Jay (New York)

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Jay is a tiny hamlet within an eponymous 2500-person town in Essex County in the Adirondacks.

Understand[edit]

Jay Bridge

Jay (formerly "Mallory's Bush" or "Lower Jay") is a hamlet on NYS Route 9N along the East Branch of the Ausable River.

The adjacent "Upper Jay" was formerly the site of the "Land of Makebelieve" amusement park (1954-1979), which closed after repeated flooding; some of the fairy tale houses from the park were moved to Storytown (now the Six Flags Great Escape) in Queensbury (south of Lake George).

Get in[edit]

From Wilmington (New York), take NY 86 five miles (8km) east.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Jay is the "Home of the Covered Bridge". An 1857 covered bridge, rebuilt and reopened as a footbridge in 2007, is below the village green near the rapids.

Do[edit]

  • There is a swimming area near the bridge and the village green.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • The Country Bear (5830 NYS Route 86, +1 518 946-2691) is a cute country diner down the road in Wilmington; see that village for additional options.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Kookaburra58 Alder Street +1 914-937-4399. Six-bedroom, three bath rental chalet. Owner lives out-of-region. $3100/week, $2100/long weekend.

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