This old mansion is under repair, but can still be toured. However, the real beauty is its grounds. It sits high on a hill overlooking the Hudson River. There are numerous trails to walk. My kids really enjoyed running free here...also one of my favorite childhood places. I remember long hikes with my grandfather, fishing from the boat dock, and picking blackberries and raspberries in the woods.
This is Franklin and Eleanore Roosevelt's home, libraries, and grave sites in Hyde Park, NY. It is a National Historic Site. This beautiful site overlooks the Hudson River as well.
Samuel F. B. Morse's home, Locus Grove, in Poughkeepsie, NY. It is a National Historic Landmark. This home and grounds overlook the Hudson River. The grounds are free to tour, but the museum charges a fee. They have a wonderful gift shop too.
After saying a sad goodbye to our family, friends, and Hudson Valley we headed for Cape Cod, MA. It has been at least 15 years since I have been to visit and the first for my kids. We toured Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, played at the Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beaches, shopped, and of course enjoyed LOBSTER and LOBSTER ROLLS.