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Trips Through CNY History

Trips Through CNY History

If you’re looking for a summertime activity that celebrates our state’s rich history, LivableCNY has a few suggestions.

Our industrial history has left an indelible imprint on the landscape of central New York. Since the construction of the Erie Canal, the region’s culture of innovation has peppered the state with significant historical sites, connections to a rich past that should be visited and experienced.

One modern tool that simplifies building an itinerary is  Central New York’s Path Through History. The site is the result of a tourism initiative developed by the Governor’s office and highlights places to learn and understand the key moments in the history of New York through exhibits and reenactments. Choose a region and a theme, and the site builds a Google map with suggested sites.

To experience the history of Central New York, check out The Path Through History Weekends, June 7-8/ 14-15. Connect history and culture through New York State attractions and events in many Central New York regions from the Finger Lakes to the Capital District.


Use the Path Through History site to build a travel itinerary across CNY.

Sports enthusiasts should be sure to add the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum located in Cooperstown, Otsego County, to a list of must-see attractions. On May 22, 2014 President Barack Obama visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum saying, “It is great to be here in Cooperstown. And I have to say that in addition to just wonderful people, those of you all across America and around the world who have not been here; this is a gorgeous place.”

For some family fun LivableCNY suggests taking a ride on the antique carousel in Johnson City, or check out the new planetarium at the Roberson Museum & Science center located in Binghamton, Broome County.

In Herkimer County visitors can explore the home of General Nicholas Herkimer located in Little Falls, as well as the Remington Firearms Museum. There tourists can learn about the evolution of the gun industry, which began in 1816 in Ilion, New York.

For short visits, the Path Through History Weekends are an easy way for Central New Yorkers to learn about CNY’s historical role in national events, civil rights and  technical advancements. For more information visit New York’s Path Through History Initiative and start planning your adventure.



About The Author

Ashley Villone

Master of Science in New Media Management


This site celebrates the people places, and culture that make Central New York one of the most vibrant and livable regions in the country. From Auburn to Utica, from Syracuse, to Ithaca, this is LivableCNY.

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