New York's spectacular landscapes and scenic beauty, from the Hudson River to Niagara Falls, have always inspired visitors and residents alike. New York also has a proud, longstanding history of preserving nature, making it accessible to people and integrating it into their everyday lives. In fact, the state is seen by many as the birthplace of the modern environmental movement. Visitors can explore attractions showcasing nature's important role in New York's history, as well as the natural wonders themselves.
Gen. Benedict Arnold forced the British to retreat in Stillwater. Burgoyne surrendered, the first major victory for the Americans, convincing the French to support the fledgling nation. This... more