Since it was almost Halloween there was a scare crow festival at the mansion. The scarecrows had been designed by local high school students and they were really amazing.
Its so amazing that there is a special place like this, one full of beauty and history, that people can share with their dogs. Sadly, many parks and estates don't allow dogs on the grounds, perhaps because of irresponsible owners or mistaken beliefs that owners will be irresponsible. I was quite relieved that while at Lyndhurst I did not see one speck of dog poo, an unfortunately constant site in my neighborhood park. Hopefully, if owners keep things beautiful we will have more places like this to enjoy with our dogs.