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Hiking The Palisades

By RICH GRANT Just a dozen miles north of New York City, on the western side of the Hudson River, there is a three-mile hike that for wild, scenic beauty and geologic wonder rivals any national park in the country. Most visitors to New York would be amazed that within sight of the city’s skyscrapers and the Empire State Building,

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America’s First Christmas

By RICH GRANT     It is forever Christmas at McKonkey’s Ferry Inn. The dining room in this lovely tavern, located on the banks of the Delaware River, 42 miles upstream from Philadelphia, is always decorated as it would have been on Christmas night, 1776, when George Washington had dinner here. As Washington dined, 2,400 of his men assembled outside along the

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