Fall colors in N.Y.

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Oct 18th, 2001, 04:19 PM
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If you go next weekend you won't miss fall colors. Try Howard's number. There are many b&bs. Chains are not the worst resort, we've stayed at the Hilton in Tarrytown, had eggs benedict in the room. Great place to see sites like Washington Irving's home (Sunnyside), the old Dutch cemetery (wonderful in Fall), the church with the Matisse and Chagall stained glass, the Rockefeller's estate (Kykuit--open for tours until end of Oct I think, call ahead for tickets for this, they take you on buses up to the estate from where the Mill is). Lyndehurst too.

Also, Edison's house in Poughkeepsie is fun to take a tour of, nice view and take a walk around the estate.

Just driving around the Hudson Valley in the fall is wonderful. Can't wait to go next weekend. It is true the hotels and B&Bs book sometimes months ahead. It's so close to NYC.
 
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Oct 18th, 2001, 04:23 PM
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Howard, thanks for the Storm King suggestion. I'm a Calder fan, so that's a great idea. I was thinking what we could do a little different this time around.
 
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Oct 18th, 2001, 04:41 PM
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Minbrook, if you're a Calder fan, then you'll love walking around the Storm King property viewing the many Calder sculptures. You'll easily spend at least half a day there. And with the foliage as a background, it'll be an added feast for the eyes (and the soul). Bring your camera!
 
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Oct 18th, 2001, 04:43 PM
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PS: Minbrooklyn (sorry for shortening your name in the last post!), you are so right about the sights around Tarrytown, especially Kykuit. We put that at the very top of the must-see list of recommendations when people come to visit.
 
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Oct 19th, 2001, 09:10 AM
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We finally booked for B&B in Rhinebeck for next weekend. I'm so excited and can't wait. All the things you have mentioned, seemed like a lot to do for the weekends. What's a MUST SEE, not to miss since this's our first time there? Roosevelt Home? Vanderbilt Mansion? Also, where're the good spots to take picture of the Fall Foilage? By the way, where's Storm King Arts Center? I heard that Taconic Parkway has a better scene than NY Thruway. Is that the best way to drive up from NYC?Thanks for all your help.
 
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Oct 19th, 2001, 02:51 PM
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Jenny, as for sites/sights to see in the Rhinebeck area, there's the Roosevelt Home and Museum (especially the latter) and the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park; the Aerodrome, which offers an airshow featuring old airplanes on weekend afternoons in Rhinebeck; Montgomery Place in Annandale (just north of Rhinebeck), an beautiful old mansion and property with some magnificent views of the Hudson.
For dinner, I recommend Foster's in Rhinebeck. It's across the street from the Beekman Arms. It has good food at decent prices. I don't think they take reservations. Don't be discouraged if there are people waiting for tables when you get there. The turnover is fast. The restaurant the Beekman Arms (which is more expensive) is also very good.
The Storm King Art Center is about 50 miles south of Rhinebeck in the town of Mountainville on Route 32, just south of Newburgh (near Exit 16 on the NY Thruway). Perhaps you can stop there on the way up or back.
You are correct about the Taconic. While the Thruway isn't bad for a major highway, the Taconic is much prettier, as is Route 9W.
 
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Oct 7th, 2003, 02:38 PM
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Any other suggestions?
 
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