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Upstate New York is home to natural wonders, unsurpassed natural beauty, scenic vistas, engaging communities and countless historic and cultural sites.  This curated guide explores only some of the region, with an eye toward connecting with nature, people, culture and history in the most beautiful and engaging regions in the nation.

Words and Photography by Thom Hanford



Letchwoth State Park is often called the "Grand Canyon of the East" for good reason. See why Letchworth State Park was recently voted the top state park in the United States by readers of USA Today.

Explore Letchworth


Tanglewood Nature Center is host some of the most picturesque and engaging trails in the Souther Tier.  Hiking in only one way to enjoy Tanglewood.  As part of it's mission, Tanglewood seeks to educate and preserve. 

Explore Tanglewood