Map: Lilly Lake

Map: Lilly Lake

Enjoy the flatwater paddling of Canada Lake. Canada Lake connects to Green Lake, Lily Lake, West Lake, and Stewart's Landing. Canada Lake can be accessed at the West Lake launch or from Stewarts Landing Dam. For those canoeing or kayaking, starting at Stewarts Landing may be more desirable, as the lake is narrowest, and provides roughly 4 miles of paddling through twisting narrows with limited motor boat traffic and fewer waves.

Map: Trout Pond – Russell Brook Falls

Map: Trout Pond – Russell Brook Falls

These wild forest lands, later added to the Delaware Wild Forest is home to Russell Brook Falls, Trout Pond, and Mud Pond.

The main access road to this area is Russell Brook Road, which is accessed from Morton Hill Road, which runs north-west from Rockland/Roscoe.

Along Russell Brook Road, there are 3 designated campsites, with rock barriers that require vehicles to be parked a short distance from the fireplace. There are also outhouse near one of the campsites, which is designed to be accessible.

Near the end of Russell Brook Road, there is a parking area. A short walk down a gated woods road, there is the Russell Brook Falls. There are two large tent campsites near the falls. The falls are quite scenic, dropping down several drops -- you can only see the lower falls from their base.

From there, the gated road splits into two trails. One goes to Mud Pond and the other to Trout Pond also known as Cables Lake. The terrain is hilly, but not steep around here, so the hike back to Trout Pond is an easy 9/10th of a mile.

The sign says 1.4 miles, however that includes an additional 1/2 mile to the western end of the Trout Lake, where the two lean-tos and two-campsites are located. There is also one campsite on the east end of Trout Lake, and one in the valley about halfway to Trout Lake.

There also is a lean-to on Campbell Mountain, however none of the other roads here have roadside camping available.

Maple Syrup Taps, 1997-2012

This graph shows how many maple taps were driven in for each state. New York State and Vermont are the nation's biggest maple producers, but there are several other states that have smaller numbers of trees tapped. This is a consolidation of county level data, those counties with only one farm reporting maple production, were not included in the survey results, which depresses tap counts in states that are marginal maple producers.

Data Source: USDA Agriculture Census, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012. Maple Taps. Counts.

Albany County and Subdivsions, Unemployment January 2000 – December 2016

This chart shows the unemployment rate in Albany County, along with the City of Albany and the Towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, and Guilderland from January 2000 to December 2016. Due to a new estimating methodology implemented in January 2005, sub-state labor force statistics from January 2000 to present are not comparable to data from earlier years.

Labor force estimates provide the most up-to-date estimates of persons employed and unemployed by place of residence. Labor force data include estimates of the civilian labor force, the number employed, the number unemployed, and the unemployment rate. Labor force figures are available for New York State, labor market regions, metropolitan areas, counties, and municipalities of at least 25,000. Estimates are developed and distributed monthly. Labor force data for the nation and areas outside of New York State are available at

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