Central New York (also known as the Central Leatherstocking Region), is a historically significant area, with museums and historic sites dedicated to the Erie Canal, the abolitionist movement, Oneida Nation culture, and the Revolutionary War, among other notable peoples, places and events. The area was settled by the family of James Fenimore Cooper, author of the classic novels in “The Leatherstocking Tales.”
You may have heard of Central New York campgrounds destinations like Utica, Rome, Binghamton, Oneida, Cazenovia, St. Johnsville, Cobleskill, Schoharie, Oneonta, Norwich, Endicott and Cooperstown, as well as places of note like Fort Stanwix, the Erie Canal Village, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Glimmerglass, Oneida Lake, Saranac Brewery, Howe Caverns and Secret Caverns, Herkimer Diamond Mines and Crystal Grove Diamond Mines, Turning Stone Casino & Resort, Spiedie Fest and the Madison-Bouckville antiques community amid the Americana of the scenic US Route 20 byway.
Did you know? You’ll find four sporting halls of fame in this region, celebrating boxing (The International Boxing Hall of Fame), distance running (The National Distance Running Hall of Fame), twirling (NYS Twirlers Hall of Fame) and, of course, baseball – namely the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Explore Central New York campgrounds by checking out some of the regional campgrounds below.
“But the place which you have selected for your camp, though never so rough and grim, begins at once to have its attractions, and becomes a very centre of civilization to you: Home is home, be it never so homely.” – Henry David Thoreau