RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Saugerties, New York

I had read an internet article a year ago, about the coolest small towns in the USA. I circled the cities in our road Atlas. One of those cities is Saugerties, NY. I don't have the article, so I didn't remember what else was said about the cool small towns. Saugerties was  about 4o minutes away, so Joe and I took a drive to the small town. On our way we went through Marbletown, NY. We have been through this town when we went on our Catskill Mountain drive. This stone home is in Marbletown, as well as many other stone old homes. Marbletown was settled in 1669 and was once the capitol of New York.

There are a lot of stone fences as you go through the town also.

In Saugerties, NY,we really enjoy the old homes that are all over out east.

We have old homes in Iowa also, but just not as many.

Joe had an address of a Historic home. We put it in our GPS, and found it on Main St.

Another beautiful old stone home.

The front yard was beautiful also with all it's trees, but it made it hard to get a good picture.

We started walking toward the downtown.

We kept noticing these stands with homes on them.

Another neat old home with a home on a stand in front of it.

This is the corner of Main street and another very  busy street.

We walked around the downtown, and Mallery was starting to pant from getting hot and from anxiety from all the noise and action around us. I had to carry  her while we walked around the downtown. I should have brought her stroller. I saw a lady looking at one of these homes on the stands. I asked her if she knew what they were all about. She told us that the town has an old lighthouse on the Hudson River, which runs through their town. It is an art form celebrating the old lighthouse. I didn't even notice the lighthouse on the homes. Dud!

The town is kind of a quirky and eclectic.

The lady told us how to find the lighthouse, and that dogs were allowed on the trail to it. She also told us that sometimes you can not get to it, if the tide is too high. 

The art lighthouses have a front and back side, with different looks.

After walking around a bit downtown, we returned to the car, and drove to where the lighthouse was. We checked the tide chart. The tide was just starting to come in, so we took the chance and started walking. The trail is 1/2 mile to the lighthouse.

The entrance of the trail

Mallery walked where there was shade.

Some of the trail had boardwalk.

View of the Hudson River.

The last path of the trail had tall grass along the trail. Joe was carrying Mallery for me in this picture.

The lighthouse is now a Bed and Breakfast. You can have tours inside the lighthouse by appointment only, and on Saturdays and Sundays.

Behind the lighthouse is a dock with a deck over the water.

A good place to have a picnic.

View of the Catskills in the distance.

View of the lighthouse from the deck in the back of the house. The lighthouse was first lit in 1869, and automated in 1954. The lighthouse was vacant for decades and fell into disrepair. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The navigational beacon was restored in 1990. The lighthouse is owned and maintained by a nonprofit organization.
On our way back on the trail to get back to our car, we met four Bed and Breakfast guest pulling their suitcase behind them.

As we left the town, I took a few more pictures of the many old homes.

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