A small taste of upstate New York (Counties of Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie and Greene) 2009
New York State Counties Oneonta is approximately 200 miles or 3 ½ hours by car from NYC
New York State Elevation Otsego Delaware Schoharie Greene
Oneonta, New York (Otsego County) Located in the Central Leather Stocking Region of New York State, the City of Oneonta also known as “City of the Hills” can be characterized as a friendly community -- one that is proud of its diversity, stability and beauty. With a population of just under 14,000 people, one of the City's finest attributes is its small town atmosphere. Residents and visitors alike are attracted to Oneonta because of its friendliness, its reputation as a great place to raise a family, its safety, and the overall perception that it is a family oriented community, "where everyone knows everyone else." Oneonta's Main Street complements the small town ambiance. Red brick sidewalks and turn of the century style street lamps suggest the disarming feel of a simpler, more genteel era. The new Main Street Plaza and the many elegant and comfortable benches beckon tourists and shoppers to slow their hurried pace; to relax and take in the ambiance of Oneonta's Rockwellesque downtown and to engage the panorama of century old architecture and timeless rolling hills. Main Street is the heart of the retail shopping industry in the City and offers a wide range of shopping options mostly centered on locally owned and operated specialty shops.
Greater Oneonta Area Tourist Attractions Otsego County, New York The City of Oneonta is located in Otsego County, a region of New York State rich in cultural, historical and recreational amenities. Otsego County's tourist offerings are as rich and diverse as the texture of its wooded hillsides and rolling meadows. Otsego County is a timeless place where heritage and beauty come together, where past meets present, culture meets with applause, and nature's seasons meet with delight. To Abner Doubleday, architect of our national pastime, "Cooperstown" was home plate . To the Oneida and Mohawk Indians, "Otsego" was the meeting place . To James Fenimore Cooper, "Glimmerglass Country" was the colorful setting in which his fictional characters came to life. Otsego County offers world class opera performances to baseball games and soccer tournaments, from a living history museum to a modern Corvette experience, from hunting antiques and country crafts to paddling a canoe or sailing crystal blue lakes.
Greater Oneonta Area Tourist Attractions Otsego County, New York The Arts The City of Oneonta, Otsego County is home to two colleges, SUNY Oneonta which is ranked #49 on the US News & World Reports of best colleges 2009 and Hartwick, and an outstanding arts community, draws an unusual number of internationally acclaimed performing artists who bring to the area a cultural diversity not often found in rural locales. The region's concert season stretches beyond the usual "tourism" season, which means there is something happening at all times of the year. The following are some examples: - Foothills Center for Performing Arts - Leather Stocking Theatre - Orpheus Theatre - Catskill Symphony Orchestra - Oneonta Summer Music Series
Greater Oneonta Area Tourist Attractions Otsego County, New York Museums National Baseball Hall of Fame National Soccer Hall of Fame The Farmer's Museum Fenimore House Museum The Cherry Valley Museum Hartwick College Museums Science Discovery Center Boswell Museum
Scenery around Oneonta, NY Ballooning - Soccer Hall of Fame Damaschke Field SUNY - Oneonta Main Street Square Hartwick College Neahwa Park
Cooperstown NY Cooperstown is truly a fascinating place. Located at the south end of Otsego Lake in Central New York State, it is at the heart of a splendid four-season recreational area. All the hospitality of the Lake, nearby skiing, an endless array of cultural activities, distinctive architecture, and tightly-knit but friendly villages, coexist here in a natural setting of exceptional beauty. Cooperstown is not the birthplace of baseball, but it is the Home of Baseball. And it is the birthplace of the Susquehanna, a wonderful river that winds through New York and Pennsylvania, reaching the sea via Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is proud to be the home of the Glimmerglass Opera, a nationally renowned company with an astonishing history that began in the seventies in a High School Auditorium. It has a proud community, and hundreds of dedicated people that thrive together, in business, in education, in agriculture, in medicine, in government, and in the arts. Whether your passion is baseball, golf, opera, museums, sailing or antiquing, you'll have a great time here in Cooperstown.
Scenery around Cooperstown, NY Kingfisher Tower Castle Farmers’ Museum Otsego Lake Autumn Main Street Otesaga Golf Resort
Delaware County, NY Away from the city's noise and set in the western slopes of the Catskill Mountains is a land of wooded hills and fertile green valleys, of over 700 miles of fishing streams, of covered bridges, welcoming people and beautiful vistas. This is Delaware County, Mother Nature's home in New York's Catskill Mountains. Geographically one of the larger counties in New York State, Delaware County covers 1,460 square miles, an area larger than that of Rhode Island. It ranges from valley bottoms of 1000 feet above sea level to peaks higher than 3000 feet. Both branches of the Delaware River rise in the northeast corner-the West Branch in Lake Utsayantha, Stamford, and the East Branch in Grand Gorge-and traverse the County before joining forces in Hancock. With thousands of acres of public land and a wide variety of game habitats, Delaware County is a sportsman's paradise. It is a special place. Beautiful vistas, welcoming people, innovative educational resources, varied cultural amenities, safe communities and a commitment to economic growth and development all within a few hours drive from major metropolitan centers make Delaware County an ideal place in which to live and work.
Delaware County, NY O utdoor Activities include: <ul><li>Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Camping </li></ul><ul><li>Biking </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Boating </li></ul><ul><li>Rafting </li></ul><ul><li>Canoeing </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Watching </li></ul><ul><li>Golfing </li></ul><ul><li>Horseback Riding </li></ul><ul><li>ATV Trails </li></ul><ul><li>Geology </li></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Snowmobiling </li></ul><ul><li>Downhill Skiing </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Country Skiing </li></ul><ul><li>Sledding </li></ul><ul><li>Snow-Tubing </li></ul><ul><li>Snow Shoeing </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Fishing </li></ul>
Scenery around Delaware County, NY Hiking ATV Trails Family Biking Delaware River West Branch Horseback Riding Canoeing
Now….how about taking a trip with me to the top of Mt. Utsayantha
I hope you’re not scared of heights because we’re going to climb up a little bit further. Hold on as we climb up to the top of the Fire Tower and see the Catskills in a full 360 o .
Mt. Utsayantha – Slightly North West from Fire Tower Oneonta
Mt. Utsayantha – South West from Fire Tower Catskill Mountains Farming
Mt. Utsayantha – Looking South East toward NYC from Fire Tower New York City
Mt. Utsayantha – East from Fire Tower Albany Hudson River New York City
Mt. Utsayantha – North East from Fire Tower Albany Adirondack Mountains
Mt. Utsayantha – North from Fire Tower Adirondack Mountains
Schoharie County, NY Across the Catskills from the Hudson River Valley, south of the Mohawk River Valley, lies Schoharie County. The heart of Leatherstocking Country lies here, just west of Albany. When you visit, you'll quickly see the beauty that drew the first settlers to the region, and quickly appreciate the natural bounty from which our agricultural heritage was born. A visit to Upstate New York’s Schoharie County is a trip to quaint towns and villages, filled with reminders of simpler times. Farmers work their land. Brooks babble. Eagles fly. Fish jump in the streams. Unique attractions – grand caves, acres of flowers, working mills and more – all are part of Schoharie County’s magic. Stroll Main Street in Historic Sharon Springs. Experience the village green in Jefferson. See covered bridges or bask in the beauty of the nature trails. Find out why Schoharie County is picture-perfect any time of year.
Scenery around Schoharie County, NY Vroman’s Nose Covered Bridge West Kill Falls Howe Caverns View of the Valley Vromans Nose Autumn in Schoharie
Greene County, NY Nestled at the northern end of the Catskill Mountains and bordered on the east by the scenic Hudson River , it is a great place to work, live, play relax and shop. In short, like Rip Van Winkle did, you could come and sleep in Greene County for 20 years, but you would miss the exquisite beauty, peaceful environment, and quality of life that Greene County has to offer. Greene County offers an unusual blend of an extraordinary rural setting, a complete range of goods and services, excellent educational programs, delightful recreational opportunities and an outstanding business community. In addition, there is an abundance of winter and summer sports activities available. In Greene County you will discover some of New York State 's most famous and unique four-season vacationlands, and spectacular views. The Catskill Mountain scenery has inspired many world-renowned artists and authors. A booming tourist and sportmen's trade in the mountains, farming in the north and east and industry and water sports along the Hudson River has culminated today into a thriving county of over 48,000 people, endowed with a rich historical heritage.
Scenery around Greene County, NY Wyndham Mountain Blackhead Mountain Golf Hunter Mountain Kaaterskills Falls Fall Festivals Autumn in Greene County