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Breakfast at Sprague’s Maple Farms and a Ride Through Allegany State Park

Yesterday, we enjoyed a full day of activity. At 8:00 AM Bob and I set out for breakfast at Sprague’s Maple Farms Restaurant and Pancake House in Portville, NY. Stacey (Bob’s daughter) and her boyfriend, Mike, accompanied us. If you click here, you will see that Sprague’s Maple Farms is quite a distance from our home. The excellent food, great service and total ambiance found at Sprague’s is definitely worth the ride.

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Looking across the restaurant from where we were seated
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Mike and Stacey
Mike tasted a variety of maple syrups before our breakfast was served.
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Mike, on a maple syrup high
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My breakfast – an omelet and two buttermilk pancakes
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Stacey’s breakfast – eggs, steak, and home fries
Not shown are two blueberry pancakes that accompanied Stacey’s breakfast.
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Mike’s breakfast – eggs, bacon, home fries and three buttermilk pancakes
Bob’s breakfast was similar to Mike’s; however, Bob chose buckwheat pancakes instead of the buttermilk pancakes.You definitely do not leave Sprague’s Maple Farms hungry!

After breakfast we drove through Allegany State Park near Salamanca, NY, before heading home. We made a few picture stops while in the park.

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Stacey and Mike at Red House Administration Building

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Stacey and Mike on top of Science Lake Dam

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Stacey and Mike at Quaker Lake

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Stacey at Quaker Lake
I really like this picture of Stacey in black and white!

We saw a small deer, too, at the Thomas L. Kelly covered bridge. The deer was UNDERNEATH the bridge when we spotted him. I got out of the car, walked across the bridge and snapped a few pictures of the deer as he exited from under the bridge. There was a dog and two people ahead of me on the pathway leading to the bridge. The deer looked at me and looked at the dog, contemplating the best escape route. The deer finally took off in the woods behind him.

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Deer at Thomas L. Kelly Covered Bridge

We returned home around 2:30 PM. Three hours later Bob and I were at his company’s Christmas party. I will post details of and photographs from the Christmas party in my next blog post, so stay tuned!

5 Responses to “Breakfast at Sprague’s Maple Farms and a Ride Through Allegany State Park”

  1. Suzy Kay

    Linda, Those pictures are priceless… We are going to have to eat there when we get up that way. The breakast looks absolutely wonderful….Thanks for sharing…..

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  2. charlie b.

    Linda,I was married in Olean and went through Portville many times, but not recently.Thanks for sharing trips. As I said my son and daughter-in-law live in Warren.As always,Charlie B.

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  3. Joe Todd

    Great post. This past fall my wife and I ate at Sprague's Maple Farm. My sister and brother-in-law live near by and we were visiting. Great place to eat

    Reply

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