While exploring along the Black River in Watertown one time, we spotted some old ruins on the other side. We drove around and tried to find a way down, but no luck. The were at the bottom of a small cliff and there was a lot of poison ivy. Fast forward a couple years and the kids and I decided to give it another go. Success! We had a great time checking out all the graffiti and exploring what was left of the building.
Back at home, a little Googling revealed it was the Remington Paper mill, built in 1889, burned down in 1927. More info here: https://oabonny.com/indexpage56.htm.
The coolest part was the brick arches:
Some of which opened up directly to the river:
Here’s June, on the scene:
And her bro: