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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Abandoned town in the Lower Hudson Valley: Doodletown, NY

The NY Times has a nice feature on Doodletown, an abandoned small town on the west side of the Hudson River near the Bear Mountain Bridge. I've hiked through the town and its pretty cool, yet a little creepy for some reason too. Read more about Doodletown from Wikipedia.

From NYTimes: IT was early in 1965 when the last remaining residents left Doodletown, an isolated hamlet situated in a valley tucked into a rugged crescent of land that curves to the southeast from Bear Mountain to the Hudson River across from Peekskill. Their departure ended an effort over decades by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission to acquire the hamlet to expand ski slopes at Bear Mountain State Park, 45 miles north of New York City...

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