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THE SUN) SUNDAY, 'AUGUST 16, 1019,
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THE SUN'S AUTOMOBILE TOURING DEPARTMENT
Popular . Trips, with Driving Directions, Road Conditions and General Information of
Value to the Motorist Who Likes to Get Away Ovr Week End
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Just a ramblln through the Adtron
dacks in a good car for a week la one
way to have a great time these' hot days.
Tli writer recently made such a trip
In a Premier car. During the period he
Ingot all about crowds and curbstones
and gave himself up completely to con
templation of cliffs and clouds and other
things very close to nature. He also
gained four pounds. Complete enjoy
ment was possible, because all the car
demanded was gasolene, oil and water
from tlmo to time. It never needed a
doctor.
When we left Glens Falls with our
fct and Jolly brother-in-law, whom name
Is Hobble and whose hobby Is the Adi
rondack!), we had no objective point to
reach, but only a keen desire to explore
and to get away from the crowds.
Our first day's route lay through War
rensburg, Chestrrtown, Pottersville,
Schroon Lake, Schroon River. Chopee
Fond road and Keene, to Cascade Lakes,
Wo had planned to upend the night at
Lake Placid, but at a turn In the road
on our way from Keene we suddenly
came upon the Cascade Lakes and thel
Cascade Lakes Hotel snuggling up to
one of the high mountains that com
pletely surround the lakes. It looked too
good to pass by, and It proved; to be a
place very hard to leave. This Is an
Ideal spot for a man like Slattery, who1
thinks fly casting for trout Is the great
est sport In the world, or for a man
like Dr. McHale, who never can quite
"get" tbo angle of the scientific fisher
men, but loves to talk of their earnest
ness and enthusiasm and then shock
their sense of the proprieties by going
out on the lake and fishing with a
worm and sinker. We found a happy
family at Cascade Lakes happy prin
cipally becauso they were well taken
cars of by tho genial proprietor and
because the Immediate neighborhood had
been very kindly taken care of when
naturo was at tho 'job of fashioning It.
On the second day of our trip we
drove to Lake Placid, ana then' through
Wilmington Notch, Jay, Ausablo Forks
and Keesvllle to Ausable Chasm, where
we had lunch and made the trip through
the famous rapids. From this point we
proceeded to Plattsburg. and " then
through Cadyvllle, Saranao, Vermont
vllle and Bloomlhgdale to Saranac Lake,
where we remained over night at the
Riverside Hotel, which offered every
thing that gipsy motorists could desire.
On the third day we got deeper than
ever Into the woods by taking the old
dirt road by the Ampersand trail and
the Hiawatha Lodge to Mawbeck and,
tlicnca past Big nnil,LlttIo Tupper Lakes
to a new road partially under, construc
tion leading to Long Lake. Long Lake
proved so attractive that we cut our
riding that day to only half a day, took
lunch at Decrland Lodge and spent the
rli'hl at the Adirondack Hotel. As tblc
was the stamping ground of our "wild
woods brother-in-law" we had occasion
to meet many of the natives Including
Qanw Warden Butler, who went out
with us in the evening In the car to the
night haunts of the deer. Of course
them was m shooting except with flash
lights, and we located many a pair of
blazing eyes In the brush which we
knew belonged to deer.
We supposed when the sun came up on
the fourth day that we' would go home
before It went down. But "the call of
tho wild" was too strong, and after dr'.v
Ing through Blue Mountain Lake. In
dlan Lake, North River and North Creek
to Chester-town we turned around and
went back to the Cascade Lakes via Un
derwood and the Chapel Pond road. We
were like a lot of wild creatures In our
desire to, get back Into tho heart of the
woods again, and our friend O'Connell
of the Rising House encouraged us In
our plan to prolong our vacation. We
ut ud for the night at the ever hos
pltable Cascade Lakes Hotel and got
under way ncaln the next oar at noon
headed for home. Our route lay through
Elit&bflltikrwn. Underwood, Ac and on
In over the road on which we had made
our happy entry to the woods. We ar
rived at Glens Falls in Urns for supper.
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We were complctly satisfied. That ft
nrhv we have nut the record of wis lit
tie Jaunt on paper, It may bo the means
of giving others seven nappy uuj
B. S. B,
Latest Road Notes for Tourists
By O. M. WELLS.
TKt Automobile fjflub of America.
The Bureau of Tours of The .Auto
mobile Club of America reports the fol
lowing conditions based on a survey
male within the laBt few days:
Repair work that, has been going on
for the past six weeks on the Hudson
County Boulevard Is now completed.
Motorists coming from New England
and Westchester county, with south New
Jersey as their destination, destrln? to
avoid New York can cros the Hudson
fcy the Dycktnan street ferry, and, on
reaching the top of tho hill on the New
Jersey tide turn left Into the second
street, which is Sylvan avenue, becom
ing Llnwood avenue, which Is followed
to the end. Turn left, and Just beyond
turn right and follow Anderson avenue,
which runs Into Hudson County Boule
vard at the extreme. north end. If 130th
street ferry Is crossed, on reaching Fort
Let turn left Into Anderson avenue.
Motorists going from Brooklyn can
ke a ferry from Sixty-ninth street.
Bay Side, to St. Oeorge. Staten Island.
Staten Island roads from St, Oeorge to
Totunvllle ore now In good condition.
A great many motorists prefer to use
the Fingerboard road from the Marine
Hospital to Amboy road instead of
vanderbllt avenue.
The Plank road Is still the best way
to reach Newark from the Hudson
County Boulevard. Both Frellnghuysen
avenue and Elizabeth avenue can be
juej from Newark to Elizabeth. The
tter road Is considered preferable at
the present time. From Elizabeth
"rough Rahway and Woodbridge to
Perth Amboy the road surface Is In
good condition.
To reach south New Jersey coast
resorts such as Long Branch, Asbury
rk and Spring Lake It Is preferable
.ig0 ,h 'nger way from Keyport via
Atlantic Highlands as the road 1st closed
wween Mlddletown and Red Bank, or
eis run due south from Keyport on the
"olmdell road to Holmdell. then east to.
Broad street and down through Eaton
jown. There Is also a fair road which
turns ort and runs south through Tlnton
and over the Tinton pike through
tonton to Long Branch.
,0cear Boulevard from Asbury
ntt all the way to Sea Side HclghU
in quite good condition, with a con
etloi from Sea Side Heights to Toms
uer.
,.f1fr, motorists going to AtUntlO City
I , "V ,h exception of a short detour
tv 1? br,dg9 construction at Freehold,
til Keyport. Freehold, Lakewood foaa
In fair condition.
tT!" oad tTom Lakewood through
leau River, Alanahawkln and Pleasant
itloa 10 AUantl Clly U ta n-
kna,Vw TZ? from Absecon to At
th?. f n,ty. wULnot b flnlhl ".ntU late
bwJ8"'. the brlI ' ' com
fit,.? tnt;r ne Philadelphia avenue. The
ti.A?'1 now undor construction be
Soeton B.' lUrbor clt through Item,
teuton to Berlin on the direct front
bttween PhlUdelphla and AUaatlo
City, and this line win probably be
closed until lata fall.
Detours have been provided when
ever road construction Is going on
throughout the State of New Jersey.
Some of these are rather poor, especially
In wet weather. The State Is building
a hard surfaced road between Cape
May Courthouse and Cape May; this
will not be completed until late fall.
The direct route between ArUntlo City
and Wilmington Is via May's Landing,
Malaga and Penn's G-rove Ferry. Motor
ists going from Baltimore, Washington
and other southern points to Atlantic
City and other south New Jersey coast
Off Beaten Track on Long Island.
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The crowded condition of the Mer
rick road and the Jericho turnpike on
any line 8unday or holiday during the
summer months has caused many motor
ists to search for roads which are not
so well known to the general motoring
public. With this Idea in mind, the
Touring Hureau of the American Auto
mobile Association, at 501 Fifth ave
nue, has laid out a tour which avoids
nearly all of the main travelled high
ways and at the same time provides an
excellent road surface all the way.
Leaving .Manhattan via the Queens
boro Bridge, the route follows Jackson
avenue to Flushing and then along
D roadway, through the attractive sub
urban developments of Bayslde, Douglas
ton, Little Rock and Manhaseet to Ros
lyn. This part of the tour necessarily
follow one of the main routes running
east through Long Island, known as the
North Hempstead turnpike. The bal.
ance of the trip, however, la over roads
that ar totally unknown to many mo
torists, even those who are fairly famil
iar with mar. section of Long island.
After passing the olock tower In Ros
lyn and coming to the end of the road
shortly beyond that point, turn square
to tho left. Less than a quarter of a
mile further on Is a watering trough at
the junction of two main roads. Here
keep to the left and run almost due
north along the shora of Hempstead
Harbor to Sea Cliff, passing en route the
North Shorn Country Club. Just beyond
a hotel on the left, make a turn 'to the
right on Sc& Cliff avenue and follow
this main street to Olen Cove avenue.
Here turn left and follow a winding
road Into the centre of Glen Cove.
Keep straight ahead on Forest avenue,
curving right on an excellent road sur
face to Locust Valley, .The well known
Nassau Country Club is located about
halt a mile south of this road while the
equally famous Piping Rock Club Is
easily reached by turnlrur right at
Looust Valley and running south for
about two Rules. After passing- the
post office, keep on for nearly a mjle to
a cafo where turn left on the Bayvllle
Road to Bayvlllo. This little town has
an excellent bathing beach and In ad
dition, Is the Long Island terminus of the
new ferry leading to Greenwich. Conn.
Turn- right at Bayvllle across a lontt
bridge over an arm of Oyster Bay,
avoiding the road straight ahead, which
leads to Rocky Point and the Corinthian
Yacht Club. Then follow the West Shore
Drive with fine views of Oyster Bay.
.straight Into the town of the same name.
Oyster Bay shines mainly by reflected
glory, because nbout three miles out
East Main street Is the fine estate of
the late ex-President Theodore Roose
velt A right turn lev-made Into South street
and then a direct road followed through
jjiBT, Norwich, Jericho and Hlcksvllle to
the Long Island Parkway. After passing
under the Parkway take the next turn to
the right on to the Bethpoge Turnpike
and rim to Hempstead. Camp Mills and
the aviation Held are located a. short dis
tance to the north of this rood Just east
of Hempstead, and airplanes may daa
stantly be seen otrollng about In the an
all over this section of the Island.'
Keep straight ahead through Hemp
stead and follow the Hempstead turn
pike to the Belmont race track. After
passing the track turn right on Spring
field Boulevard) follow tills to Jamaica
avenue, and Jog right and left Into
Lincoln avenue, In Queens. This leads
Into the Rocky Hill road at the green
houses, the latter road being followed
past the entrance to the Motor Parkway
and the Oakland Golf Club, Bear right
on Queens street, and then' proceed via
Sanford avenue, Jamaica avenue and
iMaln street, back to Broadway In Flush
ing. Turn left at' fountain Into Broadway
and follow Jackson avenue back to the
Queensboro Bridge. The total distance
over the route thus laid out Is about
eighty miles, thus making an Idea trip
ror a summer aitemoon.
resorts, will And this very good. Head
way Is being made on the new State
highway between Rahway and New
Brunswick through Metuchen, but this
will not be completed much before the
touring season, next year. The old high
way Is being used, but It Is quite rough
In short stretches. There Is a fair de
lour by going down to Woodbridge, tltin
over to Metuchen : another by continuing
on to South Amboy and going west to
Metuchen.
The road Is closed between New Bruns
wick and Princeton, also between
ui.vi.m winiWr. Motorists go
ing through' to Trenton and Philadelphia
can follow the Cranbury Turnpike to a
rond which turns ore jusi mime i:n-....
Dayton and runs through Monmouth
Junction, thence over the old Trenton
Turnpike, which Is In fair condition to
Trenton.
There Is no Improvement In the gen
eral condition of the Bound Brook-Som-ervlllo
road over last year. It la still
miii anil nnnf In HedlonS. SSDO-
clally through Bound Brook to Somer-
vllle. A new hard eunoceo. rona is
being constructed between PerryvIHe
and West Portal. When finished mis
will make a direct connection to Boston.
On the Trunk Line to the Dela
ware Water Gap.
From Newark to Morrlstown, via
Springfield. Chatham and Madison, the
rdad Is In good condition. The lower
route from Sprlngfleld over the Passaic
Valley road through Summit. Liberty
Corners and Far Hills to Chester Is
becoming badly worn In places and not
as good as the Chatham-Morrtstown
route. From Chester, on through Long
Valley and over Schooley Mountain
to Hackcttstown Is all fair going;
Schooley's Mountain Is fair; the steep
turn which As heretofore been so diffi
cult to get over has been repaired and
Is now n good condition. From Hack
ettstown through Great Meadows and
Buttsvtlle to Brldgevllle the surface la
very good at this time, but from Brldge
vllle on the east aide of the Delaware
River through Manunkachunk and Dela
ware to Portland Is very rought, es
pecially between Brldgevllle and Dela
ware. It Is also quite rough and careful
driving la required between Portland and
the Delaware Water Oap, as there nave
been some washouts during .the last
storm and the trolley runs In the centre
6C a very narrow road, with many
curves-
There are two roads to the Water
Gap which lead to the bridge at Dlnc
msns. One Is via the Hudson county
boulevard and Newark avenue, then
over the Belleville Pike through Belle
villa, Montolalr, Caldwell, Parslppany,
Dover, Knoxvllle, Netcong and Andover.
Newton to Ilranchvllle then Layton Hill
to the bridge at Dlngmans. The Layton
Hill road was built last year and is a
great Improvement, as the old way was
considered dangerous. The above route
Is also the trunk line tind the most di
rect connection between New York and
Lake Hopatcong; It is hard surfaced,
about S5 per cent. In good condition.
The road from Franklin Furnace
through Ogdensbung and Sparta to La
fayette la In ajrery bad condition, also
the road from Franklin Furnace through
Monro to Lafayette.
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