Hyde Hall

“Maple Lane”–Hyde Hall’s Original Entrance Drive

 Hyde Hall Drive, Maple Lane
Hyde Hall Drive, Maple Lane

“Maple Lane” Hyde Hall’s Original Entrance Drive

Glimmerglass State Park, East Springfield, New York

This drive, or “Maple Lane,”, was part of the original mile-long entrance to Hyde Hall as planned by George Clarke (1768-1835). The drive would have provided the traveler with a diversity of visual stimuli as it wound through Clarke’s estate.  Views of open fields, stream crossings, densely wooded areas, and a glimpse of Clarke’s formal garden would all have been seen by the visitor before arriving at the limestone country home. 

2012 Photograph by Michael Reynolds

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