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Roscoe Conkling Park, Utica, NY

Roscoe Conkling Park, Utica, NY

The Roscoe Conkling Park, named for a prestigious Utica mayor and congressman, sits high atop a hill behind the historic Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, NY. A ski center, trails, parks, and the many historic monuments make this experience uniquely Utican.

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Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY

Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY

Forest Hill Cemetery is a history book, a landmark, and a cemetery. It’s a vast Who’s Who of early New York State history. It’s built for strolling and visiting. I went there on my quest to find the sacred Oneida Indian Stone, which had once been standing at the cemetery entrance. All that was left of the Stone’s presence was it’s platform and a historical marker…