Featuring 11 pristine lakes in the heart of New York State, this beloved region is known for its world-renowned wineries (particularly Rieslings), stunning waterfalls and gorges.
The breathtaking Letchworth State Park, considered the Grand Canyon of the East, stretches 17 miles long. Small cities and towns—think Corning and it’s famous glass factories—as well as big metropolises like Rochester and Syracuse, offer a wide range of cultural activities and attractions. Make sure to check out the New York State Fair in Syracuse each August (Amtrak adds a stop just for the fair that month!) Syracuse is also home to Destiny U.S.A., the states’s biggest mall and the fascinating Erie Canal Museum. In Rochester, art, history, culture and science are at your fingertips at the George Eastman Museum and Rochester Museum and Science Center, while nostalgia can be found at every turn at the Strong National Museum of Play.