The first was the Pine Creek Rail Trail, which runs north from Jersey Shore PA to Ansonia PA. "Jersey Shore"??? This place is 250 miles from just about anyplace on the true Jersey Shore. According to Wikipedia, that font of wisdom, a fellow set up a store on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the 1700's, then had competition move in to a spot across the river from him. Farmers bringing goods up or down the river stopped either on the "Eastern Shore" or the "Jersey Shore."
They have a number of exceptional works, such as Albert Bierstadt's Mount Whitney (1877) and Cyrus Dallin's 1914 bronze On the Warpath, which seems to be taking a hard look at William Robinson Leigh's 1947 The Buffalo Hunt.
More importantly, the Rockwell Museum had excellent commentary about various pieces in their collection that described the tension between stereotypical views of western subjects, particularly of Indians, and more recent attitudes and insights. It was odd to have a museum of art devoted to the American West in south-central New York State, but the collection and curatorship were outstanding and we came away enlightened as well as entertained.