Thornwood New York hotels NY USA (c) DJT 2002







Thornwood New York Hotels

Sights and Travel Advice / Hotels in Thornwood NY USA

Thornwood NY hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Thornwood New York USA. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. New York State national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. New York State myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.

  • Use this website to search for accommodation anywhere in the world   Thornwood New York USA Hotels.   Thornwood NY Hotels USA.
  • Today's Camelopard Tip www.camelopard.com



    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Thornwood New York hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in New York State

    The Finger Lakes; Lake George; Cooperstown, the birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper (author of the 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans, a great adventure story and absolutely modern in its anti-racist sentiments), as well as being the home of the Farmer's Museum (where you can see the Cardiff Giant) and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Niagara Falls, the honeymoon destination on the border with Canada; the George Eastman House and International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester; Thousand Islands on the Saint Lawrence River; the Darwin D Martin House Complex in Buffalo, a prairie house design by Frank LLoyd Wright; the state capital at Albany; the many attractions of New York city, including the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, the Statue of Liberty and the ancient Cleopatra's Needle; and beautiful Lake Placid, famous for its winter and summer sports, are among the attractions of New York State.

    Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Monsters and Ghosts in New York State

    The Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; 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 skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; 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 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; and the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    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 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 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; Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; and the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon), 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; 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; alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; 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 incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); 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 the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge, are more weird folklore associated with New York State.



    Home

    The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Houston, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Savannah, San Diego, Boston, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, Detroit, Skagway, Sacramento, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Washington DC, Phoenix, Juneau, Honolulu, Chicago, St Louis, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Seattle and Philadelphia you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys and the Everglades. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Good luck on your travels.

    Camelopard offers travel advice and suggestsions for accommodation, including hotels in Thornwood New York NY. Why not travel and stay in luxury?

    COPYRIGHT © 2002-2016 : No material on this site, including background or other images, may be copied by any means, without the author's permission.





    Look in Thorofare New Jersey           Search for hotels in Thorp Wisconsin            Thorton Gap Entrance Shenandoah Virginia            Thousand Oaks California           Hotels in Thousand Palms California           Hotels in Three Forks Montana           Destinations from Three Lakes Wisconsin           Destinations from Three Rivers Area Texas           Find hotels in Three Rivers California           Find hotels in Three Rivers Texas           Accommodation in Three Rivers Michigan           Find hotels in Throop Pennsylvania           Find hotels in Thurmond West Virginia           Destinations from Thurmont Maryland           Destinations from Tiburon California           Search for hotels in Ticaboo Utah           Search for hotels in Ticonderoga New York           Stay in Tie Siding Wyoming           Stay in Tierra Verde Florida           Hotels in Tiffin Ohio                      Towns including Bedford;
    Haunted hotels in New Orleans. www.spectre.co
    Go on an armchair African ghost hunting safari. www.vanhunks.com
    Real African safaris. www.congosafari.com
    Travel as a gentleman adventurer. Pall Mall Club
    Shanghai Trader Chinese travel recommendations. Shanghai Trader           Find hotels in Xinzhou,           Xuzhuangzi or           Yanmen, China.           Yicheng, China.
    J W Wells UK hotel suggestions. J W Wells           Find hotels in Coulsdon, UK.
    Queen Mab UK hotel suggestions. Queen Mab           Find hotels in Sherburn, UK.