I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I did not know so many historical things happened in Hyde Park.

Vanderbilt Mansion

For the first time last week I went and walked the grounds here and this is for sure going to be my walking spot for the spring.

It was absolutely beautiful and so peaceful.

I did a little more research and according to Wikipedia, the Vanderbilt Mansion is one of the oldest estates in the Hudson Valley.

At one time the property housed over 2,000 vintage rose bushes, and the mansion had electrical lighting before the neighboring areas.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site

Just a short distance away is the Springwood Estate which was once home to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

If you are looking for something fun to do, you can take a tour of the property and see the museum and the famous library, FDR's library is known as the first Presidential Library

Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor are also buried on the grounds.

Wikipedia points out that the estate is maintained by the National Park Service and Roosevelt donated this to the public under the condition that his family has lifetime use to the estate.

Don Gehring

Drop a comment below if you know anymore cool facts about Hyde Park.

Here at the Wolf, we are so excited that more towns throughout the Hudson Valley will be able to enjoy country music with us. Hyde Park can now hear country music on 97.7 FM.