Though most people associate New York with skyscrapers, crowded plazas, and traffic jams, there are still plenty of more natural settings to be found here. Whether you’re looking for a weekend escape from the city or you’re traveling from further away for an extended vacation, look for a vacation rental with a pool in New York to maximize your outdoor fun. Head to the coast for some sailing around Long Island and Montauk. For some more adventurous water sports, book a rafting trip down the Hudson River. There are loads of parks and wilderness areas to hike through, including Five Ponds Wilderness and Adirondack State Park. Upstate New York offers mountains, lakes, and rivers to hang out it in so make sure you bring the appropriate gear to fully enjoy all the outdoors has to offer.