Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bottcher's Landing River Access Site

Visiting a friend in Corning, New York, takes me past the sign for a river access site that is just out of sight from the road. One day in late December, I took the opportunity to stop down there and take pictures. Usually there is a truck or something there, and most likely a fisherman. The day I finally drove down the winding road, I was lucky enough to have it to myself.
This is a nice little parklike access, halfway between Elmira and Corning, New York, in Big Flats.

The view downriver looks to Elmira, New York, and follows Route 352.

Immediately upriver is the Bottcher's Landing Bridge, crossing the Chemung. About three miles up is another access site for fishing only, and can be viewed by scrolling down a few frames.
There are houses perched on the bluffs across from the site. Now they have a tamer view from their windows, although I can't imagine that would be a good thing.
I love this sort of thing. The hillsides are full of these waterfalls. In the winter they look quite fanatastic when they freeze. In the summer it's wonderfully refreshing just to look at them, and even more so if you're lucky enough to play in them.Here is a sight common to the Twin Tiers area. Abandoned bridge abutment. There used to be railroad bridges, foot bridges and roadway bridges all through these parts. These old relics are everywhere one goes.

Little Pond

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