I have driven past Olana a dozen or so times. I last went up to Olana as a young child. I had read about it on Facebook, and knew it was free to wander the grounds from October 15th through May 15th. Driving by it I decided to go for a little stroll.
It is a truly delightful experience from the drive up on the twisty one-lane entrance and exit roads, and remarkable views all the way up. The road is paved, but is bumpy asphalt, so you will want to ease your way on up it.
Walking down the great lawn to south of Olana, looking at the views from the west of the Olana. A mountain.
A small farm and orchard in the distance between NY 23 and US 9.
A person walks along the mid-parameter path.
Olana Tower from the mid-parameter path.
The Hudson River looking North.
The Athens Natural Gas Power Plant.
The Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
Walking along a clearing along the path.
The Catskill Mountains in the distance, with the Hudson River in the foreground.
On a section of Olana overlooking Hudson they are clearing out the area to provide better views of the surrounding trails.
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