Beyond the beauty of the neon lights, New York has thousands of miles of natural beauty that many travelers never get the chance to see or don’t know exists outside of the city. The Adirondack Mountain range is a hidden gem that sits a mile high forming a circular dome in the northeastern part of New York just waiting to be explored. Discover the stunning peaks of the oldest rocks on the planet when staying in an eco-friendly cottage near the Adirondacks. Hike and ski the trails of Whiteface Mountain, Mount Marcy, and Algonquin Peak—a few of the highest mountains in the US. Visit the glistening waters of Lake George known as “The Queen of American Lakes” at the base of the towering mountains for biking, fishing, boating, or rafting. Afterward, enjoy a peaceful stroll or picnic at the nearby Adirondack Park. Sleep under nature’s lights of a blanketed starry sky in a cozy eco-friendly cottage after exploring the mountains.