Montour Falls, NY

Montour Falls wooden road sign, New York

Montour Falls is a hidden gem in a high traffic area. How does that happen? This is a great example of the road less traveled.

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Watkins Glen State Park

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

Watkins Glen is a model of what New York State Parks has to offer and it lives up to its reputation leaving visitors spellbound.

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Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Hiker standing on edge Gertrude’s Nose, Minnewaska Preserve, New York

New York State Parks keep amazing us with their abundant waterfalls, mountains, hiking, and gorgeous scenic views! On our quest to explore more of the state’s natural wonders, we planned a visit to Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the Hudson Valley– New York’s largest state preserve at 22,000 acres! Our spring visit was full of rushing waters, icy rocks, snowy foot paths, and a frozen lake. Our summer visit was a motivating exploration of the trails that led us to the highest scenic overlooks.

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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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Kaaterskill Falls

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

Kaaterskill Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. Renowned painters and photographers have depicted its beauty in a myriad of art pieces. It is a natural wonder that captivates all of its visitors. You can not help but take photos of and with this beau ideal of the Catskills, but remember to respect Mother Nature.

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Great Pumpkin Blaze, Sleepy Hollow

We could not resist a trip to the infamous Sleepy Hollow at the spookiest time of the year! This event is coined the “tri-state’s biggest, most electrifying fall event” and we would definitely agree. There’s an entire world built around the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Fishkill Farm

two women taking picture at photo stand for Fishkill Farm, New York

We spent a terrific day out with the family on a real working 270 acre farm that specializes in organic and ecological growing.

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Fort Ticonderoga

After thirty years of exploring the Adirondacks during our family vacations, we discovered Fort Ticonderoga, a national treasure.

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The Silo

View of the Lewsiton Silo restaurant on the Niagara River, New York

The Silo of Lewiston, New York is a terrific find when exploring with a hungry family.

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Herschell Carrousel Museum

The Herschell Carrousel Museum is the origin story for many of the wondrous carousels we have ridden.

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