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Oct 6, 2011 - Hyde Park

Our first stop in New York after crossing the border was the King Phillip Campground in Lake George. We spent two nights there. The Lake George season was over so the town was quiet. It was an uneventful stay. On Friday we drove south along the Hudson to Elizaville where we set up at the Brook-n-Wood Campground where we had visited last year. We had plans to do a lot in the area, but it rained each day so our sightseeing and hiking were limited. Last year we ate at the Culinary Institute of America but didn't make it back this year. Instead...

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Sep 16, 2010 - Elizaville and the CIA

We had originally planned a full week at the Brook n Wood Campground in Elizaville, NY. But the recent issues with the See Ya cut that to a three night stay. The campsite here is excellent and the surrounding attractions make this a place to which we will return. We did have an opportunity to explore one of the attractions when we drove south to Hyde Park. Hyde Park is the home of the Roosevelt Library, Roosevelt Mansion, and Vanderbilt Mansion. But we didn't have time to visit any of those. The big attraction that we didn't want to miss...

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Apr 21, 2005 - Hudson Valley

Today we visited the Hudson Valley. This was the place where the rich had many of their summer homes. All had views over the Hudson River. We visited two of the homes, Wilderstein and the Vanderbilt Mansions. Wilderstein was the Victorian home of three generations of the Suckley family, descendants of the Beekmans and Livingstons. Grounds were designed in the American Romantic Landscape style by Calvert Vaux. The Vanderbilt Mansion was built by Frederick Vanderbilt in 1898 where he joined many of the rich having homes in the Hudson Valley....

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