Category Archives: New York

Eleanor’s Walk Trail (Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, NY)

Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States and the first US delegate to the United Nations, lived part of her life at Val-Kill, a quiet, wooded estate in Hyde Park, New York, just east of her husband Franklin Delano … Continue reading

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Top Cottage Trail (Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, NY)

Springwood, the Hudson River Valley home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is now preserved by the National Park Service in Hyde Park, New York. However, during his second term as president, Roosevelt also had built a separate cottage, intended as … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Loop (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, NY)

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York preserves the historic estate of Frederick Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the famous 19th century railroad tycoon. Reaping the success of his ancestors, Frederick owned considerable real estate across New … Continue reading

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial, NY

– Revolutionary War Series – Hamilton Grange National Memorial, a relatively modest home in Harlem, honors the life and achievements of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, American revolutionary, a key promoter of the US Constitution, and America’s first Treasury Secretary. Constructed … Continue reading

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General Grant National Memorial, NY

– Civil War Series – General Grant National Memorial, the largest mausoleum in North America, is situated in a quiet and beautiful corner of New York City and commemorates the life of Civil War hero and 18th US President Ulysses … Continue reading

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Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, NY

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site commemorates the life of Theodore Roosevelt—writer, statesman, officer, adventurer, and the 26th President of the United States. It was here, at a mansion on New York’s Long Island, that “Teddy” lived much of his life, … Continue reading

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Fire Island Lighthouse (Fire Island National Seashore, NY)

Stretching for approximately 31 miles, Fire Island shields part of New York’s Long Island from the fierce waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Now managed by Fire Island National Seashore, the Fire Island Lighthouse—situated near the west end of the barrier … Continue reading

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Evangola State Park

Aside from having the best food and greatest football team in the country, Buffalo, New York is much maligned for its miserable weather, post-industrial cityscape, and, well, for having the most aggravating football team in the country. Like any city, … Continue reading

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Hadley Mountain Trail (Adirondack Park, NY)

Despite its difficulty, the Hadley Mountain Trail is one of the most popular hikes in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The journey to the summit is a tough slog, gaining more than 1,500 feet in less than two miles. Hikers … Continue reading

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