Auburn NY hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Auburn New York United States of America. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of New York State. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of New York State.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Auburn New York hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Grand Hyatt Macau, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
State Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in New York State
The Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains; Finger Lakes National Forest; Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary; Allegany State Park near Salamanca, with black bears, beavers and more, often revealed in the evening by spotlights around Red House Lake; the wild Adirondack Park, inhabited by black bears and increasing numbers of moose and with its famous Great Camps, wilderness lodges of the wealthy; Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area; Great Swamp Conservancy; Catskill Park with its forest inhabited by bears, bobcats and other animals as well as, perhaps, the Catskill gnomes; Robert Moses State Park in the Thousand Islands area; Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca; Labrador Hollow Unique Area; Nelson Swamp Unique Area; Sterling Forest State Park; Watkins Glen State Park, on Seneca Lake, with its cliffs and eighteen waterfalls; Letchworth State Park with its waterfalls and the Genesee River Gorge; Sam's Point Preserve, a National Natural Landmark and the habitat of bears and other wildlife; Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the USA; and Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of New York State.
Legends, Folklore, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths and Monsters in New York State
The Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); 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); the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; 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 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); the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; and the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; 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 Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; and the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the 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); events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); 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; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; 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; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); and 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, are more weird folklore associated with New York State.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Detroit, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Sitka, Seattle, Chicago, Skagway, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Anchorage, San Diego, New York, Savannah, Sacramento, New Orleans, Honolulu, Juneau, Dallas, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Corpus Christi, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St Louis, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Boston and Phoenix are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the wild west town of Tombstone.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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