New York's Heartland

Published: Jun 15, 2015

Discover New York's heartland! Scenic country roads lead to famous attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame and Howe Caverns as well as hidden gems-from Binghamton's six antique carousels to the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich.

National Baseball Hall of Fame

In Cooperstown the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates heroes and heritage. Nearby, experience 1845 village life at The Farmers' Museum and see whimsical folk art at the Fenimore Art Museum. The Glimmerglass Festival presents world-class opera and musical theater in a tranquil lakeside setting. Even a trolley ride down Main Street is a magical trip in this vintage American village.

Howe Caverns

Get a lift at Howe Caverns High Adventure Park and see amazing rock formations in the prehistoric cave. Other geological wonders include Secret Caverns, with a 100-foot underground waterfall. A winding trail leads to Chittenango Falls State Park's 167-foot waterfall. Beside Oneida Lake, also popular for fishing and boating, Sylvan Beach Amusement Park features thrilling rides and entertainment.

Erie Canal Village

Enjoy concerts, theater and great American art at the
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, and tour historic Saranac Brewery. From Erie Canal Cruises in Herkimer, to picturesque canalside bike paths, waterways offer cool options. Costumed guides recreate American history at the 1840s Erie Canal Village and Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome. The Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota honors world champions. Turning Stone Resort & Casino presents championship golf.

Don't miss special events like Binghamton's Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally in August, with a spectacular Night Glow balloon lift and tasty local foods! With over 2,000 dealers, the Madison Bouckville Antique Show runs along the Route 20 Scenic Byway that highlights roadside Americana, charming country inns, and bountiful farm markets.

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