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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Allegany New York hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau and the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State

    Bottle-nosed dolphins, black-crowned night herons, Eastern cottontail rabbits, little brown bats, raccoons, screech owls, Eastern chipmunks, coyotes, bobolinks, minks, weasels, porpoises, White-tailed deer, painted turtles, American goldfinches, brown thrashers, snowshoe hares, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, great egrets, cardinals, bald eagles, horseshoe crabs, common loons, black racer snakes, scarlet tanagers, big brown bats, fiddler crabs, sea turtles, harbor seals, smooth green snakes, black capped chickadees, hooded mergansers, white-winged scoters, pileated woodpeckers, spotted turtles, brown garter snakes, whip-poor-wills, pintails, peregrine falcons, spotted salamanders, bobwhite quails, canvasbacks, gray foxes, belted kingfishers, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, common egrets, black bears, great blue herons, bobcats, blue-winged warblers, beavers, ruffed grouse, ruby-throated hummingbirds, pilot whales, northern shovelers, rufous sided towhees, Eastern gray squirrels, common nighthawks, leatherback turtles, piping plovers, fishers, turkey vultures, woodchucks, opossums, red-winged blackbirds, muskrats, water snakes, snapping turtles, snowy owls, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, woodcocks, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, box turtles, otters, milk snakes, black vultures, red foxes, snowy egrets, porcupines, ospreys, spring peepers, wild turkeys, oldsquaws, great horned owls, diamondback terrapins, red-breasted mergansers, Eastern bluebirds, widgeons, Baltimore orioles and common goldeneyes are among the wild animals of New York State.

    Myths, Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends and Ghosts in New York State

    The celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); and the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    The metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); and the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.

    The Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; and the ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon, are more weird folklore associated with New York State.


    Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, San Diego, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Houston, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, Los Angeles, Dallas, Sacramento, Boston, New York, Skagway, Santa Fe, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Seattle, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Atlanta, Kansas City, Honolulu, Savannah, Phoenix, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Miami, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, St Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Mount Rushmore, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Route 66, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Visit again, if not to travel then for another useful travel tip.

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