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Located in the northeastern part of the U.S., New York borders a whopping six other states and is nicknamed “The Empire State,” allegedly attributed to its wealth and resources. When most people hear New York, they think of the city—but for an outdoor vacation, Upstate New York is where you want to be. With incredible parks, caves, mountains, and even the famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, you have a little bit of everything at your fingertips to explore. Working your way back down the state, past NYC, you’ll find Long Island and its beaches lining the Atlantic Ocean, creating the perfect place to relax on those hot summer days.
Top things to do outdoors in New York
The options for exploration are endless within the mountains and parks around this beautiful state. Head to the Adirondack Mountains to experience the ultimate hiking trip, with over 2,000 miles of trails all on this protected landscape, which is more than 5 million years old. When you’re ready to take a break, go for a dip in the crystal-clear lakes that lie among this range—a swim with the Adirondacks as the backdrop is sure to feel incredibly peaceful. The mountains are so diverse, in fact, that a trip here can also lead you to pop on your skiis and get your blood pumping on any one of the area’s ski trails, with up to 10 resorts to choose from.
Best tourist attractions outside of New York City
On your next trip to New York, experience the attractions out of the city and allow yourself to get a feel for the state’s natural beauty and fully relax among it. Niagara Falls is a sight to behold and brings in travelers from all over the world. The panoramic view of these exquisite waterfalls is sure to take your breath away and leave you with a lifelong memory. The Finger Lakes are a must-see, made up of 11 narrow lakes in total, where you can try your hand at fishing, boating, and learn much about the Native American history of the state. If you're looking for a more relaxing afternoon, you’re in luck. The Finger Lakes region is also the largest wine-producing region in the state, and you can easily make your way over to one of the surrounding wineries to enjoy a leisurely wine tasting one afternoon.
Best time of year to visit New York
New York is fantastic no matter the time of year, with a strong four seasons. In the summer, vacationing near the beach or on one of the state’s lakes is heavenly, with temperatures reaching up to 90° Fahrenheit. Come winter, take advantage of the cold temperatures high up in the mountains, and get some skiing time on some of the best mountains in the northeast for the quintessential winter escape. As the fall settles in, there is truly no place better to see the leaves change color; and springtime in New York cannot be beaten. No matter what your preference, there is a perfect time of year to visit New York for every type of traveler.
Top outdoor destinations in New York
Just two hours from New York City, you’ll find the Catskill Mountains, which are home to flourishing greenery, where you’ll be sure to spot an abundance of wildlife. If you fancy a challenge, the Catskills range boasts some immense hiking trails with postcard-worthy views from the top—to go along with your amazing sense of achievement for making it all the way up. Be sure to stop by Buffalo, too, a small city on the shores of Lake Erie, which is the fourth largest lake in North America. This area makes for the ideal place to vacation in the summer and is also conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from Niagara Falls!