Feel good headline of the day:Culturally Wealthy: More Americans Visited Their Library in 2019 Than the Movies—By Far Book lovers can be heartened to hear that the dazzling special effects of Hollywood’s blockbusters are still no match for the comfort of the public library. According to a recently published Gallup poll—the first of its kind conducted in almost two decades—Americans visited the library far more than any other cultural institution in 2019. On average, visits to the library far exceeded any other recreational activity with US adults reporting 10.5 trips per year. Read more
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Geography in New York
Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, New York and VermontNew York and Vermont surrounding Lake Champlain.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Description: Nestled between the Adirondacks of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Champlain Valley has been the setting for innovations in business and technology, invasions and armed insurrections, new directions in religion and politics, long periods of peace and prosperity, and the beginnings of the conservation movement.
Delaware National Scenic River, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 597-6482
Description: The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York1 Delaware Avenue
Cohoes, NY 12047
Phone: (518) 237-7000
Description: Explore the Erie Canal and discover America's most famous and influential man-made waterway. Nowhere else will you find the distinctive locks and low bridges of the New York State Canal System or discover towns and cities whose watery front doors still give way to lively Main Streets.
Fire Island National Seashore, New York120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 687-4750
Description: Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.
Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey and New York210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 354-4606
Description: There are three geographic units: Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Jamaica Bay and Staten Island, New York City. The NYC units include Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Fort Tilden, Riis Park in Queens, Floyd Bennett Field and Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn. Staten Island has Great Kills Park, Miller Field and Fort Wadsworth. These sites and others make up the 27,000 acres of Gateway, one national park.
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Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, New York625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 473-3835
Description: Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area stretches from New York City to Albany. The area resources exhibit the roles of freedom and dignity in the valley's history, and the historical and contemporary role of commerce. Revolutionary War stories, famous residences, scenic parks and gardens, and landscape interpretations all contribute to the Hudson Valley's beauty and wealth of resources.
Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, New York125 Timon Hall
Niagara University, NY 14109
Phone: (716) 286-8579
Description: Designated by Congress in 2008, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area stretches from the western boundary of Wheatfield, New York to the mouth of the Niagara River on Lake Ontario, including the communities of Niagara Falls, Youngstown, and Lewiston. The region is home to natural wonders, rich cultural traditions, and nationally significant historical sites.
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River, New York and Pennsylvania274 River Road
Beach Lake, PA 18405
Phone: (570) 685-4871
Description: Canoe through rapids and quiet pools as the Delaware River winds its way through a valley of swiftly changing scenery or fish amid rolling hills and riverfront villages in one of the finest fishing rivers in the northeastern United States. The clean water of the Delaware, the last major undammed river in the eastern United States, supports a healthy ecosystem and offers tranquility and excitement.
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