Olana State Historic Site
5720 NY-9G, Hudson, NY 12534, USA
OlanaArt and nature lovers will be at home in this living museum, once the fanciful estate of Frederic Edwin Church, a leading pioneer of the 19th-century Hudson River School of art. Its 250 acres features a grand Persian-style mansion filled with his original sketches, paintings, and studies coupled with a diverse decorative arts collection from his travels around the world. Imagine being in one of Church's canvasses by hiking on its five miles of trails offering striking views of the Hudson River, Catskill and Taconic mountain ranges.