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The dam at Little York Lake, stocked each spring with trout, in Central New York

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Central New York: Picturesque Respite in the Countryside

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Between the world-famous waterfalls and the world-class city, travelers find themselves at the center of it all in Central New York state.

From the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to the countless Main Street USAs, Central New York lays claim to the ultimate rural American experience. Drive quiet country roads among rolling hills and beautiful natural scenery. Discover ancient rock formations millions of years in the making. Drink brews rooted deep in rich beer history and craft spirits recognized worldwide.

See the Countryside

Historic villages, home to classic small-town American life, stretch for miles and miles through Central New York – and so does the iconic Erie Canal. Explore countless lakes and waterways where visitors can row or swim. Try the more modern and luxurious travel experience that awaits at the Turning Stone resort for one of many premium indoor experiences in Central New York. From the southern tip of New York’s famous Adirondack Park to the peaks of the Catskill Mountains, Central New York reaches far and wide.The friendly people will welcome you.

Culinary Delights Abound

Central New York truly delivers something for every taste, especially flavours of the culinary variety. Be prepared to enjoy a meal made exclusively from local ingredients at one of many restaurants serving up recipes steeped deeply in the agricultural heritage here. Tap in to the American tradition of farmers markets, where growers proudly sell local produce. When summer exits, fall leaves emerge, providing colour and signalling the harvest season. Hand pick a bounty of apples or pumpkins at any one of Central New York’s numerous orchards and patches.

 

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It's Brew Central Here

Central New York’s legendary hop yards still produce as well. Central New York produced 90 percent of the nation’s hops in the late 1800s and the state was the No. 1 beer producer in the U.S. for decades. Brew Central brings together the stories, traditions and tastes behind a growing constellation of breweries, craft-centric pubs, cideries, distilleries and wineries in Central New York. Visitors to Brew Central can sample the toast of U.S. beer competitions, sip the winners of international awards or stroll through a hop yard in “America’s Craft Brew Destination.”

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