New York Bucket List ~ Central New York Region

Today we begin to explore the central part of New York state.


  • Wintergreen Park and Gorge: Small village park that features a gorge and waterfall.


  • Oxbow Falls Country Park: Area of rugged terrain that features a 100 ft waterfall.


  • Chittenango Falls State Park: Parks features is a gorgeous cascading waterfall.

Chenango Forks

  • Chenango Valley State Park: Park that features two kettle lakes in the valley.


  • National Baseball Hall of Fame: THE place to go and visit for all things baseball.

Fort Hunter

  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site: Contains ruins of the old Erie Canal where it ran over Schoharie Creek.

Fort Johnson

  • Old Fort Johnson: This fort dates back to the French and Indian War.

Howes Cave

  • Howe Caverns: Tour this fun cavern.


  • Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site: Marks the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the American Revolution.


  • Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark: Home of Gerrit Smith: social reformer, abolitionist, and presidential candidate.
  • National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum: Museum that honors all abolitionists and their struggle as they fought to end slavery.


  • Steuben Memorial State Historic Site: Site honors Baron von Steuben, the “Drillmaster of the American Revolution.”


  • Fort Stanwix National Monument: Reconstructed fort known as “The Fort that Never Surrendered.”


  • Old Stone Fort Museum: Originally built as a church, this building was barricaded in with the impending American Revolutionary War.

Verona Beach

  • Verona Beach Lighthouse: Located on the shores of Oneida Lake, the largest body of water located entirely in New York state.

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