On a brisk Fall day I was able to explore my first Borscht Belt resort. Originally these locations were the go to place for vacationers, and were one of the inspirations for the hit film Dirty Dancing. The region in upstate New York, and its sprawling complexes now lie in decay and obscurity. Some traces of the original luxury remain, however vandals and taggers have had their way with this iconic location and there are signs of arson as well. Still, these places are well worth the trip should you want to experience first hand a lifestyle and era that is now only memory.