. The canal has come a long way from its days as the most important public works project in America history. Now it's used more for recreation than shipping.