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“Take it all in....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seamon Park

Seamon Park
Ranked #7 of 26 things to do in Saugerties
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Saugerties, New York
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43 reviews
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“Take it all in....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Right now, Seamon's Park is decorated for the Christmas season. So, to get the full experience, visit the park at night. When visiting during the day, take your time to walk through all areas of the park, especially at the very top - where you can find out of the way sitting areas - or benches giving way to the expansive views of the Catskill mountains. Obviously, if you can, time it for a sunset....you won't be disappointed!! In the Fall, not only will you be treated by the foiliage on the mountains and surrounding area, but the planting of hundreds of mums is spectacular. This all being said, there really isn't a bad time to visit Seamon's Park!

Visited September 2013
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“A Often Overlooked Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I grew up in Saugerties and moved away but I recently took the time to go back and enjoy this park. First let me give you a little history of the park. In 1907, John Seamon purchased the property and deeded it to the Village on August 7, 1909, “for use as a park, a breathing place, open and free at all times to every person.”

On the north side of the parcel next to the creek one can see the remains of replica pre-Revolutionary War grist mill that was built in 1971 but unfortunately it is no longer standing. The site was once home to the Martin Terwiller grist mill on the Sawyer Kill. Sawyers happens to be the name of the Saugerties High School sports team and when I graduated from High School the grist mill was on the cover of the year book. In 1922 Henrietta Seamon established a Memorial Fund which has been used ever since to maintain the park through the Village of Saugerties and a Park Board. There is a picnic area with fireplaces built in 1929 by the Camp Fire Girls. In the picnic area there are tables and some playground equipment for the kids to enjoy. It should be noted that the park is on a hill.

The park is popular for wedding pictures and is especially beautiful in early October when the park hosts the annual Mum Festival, started in 1965 by the Rotary Club. The Mum Festival features a large display of chrysanthemums as well as interesting art displays, musical entertainment and of course food. This is also the time when the High School has its home coming football game which is named the Mum Bowl and a Mum queen and court are selected. In December the park is illuminated with a beautiful display of Christmas lights.

The park is a beautiful often overlooked gem in the area and there is no admission fee. My most recent visit was October after the Mum Festival but the place was still absolutely beautiful and worth the time to wander around and enjoy the flowers and beautiful day.

Visited October 2013
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