Welcome to South Glens Falls and the Moreau area Auto, Home and business insurance agency.
Founded in 1944, cote insurance has offered high quality insurance to families, businesses and individuals from all walks of life. From the beginning when Windsor Cote started from his kitchen, our focus has been on providing unparalleled customer service across Halfmoon New York. It doesn't matter if you have a few blemishes or a totally clean driving record, cote insurance is here to make sure you find the right coverage at the right price for AUTO,MOTORCYCLE, RV, HOME OR BUSINESS INSURANCE
The South Glens Falls/ Moreau region
The Town of Moreau, although part of the town of Northumberland until 1805, was first settled around 1766 at what is now the village of South Glens Falls.
Living in the South Glens Falls area means you are close to quick outlets to commute with the NY State I-87 right off Route 9 which is also a common source of travel. The South Glens Falls/Moreau area is conveniently located near many local attractions such as the Saratoga Race Course which is a quick 15 minutes south and The Great Escape Fun Park and Lodge approx. 20 minutes North in the Village of Lake George.
The South Glens Falls area offers plenty of overnight or extended stay accommodations from Campground/RV parks like Moreau Lake State Park to Hotels and Motels which puts you in a perfect centralized location to get you to all of the great attractions the Adirondacks has to offer! There are several eateries and restaurants as well as breweries.
For the history buff there are many attractions such as the Coopers Cave Park. Above the Cave is Cooper’s Cave Bridge which connects the Village of South Glens Falls and the City of Glens Falls. Next to the bridge is a viewing platform that offers information about James Fenimore Cooper and the Mohican tribe. Take a walk along the Feeder Canal, while touring you can drive route 9 to “Coopers Cave Drive” that you can follow under the roadway to a path that brings you to the promenade.
From the promenade you can read plaques about the area, Cooper and the Cave. With a little imagination one can patch together a picture of what James Fenimore Cooper must have seen to spark his inspiration for his famous novel “The Last of the Mohicans” which was also made in to a movie. When you visit the Cave you can experience the protection that the Mohicans must have felt. The Last of the Mohicans is a fascinating piece of history that took place in the late 1750s.
Legend has it, while the French Army was attacking Fort William Henry, a British outpost commanded by Colonel Munro, his daughters Alice and Cora set out from Fort Edward (another sector of the South Glens Falls region) to visit Munro. Escorted through the dangerous forest by Major Duncan Heyward and guided by an Indian named Magua they encounter the white scout Natty Bumppo, who goes by the name Hawkeye, and his two Indian companions, Chingachgook and Uncas, Chingachgook’s son, the only surviving members of the once great Mohican tribe. Hawkeye says that Magua, a Huron, has betrayed the group by leading them in the wrong direction.
The Mohicans attempt to capture the traitorous Huron, but he escapes. Hawkeye and the Mohicans lead the group to safety in a cave near a waterfall (Coopers Cave). After a truce and surrender the battle comes to an end sadly with a proper burial of Munro’s daughter Cora and Chingachgook’s son Uncas amid ritual chants performed by the Delawares. It is declared to be the legend of the last warrior of the noble race of the Mohicans.
So much history in a tucked away here in the Northeast of NY and the Adirondack region. One will not be disappointed if choosing to venture out to the Upper region of NY state and all it has to offer!