Many believe that the heart of New York beats in the Big Apple, but experienced travelers say it’s Central New York that offers a true taste of all this great state has to offer. From bright lights and live theater to world-class museums and historic landmarks, a trip to Central New York has a little something for everyone.
While the impressive Baseball Hall of Fame put this region on the map, there’s more to do than wander the archives of America’s favorite pastime. The tiny towns and quaint villages of Greater Binghamton County offer incredible antiquing that’s perfect for visitors eager to comb through shelves of historic handicrafts, as well as those looking for a non-sports-related alternative to exploring the region.
For a taste of classic Americana, travelers can visit nearby Madison County, home of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum. In addition to these historical landmarks, the quiet shores of Oneida County draw traveling families in search of the picture-perfect summer getaway at one of the cottages along Lake Oneida.
The Central New York Region includes Greater Binghamton, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties. It’s about three hours north of New York City.