Bannerman’s Island on Hudson River is only accessible by boat. You’ll have to walk the island, but the tranquility is worth it. Autumn is a lovely season to visit this place. The castle has become a symbol of the island, but I prefer the plants and vegetation that belong to the natural world.
My first visit to the Dutches County balloon Festival
Niagara Falls is charming and majestic in the winter. It’s less crowded, and there is the Winter Festival of Lights to enjoy. I took the Amtrak and avoided flying and driving. Watching the changing scenery through the window is one of my favorite things.