Battenkill Valley Blog

A Haunted Happening In Cambridge

I am NOT saying the Cambridge Hotel is haunted.  Shea, the manager, has asked me NOT to repeat stories about black holes opening up in Rm. 206, mysterious mirror writings or little children being seen and making a raucous on the unused third floor.  And there is NO file filled with guest accounts of otherwordly encounters or photos of ghostly globes hovering over guests or hanging around the outside of the hotel.  None of that!  What I AM saying is that this Friday, October 30, they are having a haunted Halloween party featuring music by the Blackouts, where you can "swing with the spirits and groove with the ghosts", enter a Prince and Princess of Pie contest and even stay overnight for just $99 so you can party all night!  Yes, this is a turn-of-the-century hotel with a storied past, but I'm not saying.  Just saying, that's all.

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Al Budde

40 minutes East of Saratoga and a world away; the Battenkill Valley is a Cornucopia of Cool. No Interstates. No noise. No hurry. Called "The Tuscany of New York", the region abounds in farm-crafted cheeses, creameries, heirloom vegetables and specialty meats you can buy right off the farm. Art galleries that will amaze you. Scenery that will inspire you. And through it all runs the Battenkill River, an astonishingly clear and gentle water playground that also happens to be the toughest trout fishery in the U.S.A Like touring? There's a reason the largest pro-am bike race in America happens here. And don't get me started on the Revolutionary war history, or the “you won't believe what I found: antiques and shops.

AL BUDDE has a lot of interests in fly fishing, playwriting, canoeing (and tubing), history, shopping, dining, friendships and he counts himself among the fortunate few who have found a place where all of those things collide: The Battenkill Valley. He knows (almost) everyone here, and will be your personal guide to all of those hidden places, activities, sights and scenery it would take you years to discover on your own. Discover the Battenkill Valley. Have fun. Make new discoveries. Renew your soul. And start here!


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