One can imagine how the River Landing here was the hub of river travel in the 1700s and early 1800s. Then, in 1851, the Hudson River Railroad was complete. While the track separated Clermont from the shore, having trains no way lessens the prominence of this location as a destination along the river.
This cache has been placed as part of the New York State Taconic Region Geocache Challenge. There are 76 caches hidden within 16 state parks and historic sites in the Taconic Region. Geocachers finding 45 or more will be eligible to receive a 2018 Mills Norrie State Park commemorative and trackable geocoin. If you are interested in taking the challenge, you can pick up a geocaching passport at any of the participating parks and sites or download it at www.parks.ny.gov .
Clermont SHS charges a $5 vehicle entrance fee. This fee is collected 4/1-10/31 weekends and holidays, from 11am – 4pm. House tours are available (but not required as part of the geocaching challenge) for $7 adult, $6 seniors / students over 12.