Location: Greenport, N.Y.
19th-century Hudson River School landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church lived at Olana with his family. The 250-acre historic estate is so spacious, it accommodates five miles of carriage drives, most of which are now pedestrian-use only. Olana features a Persian-style mansion filled with Church's sketches, studies, and paintings, in addition to a varied collection of decorative art objects from around the world. The historic site now offers art exhibits, guided house tours, and walking tours. Guests are also welcomed to hike, run, and walk their dogs while taking in the pastoral landscape.