Colored Slate Capital of the World: Granville
Located in Washington County near the Adirondack Mountains and the New York-Vermont border, Granville gained popularity in the 1800s for its multitude of slate quarries. The rare colors of stone that were mined in the quarries led to the town being called the "Colored Slate Capital of the World".
Furniture-making is also a thriving industry in Granville, as Telescope Casual Furniture and Manchester Wood both have their headquarters in the area.
Popular attractions in Granville include the Pember Library and Museum of Natural History, the Slate Valley Museum, Hicks Orchard, and the Mettowee River.
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Hicks Orchard is the oldest U-pick orchard in New York State, having been established in 1905. In addition to apples and pumpkins, Hicks also offers cherries and blueberries. The property features an apple barn, a farm winery, and more.