Sweet spot

Tell me this isn’t the cutest diner you have ever seen.

It is housed in an old railroad car and lunch was delish. We chowed down before heading off to check out one of the newest trails in our region, The Champlain Area Trails’ Cheney Mountain in Port Henry.

It promised beautiful vistas and delivered.


We had a gentle snowfall from the beginning, which was picturesque but made the fallen leaves a little slippery. I’m not happy on a hike unless I spend some time sliding on my butt-and I did.

There were long views in each direction. Looking north to Split Rock Mountain on Lake Champlain:

Southeast to the new Champlain Bridge, which connects Crown Point, NY to Chimney Point, VT:

20121212-193229.jpgand west to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks:

In the foreground is a man made mountain, leftover from when the area was dominated by an iron mine and towns sprung up around it. We saw this better when we took a short walk to a nearby fire tower.

I’m pretty sure this is Cheney Mt. From the fire tower.