It remains wondrously free of of distracting sounds where we vacation upstate. It's a very large country. There are vast stretches where no untoward noises intrude. Of course, if a place becomes a haven for tourists and assorted well-off types looking to move where it seems all warm and fuzzily natural, well yes, they will bring the noise and other annoyances with them. It will no longer be the place it was before they flocked there.