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New York State

Known for the majesty of the forty-six high peaks and miles of undisturbed forests, this region is also home to some of the most important scenes in American history. From the Fort Ticonderoga battle site to Lake Placid, where two Winter Olympics games were held.
The Adirondacks

At Saratoga the American fight for independence was tipped in favor of the new nation. Since then, four future presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt, would serve New Yorkers as Governor. Visitors can explore the Saratoga Battlefield, the Capitol building and other sites important to the nation’s military and political history.
Capital Saratoga Region

America’s original vacation destination, the Catskills region is home to many of the state’s best natural vistas, museums and earliest industrial communities.
Catskills Region

Central New York
Premiere art galleries, living history museums, the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the cultural tapestry of the Mohawk Valley all await visitors to the Central Region. This was America’s first frontier, pivotal in colonial history, American independence and as the gateway to America’s westward expansion.
Central New York Region

From the natural beauty of the Allegany forest to the birthplace of America’s first lady of comedy, the Chautauqua/Allegany region has a number of historical treasures for visitors to discover and explore.
Chautauqua/Allegany Region

Finger Lakes
As the birthplace of the women’s rights movement, the home of Frederick Douglass and the site of one of the largest historic villages in the nation, the Finger Lakes region provides visitors with a variety of opportunities to learn about the people and events seminal to American history.
Finger Lakes Region

Greater Niagara
Home of New York’s oldest State Park, the site of several key battles during the War of 1812, some of the finest examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and the home where President Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated.
Greater Niagara Region

Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley has been important to New York and the nation since colonial times. Named after the river that Henry Hudson explored, the region is home to several iconic sites, including Franklin Roosevelt’s mansion at Hyde Park and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Hudson Valley Region

Long Island
Theodore Roosevelt, Walt Whitman and the Apollo lunar lander have all called Long Island home. Visitors can explore the region’s historic sites while traveling along its distinctive parkways and beaches. From the Gold Coast to Jones Beach, there is always something new to explore.
Long Island

New York City
The nation’s largest city is also one of the best tourist destinations in the country. Home to several of the most important founders, the nation’s first capital and hundreds of museums dedicated to preserving and promoting our nation’s heritage; New York City is one of the most popular destination for tourists every year.
New York City

Thousand Islands-Seaway
The Thousand Islands have been a vacation destination for America’s captains of industry since the beginning of the gilded age. Today, visitors have an opportunity to step back in time and explore those historic homes and the region’s natural beauty.
Thousand Islands-Seaway Region
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