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  • Siobhan M
    New York City, NY3 contributions
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    We did a private charter on the speedboat and it was an awesome experience ! Our Captain (Al) was amazing and accommodating…the highlight was the tubing ! Will definitely be a yearly activity
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Mellisa S
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    It's very reasonably priced and I felt like I really got my moneys worth. Came with 3 other friends. Our bikes were all ready for us, fully charged. The service was excellent. We just took our helmets and were on our way! We did the Piermont trail, as it is more scenic, and really enjoyed! the views were stunning, with waterfalls along the way. When we got to the water, we took a bit of a break and just sat down and enjoyed each others company. I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to bike and get the exercise and yet when we had to go up a hill that didn't seem possible, I just pressed the electric knob and zoomed up!!!!!!!! All in all I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and would love to go back myself!
    Written 24 April 2023
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  • LFAN
    Nanuet, NY87 contributions
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    The Friends of the Nyacks (Nyack, NY; www.friendsofthenyacks.org) is a non-profit organization that, among other things, offers tours that focus on different areas of Nyack. I have taken several of these tours, which I found interesting and enjoyable. In May I took the Friends' walking tour of Oak Hill Cemetery. Spending time in a cemetery may not be most people's idea of a good time, but the Oak Hill Cemetery tour is a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

    The tour group met at the cemetery gates on Route 9W, directly across the street from Nyack Hospital (the location may be a little eerie for hospital patients with a window view of the cemetery).

    The tour was led by Luke Conroy, a former caretaker of the cemetery. The tour group's climb up the cemetery's winding paths was rewarded by a magnificent view of the Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

    A number of notable people are buried in the cemetery and a big draw for visiting it and taking the tour. These include the painter Edward Hopper (1882 to 1967) and his wife Josephine, his parents Garret and Elizabeth and sister Marion. Conroy noted that Hopper's birth date had been incorrectly engraved on the headstone as 1883 and although it had been corrected, time and weather had eroded the effort to fix the error.

    Also buried at Oak Hill are the First Lady of American Theatre Helen Hayes; her husband, playwright Charles MacArthur; her daughter Mary, who died of polio at the age of 19; and her son James, the actor who played "Danno" on the original Hawaii Five-O television series.

    Considering their stature in the arts, it was surprising to see how simple and unassuming the headstones of Hopper and Hayes are, particularly that of the latter.

    Other graves noted on the tour were that of Carson McCullers, author of The Member of the Wedding and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; screenwriter Ben Hecht (The Front Page, Scarface); and jazz saxophonist "Zoot" Sims.

    The tour, however, isn't just about the famous figures buried there. Also noted were the graves of confederate soldiers; a grave surrounded by a fence topped with ammunition; and a headstone engraved with the words, "School is Closed", as well as several headstones made of metal and family burial plots with a low border edge and no headstones.

    You could walk through the cemetery on your own but because it goes on for acres and acres, finding the graves of those noted could be challenging. Plus, by walking on your own, you'd miss all the great background information about the cemetery that Conroy has to offer.
    In June I took the tour of South Nyack. A high point of the tour was seeing the home of Carson McCullers, who, as mentioned above, is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Just as enjoyable as seeing McCullers' home was strolling the streets and looking at the many beautiful and interesting Victorian homes that grace South Nyack. While you can view these lovely homes on your own, as with the cemetery tour, you would miss the details and insights provided by the tour guide.

    Cost of a tour is five dollars.
    Written 12 July 2015
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