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In a region known for a classic “Hometown USA” feel, Oneonta delivers with an added dose of arts and culture, quaint shops, and B&Bs. The small town’s rich history dates back to four distinct Stone Age native cultures, including traces of the Folsom man, the earliest human to inhabit North America. More recently, Algonquin and Iroquois Indians wandered and hunted their way through the rolling hills, evidenced by the discovery of numerous village, camp and trail sites. Their history, along with that of the Mohawks, Oneidas, Senecas, Tuscaroras and others within the Indians of the Six Nations is detailed in native Oneontan Willard E. ...

In a region known for a classic “Hometown USA” feel, Oneonta delivers with an added dose of arts and culture, quaint shops, and B&Bs. The small town’s rich history dates back to four distinct Stone Age native cultures, including traces of the Folsom man, the earliest human to inhabit North America. More recently, Algonquin and Iroquois Indians wandered and hunted their way through the rolling hills, evidenced by the discovery of numerous village, camp and trail sites. Their history, along with that of the Mohawks, Oneidas, Senecas, Tuscaroras and others within the Indians of the Six Nations is detailed in native Oneontan Willard E. Yager’s collection of more than 6,000 artifacts at the Yager Museum of Art and Culture.

Nature lovers can enjoy the same tracts of wild forest, verdant valleys, lakes and streams ideal for camping, biking, hiking, fishing, and canoeing. Shoppers find a wealth of antiques and specialty mom and pop shops throughout the region. Culture lovers opt for the symphony, opera, choral and Broadway-style theatrical productions or hit local watering holes to enjoy original singer-songwriter or jazz and blues band fare. And Oneonta Farmers’ Market straddles all three interests, ensuring every visitor an experience to their taste.

Sascha Zuger
About the Expert

Sascha Zuger is the author of the New York State Moon Handbook, the travel novel Girl Overboard (under the pseudonym Aimee Ferris), and is a freelancer for publications such as National Geographic Traveler, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

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  • Location: Oneonta is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains in south central New York state.
  • Research: Wikipedia
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    May through August for summer fun, September through early October for foliage, May through December for Farmers' Market; Yager museum is closed in June.