Trails with Tales

Trails with Tales

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Thirty nature treks, selected for their natural, stand-alone beauty, are enhanced by tangible silhouettes of a fascinating past, from early Native Americans and Colonial settlers to the Industrial Revolution and Victorian-era grand hotels. Hike to waterfalls, mountains, escarpments, lakes, sculpted rocks, ponds, rivers, islands, caves, balanced rocks, geysers, and deep gorges while visiting the sites of famous battles of the Revolutionary War, ghostly industrial ruins, a Moorish-style castle, views and vistas made world-famous by Americafs greatest painters, vanished Shaker communities, great estates of the gGilded Age, h a working lighthouse, and gNew Yorkfs Mount Rushmore.h HIKES INCLUDE A“ Starks Knob a Schuylerville Champlain Canal Towpath A“ Saratoga National Historic Park A“ Geyser Park A“ Vischer Ferry Nature a Historic Preserve A“ Peebles Island State Park A“ Oakwood Cemetery A“ Burden Pond Environmental Park A“ Ann Lee Pond A“ Indian Ladder A“ Bennett Hill Preserve A“ Clarksville Cave Preserve A“ Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve A“ Balanced Rocks A“ Shaker Mountain A“ No Bottom Pond A“ Tyringham Cobble A“ Ice Glen a Laurafs Tower A“ Ashintully Estate a McLennan Preserve A“ Vromanfs Nose A“ Pratt Rock A“ Lindenwald a Martin Van Buren Nature Trail A“ Rogers Island A“ Olana A“ Montgomery Place A“ Ravena Falls A“ Hudson River School Art Trail A“ Catskill Mountain House Escarpment A“ Saugerties Lighthouse A“ Overlook Mountain A“ Sky Top a Mohonk LakeMeanwhile, as the communities along the river prospered, the country and the world kept moving at a faster pace towards a more mechanized era. Less than one hundred years after the lighthousea#39;s construction, manual labor was no longer needed to keep the light ... Furthermore, much of the towna#39;s industry and the porta#39;s activity had diminished. ... Hudson River Lighthouses: The system of lighthouses along the Hudson River began in 1825, following the opening of the Erie Canal.

Title:Trails with Tales
Author:Russell Dunn, Barbara Delaney
Publisher: - 2006


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