We Vermonters sure do love our view across Lake Champlain — thanks, Anorthosite rock! But once a year we actually go over to New York State to see what we can find, and write about. This year we found junktastic sculpture at Edward Cornell’s Art Farm in Westport and visited young farmers who are transforming agriculture in Essex County. We hiked around the tony, historic Ausable Club to see how the other half vacations, and pedaled down the tracks on a nifty rail trail — which turns out to be an endangered species. And, of course, we had to survey the suds scene. Are Upstaters gaining on Vermont’s craft brewery explosion? Read on to find out.