New York State is encouraging tourists returning to travel this year after a summer in lockdown or at least with limited options last year to think with their stomachs this summer and make a 225-mile trek from Binghamton to Buffalo exploring the new Upstate Eats Trail.

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Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul helped launch the new tourism campaign that features regional specialties and restaurants in Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.

A digital travel guide will help steer visitors between the four cities offering information about the origins of regional gastronomic specialties and giving tips on local mom-and-pop restaurants, corner taverns, roadside stands and other attractions.

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Travelers will learn about Buffalo wings, Rochester Garbage Plates, salt potatoes in the Salt City and spiedies in Binghamton.  Non-food features of the counties are also highlighted.

Five featured stops in the Binghamton area are: Apple Hills Café, Beer Tree Brewing, Consol’s Family Kitchen, Little Venice and Lupo’s S&S  Char Pit.

More information can be found at www.upstateeatstrail.com

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