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Merry-Go-Round Pavilion at Bear Mountain State Park
Among the many wonderful activities and attractions available in Bear Mountain State Park is the Bear Mountain Merry-Go-Round Pavilion. The Merry-Go-Round Pavilion provides a special attraction for children of all ages. Children love riding the carousel while adults marvel at this unique attraction.
Bear Mountain State Park is located on the west side of the Hudson River in both Orange and Rockland counties in New York State. The 5,067-acre (20.51 km2) Bear Mountain State Park, flagship of the Palisades Interstate Park System, is renowned for its natural beauty and rugged mountains and is just 50 miles north of midtown New York City (via Palisades Interstate Pkwy North), in the historic and beautiful Hudson River Valley.
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Photo opportunities abound at
Bear Mountain State Park located in the Bear Mountain Region of New York State. Bear Mountain offers the photographer stunning scenery and landscapes throughout the year. The photographic artist has opportunities to build their own portfolio of artistic impressions at one of many scenic spots just waiting to be photgraphed.
"Due to years of unregulated trapping, the Beaver virtually disappeared from the United States. Reintroduced into this region in 1920 when 3 pairs were released in the park. Now very common.The beaver is the largest of North American rodents, weighing as much as 70 lbs. In addition to its large chisel-like teeth, it has webbed hind feet for swimming. The flat tail is also used for swimming, a rudder, and to slap the water surface when alarmed. Usually 4-5 kits are born well-furred with eyes open, in late spring or summer. Able to swim almost immediately. Feeds to a large extent on the bark of aspen, willow, birch, and maple. Aquatic plants are also part of its diet."
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American Revolution - Stony Point Battlefield "State Historic Site"
Battles of the American Revolution
Battle of Stony Point
Date: July 16th, 1779
Between: British against the American Continental Army
Location: 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point, NY 10980, Rockland County
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"The location of the American Light Infantry's midnight assault against a British garrison in 1779, and the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River, built in 1826."
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The Suffern Railroad Museum is located at Erie Plaza - Commuter Parking Lot A (off Orange Ave.), Suffern, NY 10901 in Rockland County.
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"The Suffern Railroad Museum was organized in 1998 as a way to showcase the rich history Suffern had forged with the Erie Railroad. Housed in the former Wells Fargo Express Building the Museum has become a depository for documents and objects that relate to the railroad and Hudson Valley.
"The NY and Erie Railroad operated the first train into Suffern in 1841. The train line went between Piermont on the Hudson River to Dunkirk on Lake Erie. It was completed in 1851 and at that time it was the longest railroad in the U.S. at 483 miles." Source: Suffern Train Museum.