Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York: "The grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion and Estate include over 200 acres and numerous formal gardens including a rose garden and Italian Gardens"

Possibly one of my favorite places to spend time :) Vanderbilt Mansion Gardens, Hyde Park, NY

Springwood - home and Presidential library of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Hudson River Valley - excellent tour

Springwood Hyde Park NY - home and Presidential library of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Hudson River Valley - excellent tour

The Country Living Fair is coming to Rhinebeck, New York June 6 to 8, 2014. To celebrate, we've compiled the following must-do list of Hudson Valley haunts, all of them lying within an easy-to-navigate 50-mile stretch, from the Roosevelt mansion in Hyde Park to the inestimable Coxsackie Antique Center.

31 Reasons to Visit New York's Hudson Valley

Pack Horse Librarians in the hills of Eastern Kentucky.  (Photo courtsey of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York)

► During the depression, librarians carried books on horseback throughout the poor sections of Kentucky, bringing outside news and learning to the nooks and hollows. They were called "Pack Horse Librarians.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Family Portrait with Anna Eleanor (3 May 1906 – 1 December 1975) and James (23 December 1907 – 13 August 1991)

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt with Anna and baby James, formal portrait in Hyde Park, New York, 1908

Hyde Park, New York

Featured on the Food Network "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives": Eveready Diner in Hyde Park, New York in Dutchess County.

The beautiful Vanderbilt Mansion in winter. Located in the Hudson River Valley in Hyde Park, New York.

The beautiful Vanderbilt Mansion in winter. Located in the Hudson River Valley in Hyde Park,Upstate New York.

Portrait photo of Franklin D Roosevelt taken at 1944 Official Campaign Portrait session by Leon A. Perskie, Hyde Park, New York, August 21, 1944.

Portrait photo of Franklin D Roosevelt taken at 1944 Official Campaign Portrait session by Leon A. Perskie, Hyde Park, New York, August

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