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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Tannersville New York hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) 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
Eastern bluebirds, red-winged blackbirds, hooded mergansers, rufous sided towhees, snowy egrets, common nighthawks, black capped chickadees, brown thrashers, little brown bats, Eastern cottontail rabbits, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, blue-winged warblers, canvasbacks, painted turtles, milk snakes, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, black vultures, harbor seals, great blue herons, pilot whales, woodchucks, porcupines, muskrats, leatherback turtles, bald eagles, opossums, pileated woodpeckers, coyotes, brown garter snakes, bobwhite quails, beavers, bobcats, minks, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, fishers, gray foxes, big brown bats, bottle-nosed dolphins, black bears, red-breasted mergansers, black racer snakes, ruby-throated hummingbirds, northern shovelers, porpoises, Eastern gray squirrels, American goldfinches, great horned owls, snowy owls, weasels, belted kingfishers, box turtles, widgeons, screech owls, black-crowned night herons, diamondback terrapins, peregrine falcons, great egrets, White-tailed deer, otters, woodcocks, scarlet tanagers, oldsquaws, common goldeneyes, Baltimore orioles, wild turkeys, red foxes, ruffed grouse, fiddler crabs, raccoons, cardinals, Eastern chipmunks, sea turtles, bobolinks, spotted turtles, spotted salamanders, horseshoe crabs, ospreys, turkey vultures, spring peepers, common egrets, piping plovers, pintails, whip-poor-wills, common loons, snapping turtles, water snakes, white-winged scoters, smooth green snakes and snowshoe hares are among the wild animals of New York State.
Ghosts, Legends, Folklore, Myths, Monsters and Scary Stories 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 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 incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; the witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; 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 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.
Alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; 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 Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; 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 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York 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 giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; 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 Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; 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 ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; and the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors, are more weird folklore associated with New York State.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of St Louis, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Seattle, Phoenix, Savannah, Fairbanks, Boston, Atlantic City, New York, Anchorage, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Juneau, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Skagway, San Diego, Chicago, Corpus Christi, Kansas City, Detroit, Washington DC, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Francisco, Albuquerque and Dallas you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, the Disney resorts, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and Yellowstone National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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