The next destination on my Virtual Hike was the Wilder Homestead near Malone, New York.
The previous destination on my virtual hike was Dannemora, New York.
The virtual hike from Milton to Dannemora first went through some farm country as it headed toward Lyon Mountain. There were also some lakes and rivers along most of the route.
Google Street had views from November, so the walk over Lyon Mountain was very beautiful with some light snow along the way.
After coming down off of Lyon Mountain the route again passed through farm areas.
I finally came to the turn-off for the Almanzo Wilder Farm, unfortunately there were no images from the Google car along the route to the farm. You can see here that if is farm country with the fields of corn along the way.
If you want to see images from the Wilder Homestead/Farm, you can find a link to their website on Google Maps.
The Wilder Homestead is where the events of Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder took place.
The farm is not far from the Canadian border and the nearest large city would have been Montreal. The nearest village was Malone which had a population of about 5,000 at the time Almanzo was growing up there.
I looked at the satellite images and could picture where some of the events from Farmer Boy took place. There were some places nearby along the Trout River where they could have cut ice to store for the summer.
I have been setting shorter distances between destinations for better motivation for my daily walking and so far it has been working. I have been walking more each day and have made good progress on my Virtual Hike. I am still a few stops behind on my posts.
Now that I am in New York I will heading south down through the Hudson River Valley. I have some interesting stops planned along the way.
Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.
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