Lake Vanare, New York: Bunyan Muffler Man Team Field Report

Mountain Air Campground

1265 Lake Ave., Lake Vanare, NY
Mountain Air Campground. I-87 exit 21. Hwy 9N south, five miles, west side of the road, at the entrance to the Mountain Air Campground, up in the trees.
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Bunyan Muffler Man

Battered and abused, this one-armed survivor lurked in the trees for years waiting for a savior. More recently, he's back advertising a campground along the road. Report...

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Mountain Man - Woodsman

A mountain man at at a campground in Valatie along Rt. 9N. May be an ex-Muffler Man.

[Mark Axen, 02/27/2021]

A forest outlier near Lake George, the old Swiss Trail Muffler Man Bunyan tactfully hides his arm wound.

Bunyan Muffler Man

Bunyan Muffler Man

Always fun to spot one of these guys... especially when you are not expecting to see one! Although he is missing his right arm and right foot, he is still getting the job done.

[OffbeatJimmy, 08/25/2019]

If he drops his saw you'll need your own tree stump to stand behind.

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Spotted this Muffler Man on May 12 outside Lake George at the Mountain Air Campground. He stands over the entrance, missing a right arm. Red shirt, yellow hat. He can be seen on the campground's website.

[Allison Lassieur, 05/31/2019]

This Muffler Man suffered years of neglect and abuse, including being thrown into Lake Luzerne. He was restored, minus his missing arm, in 2012.

Swiss Trail Bunyan.

Swiss Trail Muffler Man

The Muffler Man's looking good, and more lumberjacky than ever! Definitely has a head.

[Sparrow, 05/12/2015]

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Lake George Mystery SpotLake George Mystery Spot, Lake George, NY - 6 mi.
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Uncle Sam's Vacant Lot (formerly Uncle Sam's House), Troy, NY - 45 mi.

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