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The Hudson River School and The Hudson Valley – Cradle of American Art

From the earliest European explorers to the modern day, the natural splendor of the Hudson Valley has been a source of excitement and inspiration. Dutch settlers plying the wide lower bay of the Hudson River in 1614 were caught in thrall of the sheer sparkling beauty of the land, and the bounty of life flying […]

Culture and the Outdoors from Our Backyard? Indeed!

Today I’m sharing a not-so-well-kept secret. Everyone here at Mount Merino Manor loves the outdoors at Olana, the Persian style Victorian home of Hudson River School founder Frederick Edwin Church. The house sits on 250 acres, of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Hudson Valley, a real gem: there’s a lake, stately trees and […]

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