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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Reading Massachusetts hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore, Myths and Monsters in Massachusetts

    The Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); and the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.

    The spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; and the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.

    National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Massachusetts

    Douglas State Forest; Chester-Blandford State Forest; Cutler Park; Bradley Palmer State Park; Robinson State Park; Granville State Forest; Ames Nowell State Park; Pearl Hill State Park; Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge; Brimfield State Forest; Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge; Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Tom State Reservation; Manuel F Correllus State Forest on Martha's Vineyard; D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest; Clarksburg State Park; Mount Holyoke Range State Park; Freetown-Fall River State Forest, site of Profile Rock; Harold Parker State Forest; Mohawk Trail State Forest; Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge; Erving State Forest; Blue Hills Reservation; Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary; J A Skinner State Park; Cape Cod National Seashore; Sandisfield State Forest where black bears may be seen; Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; Pilgrim Memorial State Park; Beartown State Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears; Tolland State Forest; Nickerson State Park; Clarksburg State Forest; and Pittsfield State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Massachusetts.


    The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Juneau, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Skagway, Indianapolis, Seattle, Detroit, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Atlantic City, Savannah, Albuquerque, San Diego, Kansas City, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, St Louis and Anchorage 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 Everglades, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Yosemite National Park and the California coastline.

    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. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.

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