When we were in Summit, New Jersey I rode my Super Commuter (Red Ranger) over to the newly opened Trek bicycle shop in Summit located only a few blocks away from where we were staying.
While I was waiting on my bike to be serviced, I had a chance to talk to the store manager. Upon learning we traveled full-time, he told me we should check out the Hudson River Valley and mentioned checking out Olana State Historical Site overlooking the Hudson River, the home of Frederic Edwin Church, Hudson River School painter. We did.
We arrived on a Monday morning found the grounds were open, but the house and studio were closed. While we're sorry to have missed the inside of Mr. Church's home and the collection of art from all over the world, the grounds were well worth the trip.
Steven and Melanie