Val-Kill consists of 180 acres. The only residence Eleanor Roosevelt personally owned, and was Eleanor's home after Franklin's death. It was saved through a public campaign and declared a Historic Site in 1977. It is now managed by the National Park Service, with partnerships with two private non-profit organizations who assist with fundraising, development and restoration projects.  My families home is not far from this site.

Val-Kill consists of 180 acres. The only residence Eleanor Roosevelt personally owned, and was Eleanor's home after Franklin's death. It was saved through a public campaign and declared a Historic Site in 1977. It is now managed by the National Park Service, with partnerships with two private non-profit organizations who assist with fundraising, development and restoration projects. My families home is not far from this site.

View from Oak Terrace to the Hudson. Oak Terrace was built in 1872 as the summer home of Valentine Hall, married to Mary Livingston Ludlow, descendant of one of America’s most prominent families, and Eleanor's grandmother.

View from Oak Terrace to the Hudson. Oak Terrace was built in 1872 as the summer home of Valentine Hall, married to Mary Livingston Ludlow, descendant of one of America’s most prominent families, and Eleanor's grandmother.

This bridge leads to the Val-Kill home. I loved walking through it because my mind would wander and I'd imagine the conversations I'd have with Eleanor Roosevelt.

This bridge leads to the Val-Kill home. I loved walking through it because my mind would wander and I'd imagine the conversations I'd have with Eleanor Roosevelt.

From 1852 through 1991 three generations of Suckleys occupied Wilderstein, amassing personal and ancestral effects that attest to the lively social history of the estate, its family and their relationship to the Hudson Valley.   The last resident of Wilderstein was Margaret (Daisy) Suckley. A cousin and confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,

From 1852 through 1991 three generations of Suckleys occupied Wilderstein, amassing personal and ancestral effects that attest to the lively social history of the estate, its family and their relationship to the Hudson Valley. The last resident of Wilderstein was Margaret (Daisy) Suckley. A cousin and confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air. 4 museum buildings display aircraft from the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Lindbergh/Barnstorming era.

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air. 4 museum buildings display aircraft from the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Lindbergh/Barnstorming era.

Awosting Falls in Minnewaska State Park Preserve  Kids: Learn Your Leaves  Sunday, September 30, 2012 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Awosting Falls in Minnewaska State Park Preserve Kids: Learn Your Leaves Sunday, September 30, 2012 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Nice trail to walk between the two homes of the Roosevelt's.

Nice trail to walk between the two homes of the Roosevelt's.

Eleanor Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, NY. This is the building that Eleanor lived in. The upstairs summer porch  is connected to her bedroom. She would sleep on the porch on summer evenings.

Eleanor Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, NY. This is the building that Eleanor lived in. The upstairs summer porch is connected to her bedroom. She would sleep on the porch on summer evenings.

Great day trip!  We spend the weekend in Copake, hike Bish Bash Falls and ride the rail trail.

Great day trip! We spend the weekend in Copake, hike Bish Bash Falls and ride the rail trail.

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