Took off into the rolling hills. Spent a lot of time riding next to the river, through woods with increasing fall colors. We are in the heart of the Adirondacks now. Such a beautiful area! We even sat in Adirondack chairs to eat our snacks. We stopped at a library, which was in an old stone building built in the 1800s. We also stopped at a bike shop so Lonna could get her bike tweaked. And of course, in our effort to eat more, we stopped and picked up groceries (baked goods and cheese) along the way.
Some of the small towns are a bit too touristy, but at least they mostly still have little independent "Mom-and-Pop" type stores rather than big national chain stores.
We camped at the Eighth Lake State Campground. Apparently they couldn't be bothered to name the lakes, so they just numbered them.
Since it is getting dark so early, we were able to enjoy a small campfire before retiring.