Utica is in the geographic center of New York State, in the Mohawk Valley - a region that serves as a natural gateway to the Adirondack Mountains and Thousand Islands. The city is home to the internationally-recognized Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Theater League and the Stanley Performing Arts Center.
Within the city limits are more than 900 acres of parks, the Utica Zoo, a municipal ski facility and youth recreation center, along with facilities for ice skating, golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and other recreational activities. Additional recreation and entertainment attractions are a short drive from SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, including: ski resorts, lakes, parks, campgrounds, hiking trails and scenic views. Please visit the following links for more information and points of interest for Utica, New York and the Mohawk Valley.