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Rome NY: History and Culture In The Rich Leatherstocking Region of Upstate NY!

The City of Rome lies in New York's Leatherstocking Region, which is named after the James Fenimore Cooper novel series, The Leatherstocking Tales. Rome has a rich history thanks to its central location on trade roots that predate British settlers.

Griffiss International Sculpture Park in Rome NY
Photo by Doug Kerr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Rome offers plenty of activities and attractions for its visitors. Step back in time at Erie Canal Village, Fort Stanwix National Monment, and other historical sites in the city. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy birding, hiking and more at the Rome Sand Plains, one of the only inland Pine Barrens in the country. A day on Delta Lake can be filled with picnicking, fishing, and swimming. Griffiss International Sculpture Garden is a great place to get outdoors while enjoying the visual arts.

Rome is roughly 2 hours west of Albany and about 40 minutes from the Adirondacks.