Do you like to spend time alone? Get in the car and go for a long drive, see a movie alone? I suppose it can be mind clearing and a good way to focus your thoughts without distraction. There are certain activities however that you might not want to do solo.
This is the story of a man from another country who, just this week, went for a New York State hike and ended up living in a swamp for days until rescued.
Earlier this month, a man from Singapore went for a hike near North Hudson in Essex County to explore Dix Range. According to All Trails, this 15 mile loop-trail is considered a challenging hike and could take 9 hours or so to complete.
New York State DEC officials report that, on Wednesday June 22nd, they received a call from a woman stating that she had lost communication with her husband and indicated that when they last spoke he was headed to Dix Ridge. Now 3 days have passed.
At 9am on the 22nd, New York State Rangers set out to search for the 58-year-old man. The first thing Rangers found was his rental car in the Elk's Lake parking lot. They also noted that the hiker had signed in at the trail register but had not signed out.
11 Rangers and New York State Police Aviation assisted in the search. At approximately 3pm the subject was located in a swamp. His appearance was described as tattered and bug bitten. Apparently the man had been living in the swamp for 3 days and came out with ripped pants, bug bites covering his face and his boots falling apart. But he was alive.
The man from Singapore was evaluated and released nearly 72 hours after disappearing.
LOOK: Here are the best lake towns to live in
Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.
LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State
compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche
. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com
On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.
LOOK: See America's 50 Best Beach Towns
Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker
consulted data from WalletHub
, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here
. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.