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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
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Statue of Liberty National Monument
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Women's Rights National Historical Park

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Description - Scattered throughout 6 travel regions, New York offers 1 recreation rich national forest, 1 national seashore, a national scenic trail and numerous other historic sites, memorials and parks. The majority of the sites are open year-round and are handicapped accessible. Education, civic and other groups are welcome. Most sites are closed major federal holidays.

Attractions - The state of New York offers the diverse Finger Lakes National Forest, Castle Clinton National Monument, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Appalachian Trail, Fire Island National Seashore, Fort Stanwix National Monument, Gateway National Recreation Area, General Grant National Memorial, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Saratoga National Historic Park, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and the Women's Rights National Historic Park.

Recreation - National Forests and Parks throughout New York offer visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy many diverse opportunities. The Finger Lakes National Forest has countless outdoor recreations including boating, fishing, paddlesports, hiking, camping, viewing wildlife, scenic drives and more. The Finger Lakes Travel Region is home to the Women's Rights National Historic Park. A number of the national parks which include memorials, monuments and churches maybe found in the New York City Travel Region. The Taconic / Hudson Valley Region is home to some of America's most stunning examples of turn-of-the-century industrialist mansions. Many of the sites offer guided and self-guided tours year-round with the exception of major holidays.

Climate - New York experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being the most pleasant times to travel through the region. Humidity in the southeastern areas of the state can make summer travel uncomfortable, although many festivals and special events occur during that season. Summer highs in the lower elevations of New York usually don't surpass 90 degrees F. Thunderstorms occur a few times a week and can bring needed relief from the heat.

During the fall and spring humidity levels drop with temperatures and make for pleasantly mild traveling weather. Fall brings brilliant color changes in the leaves and spring bring blooming flowers to all regions of the state.

Winter travel can be hazardous as the western portion of the state receives extreme amounts of snow. Debilitating ice storms hit the southeastern portion of the state as often as snow. Although the major highways are usually clear soon after snow, in time to reach the ski resorts in northern New York.

Location - Finger Lakes is the most well known of the national forest lands in the northeastern United States. The very popular and recreation rich area offers over 16,000 thousand acres amidst an area entitled Finger Lakes Travel Region which encircles a strand of finger-shaped glacial lakes. Other well-known sites including Castle Clinton, Gateway National Recreation Area, General Grant National Memorial, St. Paul's Church National Historic Site are found in the New York City Travel Region. The Long Island Travel Region is home to Fire Island National Seashore and Sagamore Hill. The Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region is famous for industrialist mansions including the well-known Vanderbilt Mansion. Home and gardens of the Roosevelts may be toured as well as Martin Van Buren's retirement home. The Central Travel Region hosts Fort Stanwix that has been referred to as the most authentically reconstructed fortification in North America. Saratoga National Historical Park, located in the Capital / Saratoga Travel Region offers exhibits of America's victory over the British during the Revolutionary War.


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Finger Lakes National Forest, 5218 State Route 414 , Hector, NY, 14841, Phone: 607-546-4470, TTY: 607-546-4476
, r9_gmfl@fs.fed.us

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New York - This state harbors something for every outdoor enthusiast. From rock climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains to swimming at Fire Island, New York terrain provides for every interest.

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