In Wading River, the Wading River beach is open to residents as public beach in the town of Riverhead with proof of residency you can obtain a parking sticker and park at the beach. There is a bathing area in front of the life guard stand with an area that is roped off and for bathing. However, if you park in the lot with the permit and then walk on the access road immediately to the east of the parking lot you can walk your dog down to the water and then keep walking it east along the beach as long as you don't go any farther up towards the dunes than the last high water line. This is New York State Law that residences(and their leashed pets) have access to the beach as long as you stay between the water and the high tide water line (which you can see with line line of debris along the beach such as rocks, seaweed and driftwood, etc.)
Also, a number of Suffolk County Parks, including Smith Point Park in Shirley allow pets in certain areas, especially if you are camping there.... more
There is property in and around Seguin and Guadalupe County which might be suitable for a Travel Trailer or a Cabin. Of course, any restrictions would have to be verified before a purchase was made.... more
The list of things to do is endless, but here is my top ten:
1. THE Mountain
As you drive through Portland or across one of our bridges over to Washington, look off to the east and you will see one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. A little over an hour away, Mt. Hood is a treasure to behold. Enjoy the historic Timberline Lodge, hike or ski or just gaze in awe at this natural wonder. Don’t forget our neighbor to the north Mt. Saint Helens.
2. The Beauty of Washington Park
Washington Park is one of the oldest, best-loved and well-used parks in Portland. I recommend a trip to the Rose Garden any time of the year. From the garden you have a tremendous view of the city and of “Top Pick #1”, Mt. Hood. If you run, walk or bike, there are miles of wooded trails to enjoy. The children will love the CM2, The Children’s Discovery Museum and the Zoo. At the Forestry Center, enjoy exhibits and information about our forests and the forestry industry. Stunning and serene he Japanese Garden is gorgeous year round.
3. Saturday Market
Portland Saturday Market is one of Portland’s top 10 attractions. Established in 1974, Portland Saturday Market is the largest outdoor arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United States. Enjoy music, ethnic foods and the colorful wares the vendors sell. Portland People watching at its best.
4. McMenamin’s Pubs
Each one of McMenamin’s Pubs is unique. They find fascinating old buildings, add their own special art and funky touches, put out a menu of “dungeon burgers and salmon sandwiches” and draw in the crowds. They have their own microbrews, fantastic entertainment and the friendliest wait staff in town. Try several of their pubs, which are all different and fun!
5. Downtown Portland
Whether you hang out at Pioneer Place, enjoy the sculptures along the streets or shop at our top-notch stores, you will enjoy a day in downtown Portland. Take the Max to save parking hassles, and then enjoy your day shopping and dining. Have some extra energy? Head down to the Riverplace and enjoy the bridges, boats, and boutiques. The Streetcar winds it way through downtown, the Pearl & Northwest. Check out the Portland Aerial Tram serving our newest neighborhood, the South Waterfront
6. The Pearl District
Just say the words, “It’s in the Pearl,” and people are motivated to go… whether it’s to look at the newest lofts being built, check out a new restaurant or attend First Thursday gallery openings. The Pearl is being revitalized and the effects are astounding in this chic urban playground.
7. The Rose Festival
The Portland Rose Festival, Oregon’s premier civic celebration, has been a Northwest tradition for 95 years. This unique festival bursts into bloom each spring to celebrate the City of Roses with events, excitement and entertainment for all ages. More than two million spectators enjoy the festival, which features 25 days of events and festivities, which celebrate the past, embrace the future and promote family fun, cultural diversity and civic pride. Welcome to Rosaria.
8. The Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. The mighty Columbia River provides visitors with spectacular views, locals with electricity and most importantly is home to a myriad of plant and animal life. This rich environment attracts thousands of sightseers, outdoor enthusiasts, and travelers each year. The winding road of the scenic highway will deliver you to Multnomah Falls while simultaneously captivating you along the way with breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge. Be sure to stop at the Vista House at Crown Point, as well as the many other rest stops and viewpoints along the way.
9. Our Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast, less than two hours away from Portland, is full of surprises. Whether it’s a brief storm followed by a glorious rainbow or a special find in one of the area antique shops, your visit to the coast will be memorable. Slow down; open you eyes and your heart. Dubbed the Peoples Coast for the miles of sandy beaches, you will be rewarded with a special experience.
10. Outdoor Festivals
Festivals abound in the Portland and all across Oregon and Southwest Washington. These fun events may provide you with specialty foods and drinks or the best jazz ever. You may be surprised at the variety. When you live in Portland, you can keep busy just going to festivals.... more
Ryan hit the nail on the head by talking about Philadelphia's central location in the Northeastern US. NYC and DC are each just short car rides away.
As you can see, there are many great day trips from the City of Brotherly Love. But if you're looking for some local day trips (within an hour or so), here are some good ones:
- King of Prussia Mall: KOP seems more like a small town than a mall. Between the actual mall and its surrounding options, it offers one of the US' premier shopping meccas. In fact, it's actually considered to be the "Largest Shopping Mall in the US" (based on retail space, according to Wikipedia). *Just 15 minutes west of Philadelphia's city limits*
- Lancaster, PA: Lancaster is more-or-less the "Amish Capital of the US." Quaint towns, handmade goods, great restaurants, and plenty of shopping are what make Lancaster a popular place to visit. *Just 60 minutes west of Philadelphia's city limits.*
- South Jersey Shore: Ocean City, Avalon, and Stone Harbor are just some of the more popular towns to visit. New Jersey has a lot of great beaches (and beach towns), but the string of barrier islands from Atlantic City to Cape May are what make this part of NJ special. *Just 60 minutes southeast of Philadelphia's city limits.*
There are lots of other great places to visit around Philadelphia, but too many to talk about here.
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Lots of good answers. I've taken day trips to Houston and Dallas to catch an afternoon Astros or Rangers game. Little more of a drive, definitely a good day for baseball fans.
With summer approaching, consider floating on the rivers down the road.
Gruene for some food (Gristmill) and music (Gruene Hall).... more
When a tree or other vegetation intrudes on another's property, the property owner has the right under NY state law to prune the intrusion back to the property line. The one doing the pruning has no right to enter the tree owner's property without permission.... more
After answering those questions, the next step is to Google or Bing for marinas in the area and start calling with your list of most important criteria.
Mark Sanner, Broker, PhD, GRI, CDPE, SFR
RE/MAX Realty Group, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Licenced in CT and MA... more
Depends on what area of town you are in.
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
I'd have to say 3 green spaces. Albert is right - Prospect Park and the Botanical Gardens for sure, but Greenwood Cemetary is a big green space as well. It's not a gloomy place, nor was it ever. Before there were parks, Victorian people picnicked in the cemetary and enjoyed the foliage and the statues. There are many notable people buried there. There are concerts held there and some great themed walking tours. I once went on a Halloween walking tour visiting the some of the more notorious long-term residents. Also notable is that the cemetary is the only part of Brooklyn that retains its original form - never leveled or artificial slopes put it. It's the way it was since the beginning of time.
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The quick answer is Yes they can assess. The longer question is are you responsible to pay them. Depending on when you purchased the home you may have already been bound by the covenants and/or special assessments. Many home purchasers do not fully understand what they have to pay for down the road, when they purchase a home. We are all excited at the closing table, and after the papers get shoved into a file, a drawer and eventually a storage box, we forget about the special assessment commitments. If you purchased the home recently, the money may have been escrowed at the title company or there may be other ways it could have been paid for. You should call the attorney who handled your closing and have him to do the legwork. Who knows, the HOA may be assessing something they do not have to.... more