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 Cornwall Historic Sites | History

12158, Hudson Highland, Kids Things To Do, Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Wildlife Education, Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, center for nature, environmental education, Birthday Parties, Hiking Trails, Nature Camp, Things To Buy for Kids Hudson Highlands - Discovery and Wildlife Center

  Hudson Highland Nature Museum offers the Outdoor Discovery Center and the Wildlife Education Center.
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 Cornwall-on-Hudson Historic Sites | History

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, center for nature, environmental education, educational programs for students, ecology of the Hudson Highlands, Things To Do at Outdoor Discovery Center, Things To Do at Wildlife Education Center Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

  Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a center for nature, with a focus on environmental education and a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world.
    Things To Do at Outdoor Discovery Center
    The Outdoor Discover Center is located at 100 Muser Drive (entrance to the center is on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road) in Cornwall, NY.

    Things To Do at Wildlife Education Center
    See the Living Hudson Exhibit; a multi-sensory experience full of the flora and fauna native to the Hudson Estuary. Follow the journey as water trickles down a highland creek into a wetland pond. The pond empties into a freshwater stream which then joins the Hudson River Estuary.
Press blue button to learn more about upcoming events, featured programs, and to Meet the Animal of the week. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum  website and more . . .
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 Cuddebackville Historic Sites | History

D&H Canal Park, Museum, Neversink River, history, historic canal-era buildings, archaeological history, Things To Do at D&H Canal Park, Biking, Boat Rides, Cross-Country Skiing, Educational programs kids and adults, Fishing, Nature walks, Park, Playground D&H Canal Park and Neversink Valley Area Museum

  D&H Canal Park and the Neversink Valley Area Museum are located in Cuddebackville, Orange County, NY along the banks of the Neversink River. The Neversink Valley Area Museum preserves and documents the history of the peoples and industry of the Neversink and Shawangunk valleys of New York's Catskill region.

The Neversink Valley Area Museum occupies historic canal-era buildings in the D&H Canal Park right on the Neversink River. D&H Canal Park and Neversink Valley Area Museum  website and more . . .
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 Fort Montgomery Historic Sites | History

10922, History, American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War for Independence, War of the Revolution, iron chain, Hudson River Valley, historic ruin, Historic Site, historic trails, historical accounts, historic, Battle of Fort Montgomery American Revolution - Fort Montgomery "State Historic Site"

Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution.

Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution The interpretive sign reads:
Welcome to Fort Montgomery
"You are standing near the western end of Fort Montgomery:
a Revolutionary War fort built to defend the Hudson Highlands
and protect American control of the Hudson River.
On October 6, 1777, the British captured Fort Montgomery
and destroyed it in the days that followed.

"Trails from this parking area lead to two of the fort's redoubts.
The trail that passes beneath the highway will take you to
the Fort Montgomery visitor center and Fort Montgomery's
remains where interpretive signs will help you understand
the history of the fort and the battle."

American Revolution - Fort Montgomery  State Historic Site  photos, website and more . . .

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Click sign at the Fort Montgomery West Redoubt.

Click to enlarge photo of Sign at Fort Montgomery West Redoubt. The sign reads:
Fort Montgomery's West Redoubt
"Fort Montgomery's West Redoubt was one of three strong points built to defend the fort from an overland attack. New York State's Governor, Brigadier General George Clinton, commanded Fort Montgomery during the battle on October 6, 1777. Clinton ordered his men into the fort's three redoubts, where they were attacked by 900 British and Loyalist soldiers. After mounting a brave resistance, the Americans were driven from the redoubts and were forced to abandon the fort."

American Revolution - Fort Montgomery West Redoubt  website and more . . .

photo, American Revolution, Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails, Fort Montgomery Historic Site, Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery Visitor Center, Revolutionary War, Forts Clinton and Montgomery, Stony Point, Continental Army's victories American Revolution - Historic Trail of 1777 & 1779

Click to enlarge trail marker for the Historic 1777 & 1779 American Revolution Trail.

Click to enlarge photo of Historic 1777 & 1779 American Revolution Trail marker. The sign reads:
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
"You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War.
American Revolution - Historic Trail of 1777 & 1779  website and more . . .
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 Newburgh Historic Sites | History

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Sense Colonists Washington's Headquarters "State Historic Site"

  Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site is located at 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12551 in Orange County.

"Visit the nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea that he should be king after the war; ended the Newburgh conspiracy, preventing military control of the government; created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated a letter to State Governors that influenced the writing of the Constitution." Washington's Headquarters  State Historic Site  website and more . . .
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 Orange County Historic Sites | History

Hudson Highlands, Hudson River is an estuary, things to do in the Hudson Highlands, outdoor activities, fishing, boating, hiking, hike, Hikes, Things To Do, Birding, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Boating, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historic Places Hudson Highlands

  Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands.

Click to enlarge photo of the Hudson Highlands The sign reads:
"For much of its 315-mile course, the Hudson River flows straight and broad. But at the Highlands, the Appalachian mountain chain intersects the river to create a fifteen mile stretch of rugged, mountainous landscape. This area contains the river's narrowest and deepest points, as well as its fastest currents. The Hudson River is an estuary, a mixture of salt and freshwater, and the saltwater line extends just north of Beacon. The River is tidal all the way up to the Troy Dam above Albany." Hudson Highlands  website and more . . .
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 Tuxedo Park Historic Sites | History

10987, Tuxedo, NY, Sterling Lake, bird species, Hudson Highlands, biking, fishing, hiking, hunting, birding, Museum, Things To Do at Sterling Forest State Park, Birding, Nature Study, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing Sterling Forest State Park

  Sterling Forest State Park, a 21,935-acre park, is located at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987 in Orange County. Sterling Forest State Park offers a nearly pristine natural refuge amidst of one of the nation's most densely populated areas, a remarkable piece of woodland, a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area. This unbroken deep-forest habitat is important for the survival of many resident and migratory species, including black bear, a variety of hawks and songbirds and many rare invertebrates and plants. Hunting, fishing and hiking opportunities are available.

Sterling Forest State Park  website and more . . .
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 Vails Gate Historic Sites | History

12584, Historic Site, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, Revolutionary War, military headquarters, General Washington, Hudson River, New York City, fun for the children, children Knox's Headquarters "State Historic Site"

  Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site is located at Vails Gate, NY 12584 in Orange County in the Hudson River Valley. On several occasions during the Revolutionary War, Major General Henry Knox, Commander of the America artillery, established his military headquarters at John Ellison's 1754 Georgian-style house in Vails Gate. From October 1782 until the spring of 1783, as 7,000 soldiers and 500 "camp followers" were establishing winter quarters at the New Windsor Cantonment, and General Washington was lodged at Jonathan Hasbrouck's house in Newburgh, New York, Major General Horatio Gates occupied the elegant home from which he commanded the cantonment. Here the army awaited the end of the Revolutionary War that became effective when Washington issued the cease fire orders on April 19, 1783. Knox's Headquarters  State Historic Site  website and more . . .

12584, Historic Site, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, General George Washington, War of Independence, fun for children, kids, children, Attractions, Educational Services, Hiking, Picnic Area, Scenic Views New Windsor Cantonment "State Historic Site"

  New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is located at Vails Gate, NY 12584 in Orange County in the Hudson River Valley. In October 1782, General George Washington moved his army to New Windsor, above West Point and just beyond the Hudson Highlands, to establish winter quarters. He was accompanied by 7,000 troops including 500 women and children or "camp followers." By late December 1782, they had erected nearly 600 log huts into a "cantonment," a military enclave. High-ranking officers were quartered in private homes. New Windsor Cantonment  State Historic Site  website and more . . .
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 West Point Historic Sites | History

Great Chain, Revolutionary War, Warner family, ruins of the Revolutionary War, points of interest, hiking trails,  history, American site, chaining of the Hudson, Things To Do, Hiking Trails, Historic Site, Warner House, Daily and Weekend Tours Constitution Island

  Constitution Island is part of West Point, the United States Military Academy, a National Registered Landmark. Constitution Island  website and more . . .

Hotels Hudson River Valley Highlands West Point national historic landmark Hudson Valley NY U.S. Military Academy Constitution Island wedding venues Thayer Hotel

  The Thayer Hotel is located at 674 Thayer Road, West Point, NY 10996 in the Hudson Valley. Set on a hilltop overlooking the majestic Hudson River, The Thayer Hotel at West Point is a national historic landmark located in the heart of the Hudson Valley. The majestic, Gothic-style, granite building sits at the south entrance to the U.S. Military Academy, offering dramatic views of the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands.

From Thayer: "Experience a true legend among Hudson Valley New York hotels - The Thayer Hotel. As one of the most unique addresses in the world, this landmark West Point New York hotel has been a celebrated part of American history since 1926, when it was established to accommodate U.S. Military Academy personnel and their guests. It is named in honor of Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent of the Academy from 1817 to 1833, and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Today, this grand hotel blends its rich sense of tradition with all of the modern luxuries and comforts today’s traveler expects. Exquisitely appointed lodging. Superb dining. Elegant yet contemporary conference and wedding venues. All summarily managed and delivered by an impeccably trained staff to ensure an exceptional stay." Thayer Hotel  website and more . . .

10966, West Point, NY, Visiting West Point, U.S. Military Academy, guided tours, tours and prices, West Point Tours, guided tour, Visitors Center, West Point history, Military, News, History, West Point Cemetery West Point Visitors Center

  Visiting West Point
West Point is located in West Point, NY 10996, Orange County in the Historic Hudson Valley.

"The Visitors Center provides an excellent central starting point for all visitors to the U.S. Military Academy. The Visitors Center and West Point Museum are open to the general public on a daily basis. Visitors may enter the academy grounds only by guided tours, however, there are no guided tours during Graduation Week, on Football home game days, or on any days the Visitors Center is closed or closes early. Tours may be cancelled at any time. It is strongly recommended that visitors call the Visitors Center, (845) 938-2638 the week they are traveling to West Point to check on the status of the tours." West Point Visitors Center  website and more . . .

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