New York Welcomes You™ to the Central-Leatherstocking Region, home of James Fenimore Cooper. Mr. Cooper immortalized the Central-Leatherstocking Region with his Leatherstocking Tales including Last Of The Mohicans and The Deerslayer. In addition to its rich literary and historical heritage, the area is home to world class attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, the Soccer Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera House and the Fenimore Art Museum. Pick up one of many Central-Leatherstocking travel guides or travel planners and start planning your New York Vacation today.
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The area is also rich in natural wonders including Howe Caverns, Secret Caverns and Chittenango State Park. Follow the many charming country roads that criss-cross these rolling foothills and you'll discover a water-powered cider mill, Cooperstown's most unique microbrewery, Brewery Ommegang, one-of-a-kind shops, and farm stands with local apples or cheese, as well as examples of local crafts that date back to James Fenimore Cooper's time.