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Natural History

New York State’s spectacular landscapes are renowned; every rock and ridge that has been meticulously carved by glaciers thousands of years ago is testament to the State’s natural history. It’s this preservation of scenic wonders that continues to inspire visitors.

Niagara Falls is the oldest State Park in the nation, and a place where tourists began flocking to way back in the 1700’s. The Falls themselves were carved by the Wisconsin glaciations, the same force that created the Great Lakes. Nearby you can visit beautiful Letchworth State Park, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the East’ the scenery here will stun and surprise.

And for the end of the day the Roosevelt Baths and Spa in Saratoga Spa State Park, offers natural relaxation. It is a place where tourists have soaked or sipped Saratoga’s naturally effervescent waters for centuries.

Discover:  Why New York State’s landscapes are renowned for their natural beauty

Understand: How the States natural heritage has been proudly preserved

Experience:  Some of the oldest natural landscapes in the USA

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  • Niagara Falls State Park, Greater Niagara - America's oldest state park and an iconic natural wonder, draws millions of delighted visitors every year. Not only can  you experience the thundering falls, there are miles of hiking trails and more than 400 acres of lush terrain to explore.www.niagarafallsstatepark.com
  • The Adirondack Museum, Adirondacks - In Blue Mountain Lake, it explores the way people have lived, worked, travelled and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century until today.www.adkmuseum.org
  • Bear Mountain State Park, Hudson Valley - In the Hudson Highlands, provides nature lovers with just about any adventure they could wish for. There's hiking, biking, boating and innumerable views. The History Museum provides insights into the local Native American cultures. www.nysparks.com
  • New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, Thousand Islands Seaway - The only zoo in New York State dedicated to the State's wild animals and wild places, with species that are, or once were native to the State. Get nose to nose with black bears and rare wolverines. www.nyszoo.org

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