The World of Waterfalls in New York

View of Rainbow Falls from the front of the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park, New York

Would you believe it if I told you New York has more than 2,000 waterfalls? I’m happy to tell you that it’s true and I’d like to introduce you to the world of waterfalls in New York.

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Skyline Drive-A Detour Worth Taking

Blue Ridge Mountain overlook on Skyline drive, Shenandoah National park

During our two week road trip down the East Coast of the US we took a detour that would bring us to the best views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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10 Outdoor Adventures to Love New York

Two tier waterfall, Kaaterskill Falls, Catskill Mountains, New York

It’s no secret that our family has a special place in our hearts for New York, but what’s not to love? Here’s our list of some great adventures that get you out, get you moving, and speak to your soul! We’ve included something from each region of the state to keep your adventuring going strong. If you thought New York was just the hustle and bustle of city life, then you’re in for a surprise.

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First Sunrise at Acadia National Park‘s Beautiful Rocky Headlands

Two people top of rocky headland, Acadia National Park, Maine

We made a plan to see the first sunrise in the country at Acadia National Park, the easternmost part of the east coast, on Black Friday. Our family pledged to spend this day outside enjoying nature to its fullest extent instead of engaging in the riotous act of shopping.

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The Jewel in the Crown- Sunken Forest, Fire Island

boardwalk through the primeval forest Sailor's Haven, Fire Island

The Sunken Forest located in Sailor’s Haven on Fire Island is a rarity even by global standards. “According to the New York Natural Heritage Program, the Sunken Forest was ranked as ‘globally rare,’ meaning there are few remaining occurrences of this assemblage of plants throughout the world.”

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Pisgah National Forest- A Top Destination in North Carolina

When you’re a family out looking for adventure, Pisgah National Forest is a win. We visited Pisgah in early July during our two week East coast road trip. We were not disappointed. In fact, we’d love to visit again and explore more!

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Robert Moses, Fire Island is a Top Summer Destination

Robert Moses State Park is home to an oceanfront beach of white quartz sand that extends for nearly five miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Living on Long Island includes numerous trips to this haven improving the quality of life during hot summer months.

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Sagamore Hill

Our favorite President is a native New Yorker and his home, Sagamore Hill, is right here on Long Island!

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Statue of Liberty

Family posing inside the Crown of the Statue of Liberty

People come from all over the world to experience this iconic beauty in Upper New York Bay.

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