History. Food. Museums. Culture. Destinations.
One Rochesterian’s effort to discover the entire state.
Regardless of how you define ‘Upstate’ or break New York up into regions, it would be impossible to deny that we have an unending amount of intriguing places, people and things to learn about. I’ve been driving around in an attempt to experience as much of it as possible.
I hope you’ll find inspiration here to head out and explore as well. Glad to have you riding along!
– Chris Clemens, Founder/Creator of Exploring Upstate
Upstate Collectibles Shop
Vintage Official Maps of New York book published in 1921
New York State Thruway map from 1976 featuring tourism info
Modern blue souvenir coffee mug from Old Fort Niagara
Complete map of New York State published in 1988 by Map Works of Rochester
Souvenir coffee mug from Albany, New York featuring a drawing of the Capital Building.
Wooden nickel from Geneseo, New York’s 175th anniversary celebration in 1965
Vintage 1962 Atlantic Imperial road map including parts of Canada, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester, New York
Rand McNally Serial Number: 6384-2500M-3-62
Vintage 32 oz bottle from Eagle’s Beverages in Binghamton
Antique souvenir booklet from Ausable Chasm in the Adirondacks