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Central New York Is Alive

Central New York Broome County , Chenango County , Herkimer County , Madison County , Montgomery County , Oneida County , Otsego County , Schoharie County | Arts & Culture , Outdoors , Sights & Attractions , Tourism

  Feb. 28, 2017, 2:47 a.m. | By: Lyne Carolynah

Central New York (formerly the Central-Leatherstocking Region) is a tourism region in New York State defined by the New York State Division of Tourism (I Love NY). It includes elements of the surrounding regions, forming a microcosm of the state as a whole, with hills and rivers, cities and farms, and places of hard work and recreation.

The eight-county area is known for its fresh produce and homemade goods from numerous family-run farms and farm stands, an abundance of B&Bs, country houses and inns offering overnight accommodations and culinary experiences, live musical and theatrical performances at various venues, year-round festivals, museums and exhibits exploring cultural heritage and ancestry, and trailblazing opportunities throughout its many forests and lakeside areas.

With its numerous museums, zoos, parks, and forested areas, wider roads all this on a backdrop of the twin towers and world class bridges, this is definitely a place anyone can find relaxation. The night scenery is awesome from the glow of beaming lights and plenty of night sports adds charm to an adventurous tourist. All your accommodation needs are fully met whether it is for you, the two of you or even your whole family. You will not miss the most spectacular attractions in this region if you visit any of this counties: Broome County Chenango County Montgomery County Otsego County Oneida County Herkimer County Madison County Schoharie County Central New York is a metropolitan region that has an attraction that runs all throughout the year. During winter (December to February) you can attend the winter fest, the fall festival takes place from September to November, The New York state fair takes place in the months August to September, and you will not want to miss the summer sun from may to late July. All these events are well attended with lots of fun and activities. What to Do On Your Visit Central New York is a place full of fun and thrilling activities. A lot of things any new visitor needs to discover are all here Parasailing Sail on chute hundreds of feet off the ground as you take notice of Lake George from a bird's eye view. Horseback Ride Take a ride along the Long Island and look at the Grand Canyon pass you by Hot Hair Balloon Hover above the Letchworth State Park on a hot air balloon and the thrill of watching scenes from above.

Winery Trail Hikes Take a sip in one of the state-run beverage trails on your way Sights and Attractions National Basketball Hall of Fame Museum Visit the world famous basketball heroes over time through exhibits, memoirs and pinned cover stories. Has a gallery in place to honor greatest players. Fenimore Art Museum get the true feeling of 1845 village life at this museum decorated in a rich collection of Americana and Indian Art. Cooperstown Beverage Trail You will not central New York without having a taste of your favorite beverage at the Cooperstown trail. The trail has six established breweries.

Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau

49 Court Street, 2nd Floor P.O. Box 995 Binghamton, NY 13902-0995 (607) 772-8860 www.visitbinghamton.org

Commerce Chenango

15 Broad Street Norwich, NY 13815 (607) 334-1429 www.chenangony.org [email protected]

Destination Marketing Corp. for Otsego County

Jordan Cottage 20 Chestnut Street Cooperstown, NY  13326 (607) 322-4046 www.thisiscooperstown.com [email protected]

Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce

28 West Main Street PO Box 129 Mohawk, NY 13407 (315) 866-7820 www.herkimercountychamber.com

Madison County Tourism, Inc.

State Route 20 Morrisville, NY 13408 (800) 684-7320 www.madisontourism.com [email protected]

Montgomery County Tourism

9 Park Street PO Box 1500 Fonda, NY 12068 (800) 743-7337 www.visitmontgomerycountyny.com [email protected]

Oneida County Tourism

NYS Thruway, Exit 31 PO Box 551 Utica, NY 13503 (888) 999-6560 www.oneidacountycvb.com

Schoharie County Tourism

143 Caverns Road Howes Cave, NY 12092 (800) 41-VISIT www.upstatevacations.com [email protected]



Check out the New York State Tourism Directory


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