About Uncovering New York

Have you ever wondered what there is to do in New York? Then you’re in the right place. Uncovering New York was begun in early 2019 to answer that very question.

We have made it our mission to personally visit everywhere worth visiting in New York State, with a special focus on Upstate New York.

Unlike many websites that claim to show you the best things to do around the state, we take the time to personally visit each spot we showcase on our site. That way, you can be sure that every review is based on the first-hand experience of the author. We won’t rest until we’ve uncovered everything to do in all of the state’s 62 counties

Whether you love hiking to waterfalls, visiting fascinating museums, or drinking at local breweries, you’ve come to the right place.

Come along as we uncover New York one spot at a time.

About Jim Cheney

Jim Cheney of UncoveringNewYork.comJim Cheney is the creator, principal author, and photographer of Uncovering New York. In 2019, he visited at least one tourist attraction in all 62 counties in the state.

A world traveler that has climbed over ancient temples in Cambodia, ridden the rails through Siberia, explored ancient man-made caves in Turkey, trekked to hidden mountain temples in South Korea, Jim moved back to the states in September 2012 and quickly realized it was hard to find information about things to around him.

Using the skills he gained on his first travel blog, Tripologist.com, and writing for Bleacher Report, Jim set to work to bridge the gap between the official information provided by visitor bureaus and unreliable sources such as Trip Advisor or unauthoritative blogs and websites.

Since 2013, Jim has been exploring Pennsylvania on his website, UncoveringPA.com, but would often travel to New York for vacation. He’s excited to begin the next chapter and help you find great places to visit around New York State.

In addition to running the site, Jim is also an award-winning photographer and leads photography workshops. He is the founder of Uncovering Media, LLC, which is now the parent company of Uncovering New York.

Jim has twice won awards in the Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s photo contest and is a two-time winner of the NEPA BlogCon Blog of the Year award. He is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) and is a former travel columnist for PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg.

Jim lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Julie, and his two young children, Jude and Eleanor.

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