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Blenheim-Gilboa Hydroelectric Station Visitor's Center

Blenheim-Gilboa Hydroelectric Station Visitor’s Center

The Blenheim-Gilboa Hydroelectric Power Station is a scenic half hour drive south from the small city of Cobleskill, New York, in Schoharie County. The area is absolutely beautiful, and the power station and visitor’s center are well nestled in the rural setting. The visitor’s center is in a remodeled 19th century dairy barn (red!) on […]

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Aboard the U.S.S. Slater in Albany, NY

Aboard the U.S.S. Slater in Albany, NY

The U.S.S. Slater is a Destroyer-Escort ship that served during World War II. It is the only Destroyer-Escort ship still afloat on display, sitting along the banks of the Hudson River in downtown Albany, NY. We took a tour of the ship, what an adventure!

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Great Places: Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY

Great Places: Howe Caverns, Cobleskill, NY

Howe Caverns is the second-most popular natural site tourist attraction in New York State (Niagara Falls is the first). Howe Caverns, in the area of Cobleskill, NY, is named after Lester Howe, who discovered the cavern in 1842, and capitalized on its attraction. Walking the fields everyday, Howe noticed that a small herd of cows […]

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Great Places: Schuyler Mansion in Albany, NY

Great Places: Schuyler Mansion in Albany, NY

In 2004, before I started my travel blogging, we visited the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, NY. The Schuyler Mansion is a historic house, right in the heart of Albany, NY, and was once the home of General Philip Schuyler. You don’t hear too much about Philip Schuyler in American history, but he was a very […]

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