This area of Pennsylvania consisted of long wooded ridges on both sides of a long and wide valley known as Sugar Valley. The “mountains’ here are not as high and steep of northern Clinton County, but the views are still grandeur to me. I used my imagination to see through the ages as to what the area would have been like in past ages.
This was the first time I had been in this area of Clinton County. A couple of years ago I spent time in northern Clinton. I was at the Alvin Bush Dam area fishing for native brookies, hiking and visiting Cross Fork and Hammersly Wild Area. I stayed in a tent as I visited various areas of Potter County enjoying quality time with my friend Ruger.
Huge Amish farms dominate much of this valley. Horse and buggy teams were constant along the road near to where we stayed at Logan Mill. I respected their desire to not be photographed, however, one man looked around as I shot the photo as I snapped a buggy from the side.
Although, I didn’t do any fly fishing on site, the free-flowing limestone stream of Fishing Creek looked beautiful. Individuals and others lease the home where we stayed for various reasons with Fishing being one favorite.
Glenn and his family live in the 1840 home. We stayed in an 1880 home beside his place. Much of the home’s integrity and character still remain. I appreciated seeing the original carpentry! His property has the creek waterway bordering the property where the very old remains of a grist mill still stand. The building is four stories high.
A covered bridge built in the nineteenth century has been repaired and is still in active use. Directly along side on the road’s curvature stands an old building that was a general store. We were able to tour these buildings. The old store is now Claudia and Glenn’s office space.
One evening we all had some music! Nettie plays a mean piano for an eleven year old. She even helped Grandma Danna sing. Dick played a steal guitar (Steel guitar-inside joke.) and Glenn performed with some great drum works! To learn more visit: http://www.theguesthouseatlongmeadow.com