Maspeth NY hotels. Reservations for hotels in Maspeth New York United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of New York State. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of New York State. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.
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State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests, National Parks and Refuges in New York State
Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary; Watkins Glen State Park, on Seneca Lake, with its cliffs and eighteen waterfalls; Labrador Hollow Unique Area; Nelson Swamp Unique Area; Sam's Point Preserve, a National Natural Landmark and the habitat of bears and other wildlife; Sterling Forest State Park; Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area; the Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains; the wild Adirondack Park, inhabited by black bears and increasing numbers of moose and with its famous Great Camps, wilderness lodges of the wealthy; Great Swamp Conservancy; Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Letchworth State Park with its waterfalls and the Genesee River Gorge; Finger Lakes National Forest; Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca; Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the USA; Robert Moses State Park in the Thousand Islands area; Allegany State Park near Salamanca, with black bears, beavers and more, often revealed in the evening by spotlights around Red House Lake; and Catskill Park with its forest inhabited by bears, bobcats and other animals as well as, perhaps, the Catskill gnomes, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of New York State.
Myths, Legends, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Folklore and Monsters in New York State
The witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); 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 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 pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; and Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); 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 giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; 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); and alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
The ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; 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 Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; 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 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; 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 welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. 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 Phoenix, San Francisco, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, San Diego, Honolulu, Albuquerque, Chicago, Dallas, Santa Fe, St Louis, Atlantic City, Juneau, Seattle, Houston, Washington DC, New Orleans, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Skagway, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Miami, Atlanta and Detroit. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Everglades, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, the wild west town of Tombstone, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, rodeos, the Adirondacks, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians, the Grand Canyon and Route 66 are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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