Central New York Region

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This article is about the tourism region formerly known as Central-Leatherstocking, the more easterly of two regions known as "Central New York". For the more westerly region, the Syracuse metropolitan area and its surroundings, see Central New York.
Central New York Region

The Central New York Region[1] (formerly the Central-Leatherstocking Region, also known as Leatherstocking Country) is a term used by the New York State Department of Economic Development to broadly describe the central region of upstate New York State for tourism purposes.[2] The region roughly corresponds to the upper Susquehanna and Mohawk Valleys. It is one of two partially overlapping regions that identifies as Central New York, the other being the Syracuse metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

The region includes the following counties and cities:

Broome County Binghamton
Chenango County Norwich
Herkimer County Little Falls
Madison County Oneida
Montgomery County Amsterdam
Oneida County Utica, Rome, Sherrill (smallest city in New York)
Otsego County Oneonta, Cooperstown
Schoharie County Cobleskill

The region has a population of 764,240, according to the 2000 Census.

Travel and tourism[edit]

The Central region of New York[3] (formerly the Central-Leatherstocking Region) is a tourism region in New York State defined by the New York State Division of Tourism (I Love NY). It borrows aspects from all of the surrounding regions to create a microcosm of New York as a whole: hills and rivers, cities and farms, hard work and recreation.

The eight-county area is known for its fresh produce and homemade goods from numerous family-run farms and farm stands, an abundance of B&Bs, country houses and inns offering overnight accommodations and culinary experiences, live musical and theatrical performances at various venues, year-round festivals, museums and exhibits touting cultural heritage and ancestry, and trailblazing opportunities throughout its many forests and lakeside areas.

Popular culture[edit]

Leatherstocking refers to the leather leggings often worn by Indians to protect their legs from brush and briers in the woods.

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