Touring the Maine coast on a train - I was astonished to recognize a section of coastal parkland that reminded me of Andrew Jackson Downing.

Surprise! Turns out, it was his design for a park in the city of Portland, ME. If you lived in Beacon, NY at the Telephone Building you could pop over to Newburgh to see beautiful Downing Park or train into NYC for a relaxing day in Central Park for more Downing landscape designs.

Downing called the Hudson River Valley home. Lucky us.