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Category: Great Places

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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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Frenchman's Island of Oneida Lake

Frenchman’s Island of Oneida Lake

Frenchman’s Island is a little island in Oneida Lake. It was settled sometime in the late 1700s by a mysterious Frenchman and his wife, who had been seeking refuge in New York’s wilderness from some untold persecution. Is the story legend, or fact? Certainly, it’s historical.

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Great Places: The Nicholas Herkimer Home

Great Places: The Nicholas Herkimer Home

It’s been years since we were out to Little Falls, NY, to see the lovely Nicholas Herkimer Historic site. This was the place where I first caught the travel-history bug: my classmates and I went on a field trip here in 7th grade. It was a spectacular visit. I’ve taken the kids here twice since, […]

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Beaver Lake Nature Center

Beaver Lake Nature Center

Here’s a great nature place to visit! This is a wonderfully wooded and wild place to go. It has a network of trails, all geared for exploring nature. We saw lots of wildlife and enjoyed our forest trail walk.

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