Hudson River Valley
Mills Mansion and its grounds are part of Mills-Norrie State Park, a meet setting considering the estate's history as a fine place for active visitors. Until the early part of the 20th century, Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills used their Staatsburg residence primarily in the fall. The family and their guests enjoyed golf, tennis, horseback riding, yachting, ice skating, and ice boating on estate grounds. The 65-room mansion was the scene for numerous house parties, balls and dinners.
Today's visitors can also golf, fish and ride in the adjacent park. Hike and bike in warm weather, and in winter, take advantage of the trails for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. There's even a sledding hill on the grounds of the Mills estate.
The mansion, a New York State Historic Site, is a Beaux Arts masterpiece and is being restored to its turn-of-the-century splendor. Tours of the mansion are offered from mid April through October, with special programs and hours at Christmas. Be sure to call ahead for days and hours.
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Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication