1. Lake George – Lake George, NY
The name of the game in Lake George Area is fun and entertainment. You can explore the town for its fine restaurants and retail shops or head to the lake for days of outdoor activites not limited to: swimming, fishing and hiking.
2. Cooperstown – Cooperstown, NY
Located West of Albany, Cooperstown is a must see for baseball and beer lovers alike. Cooperstown houses the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum as well as Ommegang Brewery. Check out Ommegang’s website as they house a lot of concerts and special events!
3. Letchworth State Park – Castile, NY
Renowned as the “Grand Canyon Of The East” Letchworth State Park is a MUST SEE before you die. Catch some epic bird eye views from an air balloon tour over the falls or pack your day full of hiking through this 14,427 acre park!
4. Rainbow Falls Bridge Of Watkins Glen State Park – Watkins Glen, NY
Climb the steps and cross the Sentry Bridge to reveal breathtaking views of these cascading waterfalls. Remember to pack appropriate footwear as paths can be wet and dangerous.
5. Breakneck Ridge – Fishkill, NY
A mountain located about an hour and a half outside of New York City with epic views of the Hudson River. Climb over boulders to the summit to reveal a sense of overwhelming accomplishment! There is angled parking off of 9D along the Hudson. Be careful when walking to the trail head as road traffic rarely slows down.
6. The Wild Walk – Tupper Lake, NY
Wild walk reveals never before seen views of Upstate New York’s beauty. Members and children under 4 years old admitted for FREE. Be sure to call in advance to make sure in-climate weather or holiday closures will not get in the way of your visit.
7. Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze of Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz, NY
A 5.5 mile loop around Mohonk Mountain House that will sooth the adrenaline junkies appetite. If you are not afraid to crawl under, around and over some rocks then get ready for some killer views of the Hudson Valley.
8. Chimney Bluffs State Park – Wolcott, NY
Located on the Southern shore of Lake Ontario, Chimney Bluff State Park is a great get away for those passing through to Canada or for those who reside around Rochester. Remember to pay the $5 parking fee, and to place the ticket in the dash of your car.
9. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park – Canandaigua, NY
Open everyday between May and October and admission only as high as $14 for some ages, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion has something for everybody. Enjoy the relaxing nature and beauty this work of art has to offer.
10. Ausable Chasm – Ausable Chasm, NY
Rappel, tube, hike, raft, hike, bike- these are just a few of the many activities you can find at Ausable Chasm. Located just an hour South of the Canadian border, this trip is highly recommended to those Canadians who want to see the beauty New York has to offer.