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Today, Shanghai Trader brings you links for travel advice, hotels, accommodation, myths and legends in the state of New York in the United States of America.
The state of New York, in spite of its large population and long history of European settlement, is rich in the natural wildlife of North America. Black bears have always been numerous and moose have migrated back to the state in large numbers. The state is the setting of the great novel The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper, and the Adirondack wilderness is largely unchanged since that era.
The state is also rich in myths, legends and folklore, including Native American tales from the pre-colonial period and stories dating from the Dutch occupation. Among the legends are stories of the Catskill gnomes, said to have been encountered by the explorer Hendrik Hudson and Washington Irving's character Rip van Winkle.
The attractions of the state are numerous. Apart from the wildernesses of the Catskills and the Adirondacks, there are, for instance, the Niagara Falls and Lake Champlain. The great city of New York is famous for its shopping, its shows and its spectacular, historic monuments and skyscrapers, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Buiding.