It’s easy to get to Essex whether your choice is automobile, train, or plane. Driving offers a pleasant and scenic trip through upstate New York on the Adirondack Northway (Route 87), an 84 mile portion of which was selected as “America’s Most Scenic Highway” when it is opened in 1967. (Sample drive times: New York 5 hours; Boston 6 hours; Philadelphia 6 1/2 hours; Montreal 1 3/4; Albany 2 hours; Burlington 1 hour.) If taking the rails, Amtraks’s “Adirondacker” stops at Westport, NY, station nine miles to the discount viagra south, and is nostalgic of the popular means of travel in the days of yore. And for the airborne-minded, Essex is reachable through airports in Albany, New York discount viagra and Burlington, Vermont. A ferry transports automobile traffic between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex year round.
Formed in December 1969, the Essex Community Heritage Organization has worked for twenty-nine years to preserve a village which is one of the finest and most intact collections of Federal and Greek Revival architecture in rural New York State. Through education, advocacy, rehabilitation and economic revitalization initiatives, ECHO and its over three hundred members have strived to develop programs which simultaneously preserve the architectural and environmental qualities of the community and create new economic and housing opportunities for residents.
Call or write for membership information. Membership benefits include receiving the ECHO Diary, a quarterly publication, an invitation to ECHO’s annual meeting and the satisfaction of knowing you’re a part of efforts to preserve and revitalize this remarkable community.
Available from ECHO, at its offices in Essex hamlet or by mail, or at the bookshop at the Essex Inn: ESSEX, an Architectural Guide, a fifty page walking and driving tour of Essex and its historic and architectural resources. ECHO also has information on hiking, biking and other activities in the Champlain Valley