Olana, Frederic Church's home, is a wonderful Persian style residence situated atop a hill with commanding views of the Catskills and Hudson River. Church was a student of Thomas Cole and was also influential in the Hudson River School of painting. The tour of the home is filled with his art ,is beautifully preserved and his story is well told by the docents. The grounds are lovely with many trails to walk. If you have any interest in art, don't pass up the opportunity to stop and learn more about the man and his work.
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