Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Magic Forest

Sign for The Magic Forest. In front of it a real, live brown horse jumping from a platform into a pool of water
I've never been to The Magic Forest, an old-fashioned theme-park-qua-folk-art-installation in the Adirondack area of New York state.

But I always wanted to go to places like it as a child. I have a vague recollection that my older sisters got to go there during a trip when Daughter Number Four and I were too young and had to stay with grandma. (Note to parents of multiple young children: If you're planning a trip and considering taking the older kids while leaving the younger, those whiny left-behinders will grieve their deprivation for the rest of their lives. And grow up to write a blog post about it.)

Now I feel almost as if I've been there. Sweet Juniper, a heckuva blog out of Detroit, visited the Forest this past summer and posted a wonderful photo gallery of everything from The Snow Clown to Marilyn Manson's senior portrait.

Not to mention, of course, Lightning, the Nation's Only Diving Horse. I wonder what PETA thinks about that.


Daughter#1 said...

Uh, daughter #1 here - we actually did not go to the Magic Forest on that trip you mention - I think we went to Storytown which is also in Lake George. It's now known as Great Escape.

Daughter#1 said...

... in fact, here's a link to a site about Storytown -

Daughter Number Three said...

Thanks, DN1... I was also trying to remember if perhaps we had seen the Magic Forest on a later trip to the Lake George area in the early 70s. I don't remember it, but thought you might?