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Bennington, Vermont

Lincoln Square

The Vermont square that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
Carmel Hamlet, New York

New York's Chuang Yen Monastery

The largest Buddha statue in the Western Hemisphere is just 50 miles north of NYC.
Oneida, New York

Oneida Community Mansion House

The shared home of a utopian commune that practiced "free love" a century before the hippies.
Millbrook, New York

Innisfree Garden

This once-private estate is now a dreamy, meditative garden that's open to the public.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Holy Land USA

A religious-themed amusement park.
Greenfield Center, New York

Lester Park

Fossilized sea bottom and lime quarry.
Saratoga Springs, New York

Orenda Spring Tufa

A beautiful multicolored mound formed by the mineral deposits of the Orenda Spring.
Albany, New York

The First Shaker Village

The first American home of the isolated, egalitarian religion has a trove of Shaker architecture and artifacts.
Schenectady, New York

Vedder Family Cemetery

The small burial plot is located in a mall parking lot.
Rochester, New York

Mount Hope Cemetery

An antique cemetery in New York, this land is home to any number of famed corpses.
Rochester, New York

Grave of George Washington's Drummer Boy

Alexander Milliner, a favorite of General Washington, is interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery along with 80 other Revolutionary War veterans.
Rochester, New York

Susan B. Anthony's Grave

The gravestone of the suffragist leader attracted extra visitors during the 2016 election.
Albany, New York

The Mummy Ankhefenmut

A CT scan revealed the identity of this 3,000-year-old mummy that everyone erroneously thought was female.
Peekskill, New York

Radio Guy Antiques

Astonishing collection of helmets, scientific instruments, and medical models.
Stony Point, New York

Old Letchworth Village Cemetery

Hundreds of numbered stakes hidden in the woods mark the graves of the lost souls of a nearby asylum.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Stillwater, New York

Boot Monument

A monument to the military service of America's greatest traitor refuses to even name him.
Goshen, Massachusetts

Three Sisters Sanctuary

A whimsical garden filled with fantastical environmental folk art.
Hillsdale, New York

Circle Museum

Eight whimsical acres of metal art.
Chatham, New York

Taconic Sculpture Park

Three acres of mythology-inspired sculptures visible from the highway.
Graniteville, Vermont

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Tour the world's largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry, where you can view the plant where gravestones are made and roll a ball down the outdoor granite bowling alley.
Craftsbury, Vermont

Witch Windows

According to the folklore, Vermont's slanted windows were installed to keep witches from flying into the house.
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.