On route 9N between Elizabethtown and Keene is an area commonly called “the height of ground.” Streams rising in this area fall away to the west and flow into Keene Valley, and to the east into the Pleasant Valley. Decades ago only a handful of houses were in this higher elevation. The following picture was taken yesterday from the spot where a house once stood. Wildflowers cover the ground there now. Behind the old house was once a beaver dam and pond….now only a memory.
Common Pinks...After many times of rebuilding their dam after highway crews or local landowners would break it open the beaver have relocated to a spot on the eastern end of the high area.