Countryman Press

Backroads & Byways of Upstate New York

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Remarkable tours along the great mountains and rivers of the Empire State

From Niagara Falls to the Hudson River Valley, New York state is home to some of the nation’s most astounding natural wonders. In this all-new first edition of Backroads&Byways of Upstate New York , you’ll get a curated list of the twenty best drives, detours, and trips across the state. Experience everything from New York’s famous fine dining and bar scene, to charming little-known shops and boutiques, to sites of fascinating local history and culture.

As with any other Backroads&Byways title, this book is designed to help you explore the region like a native. All the suggested drives include recommendations for lodging, dining, shopping, and more. You’ll also find detailed yet easy-to-read maps and beautiful color photography. With this trusty, brand-new first edition, you’re ready to discover a new side of upstate New York.

Christine Smyczynski is a native western New Yorker with a longtime interest in regional history and local attractions. She is the author of Backroads & Byways of Upstate New York (Countryman Press 2017) as well as dozens of articles on the region. She lives outside Buffalo, New York, with her husband and four children.