New York Bucket List ~ Capital-Saratoga Region

Moving further up into the state, we now approach the capital city region.


  • Empire State Plaza Observation Deck: Take in views of the city from this skyscaper.
  • New York State Capitol: Explore the main government building of the state.
  • New York State Museum: Learn about the history of the state.
  • Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site: Home of Phillip Schuyler.
  • USS Slater: Tour this WWII destroyer.


  • Cohoes Falls: Wide waterfall on the Mohawk River.

Fort Ann

  • Sleeping Beauty Mountain: Hike this 7 mile trail for views of Lake George.


  • Johnson Hall State Historic Site: Home of William Johnson, a British superintendent, who works with Indian relations.


  • Cherry Plain State Park: Hike the woods of the Taconic Valley.

Saratoga Springs

  • Saratoga Spa State Park: Visit the renowned baths, mineral springs, and spa.


  • Museum of Innovation and Science: Check out this hands on science center.


  • Fort Hardy Park: Site of an important fort in the French and Indian War.
  • General Phillip Schuyler House: Home to Alexander Hamilton’s father in law.


  • Saratoga National Historical Park: Preserves the battlefields of the Battle of Saratoga.


  • John Boyd Thacher State Park: Provides scenic mountain and valley views.


  • Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site: Preserves a battle site of the American Revolution.


  • Peebles Island State Park: Hike trails on this island at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers.


  • Grant Cottage State Historic Site: Final home of President Grant before he died of throat cancer.

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