There are 3 main districts in...
There are 3 main districts in Kingston. As you enter the city from 87/NY State Thruway, the first district is Uptown/Stockade District which has the largest concentration of historical monuments/buildings. This is a very pleasant area to stroll around and check out the pre-1800 houses. The Midtown district appears to be the poorest area with not as many sights but still some beautiful homes. The Rondout district is farthest east, next to the Hudson River. Loads of quaint buildings, museums, cafes and such. Free parking makes this area very attractive for strolling.
Maritime Museum located at 1...
Maritime Museum located at 1 Rondout Landing (Tele 845-338-0071). Only museum in New York devoted to preserving the maritime heritage of the Hudson River. A little boat ride takes you to the historic Rondout Lighthouse where the Rondout Creek and Hudson River meet. Very interesting museum.
Areas outside Kingston
"Northern Catskills from Ashokan northern dam"
View on an exceptionally clear day of the Ashokan Reservoir and Northern
The Mountains are from left to right:
Plateau, Sugarloaf, Indian Head, and Overlook
Plateau is 3800 feet high thereabouts and to the east of Hunter
This is a close-up of the same northern Catskill area with a
Nikon extender lens on a Nikon digital camera. These work
pretty well when made by the same make as the camera.
Pecoy Notch is in the saddle on the mountains to the right.
"Hudson with Catskills behind"
The Rondout Lighthouse is off in the distance
with many sailboats in the river.
on a late-summer day
Kingston is conveniently located and historical
Kingston is a small city that is close to mountains for skiing or hiking and only an hour and a half to NYC. It is the first capital of NY so it is a good trip for people interested in NY history. Arts and culture are rapidly growing in the area.
Every year the owner of the Headless Horseman Haunted Hayride, add new scarey items to there collection. This skeleton tower greets visitors as the enter the haunted trail. I know it doesn't look scarey during the day, but imagine this fellow at night with a backround of eerie sounds and screams.
At just about every stop you are sure to see limbs or headless corpses or even bodies being diembowled. Here's a devil cat with a foot.
I just added this cat cause he just looks silly the way he's sitting. I've never seen a cat sit like that.
Towards the middle of the ride the Headless Horseman rides along side and around the wagon to tease the little kiddies.
This is a small portion of the grave yard. Check out the huge orb, I noticed it when I got home.
The tour guide refers to this guy as one of the guardians. Patrick thought he was spooky.
This fellow was another new addition to children's day. He's actually an actor he performs and even poses with the little ones for pictures.
Yet another new feature this year. All around the place where this giant pumpkins. I bet they look cool all lit up at night.