Cassadaga NY hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Cassadaga New York USA. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of New York State. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of New York State. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Cassadaga New York hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore and Legends in New York State
The giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; 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); 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; and the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); 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 witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; 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 ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; and the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
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 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 Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; 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 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 skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); and alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets, are more weird folklore associated with New York State.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State
Eastern cottontail rabbits, great horned owls, oldsquaws, common egrets, spotted turtles, woodcocks, common goldeneyes, otters, milk snakes, gray foxes, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, spring peepers, harbor seals, cardinals, box turtles, common loons, Eastern gray squirrels, coyotes, widgeons, black racer snakes, porcupines, smooth green snakes, bottle-nosed dolphins, opossums, red-winged blackbirds, snowshoe hares, rufous sided towhees, bobcats, whip-poor-wills, Eastern chipmunks, black capped chickadees, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, fishers, white-winged scoters, weasels, little brown bats, screech owls, porpoises, ospreys, brown garter snakes, black bears, sea turtles, White-tailed deer, pintails, great egrets, hooded mergansers, ruby-throated hummingbirds, wild turkeys, turkey vultures, painted turtles, big brown bats, snowy egrets, American goldfinches, Eastern bluebirds, blue-winged warblers, fiddler crabs, scarlet tanagers, bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers, muskrats, belted kingfishers, great blue herons, bobolinks, water snakes, snapping turtles, raccoons, spotted salamanders, bobwhite quails, beavers, peregrine falcons, woodchucks, diamondback terrapins, minks, ruffed grouse, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, leatherback turtles, pilot whales, canvasbacks, black-crowned night herons, horseshoe crabs, northern shovelers, black vultures, snowy owls, piping plovers, brown thrashers, Baltimore orioles, common nighthawks, red-breasted mergansers and red foxes are among the wild animals of New York State.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Anchorage, Miami, New Orleans, Juneau, Savannah, Kansas City, St Louis, Skagway, Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fairbanks, Boston, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Salt Lake City, New York, Atlantic City, Santa Fe, Las Vegas and Atlanta. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the California coastline, rodeos, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and the Adirondacks are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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