I went to hike in Connetquot River State Park on Long Island, which turned into a 2 hour walk through the thin woods, where I encountered blueberries and mushrooms growing in the wild. We lost one of the group members to blueberry eating. The walk started at an old mansion, through the woods, to a fish hatchery, where trout is grown to be released into local ponds and lakes. Continue reading “Hiking: From The Woods To The Fish Hatchery”
Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Center Port, Long Island is a magnificent mansion, where once a wealthy family of the Gold Coast resided, and now a space museum.
When you walk the grounds it is still 1800s… Continue reading “Back In Time: Vanderbilt Mansion and Museum”
Planting Fields is a glorious Gold Coast estate that was transformed into an arboretum after being purchased by William Robertson Coe. Continue reading “Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park”
Have you always been an admirer of ancient castles and wanted to visit one? Castle Gould located in Sands Point Preserve was built in 1904 and is a 100,000 square foot replica of Kilkenny Castle in Ireland. Prepare to spend some time here, for there is much to see, aside from the castle. Continue reading “Sands Point Preserve”