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I Love New York

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Only here can you glide over the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park, on a hot-air balloon ride, participate in live glass-blowing demonstrations at the Corning Museum of Glass and sample vintages from award-winning wineries along the Finger Lakes. Ride the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls and experience up close one of the natural wonders of the world. Explore a museum in the Catskills at the site of the 1960s Woodstock music festival. Cruise the longest canal system in the country, tour a craft brewery, and go underground at Howe Caverns. Relive American colonial and Revolutionary War history in the Capital Region surrounding Albany, and watch a thrilling race as the world’s best thoroughbreds compete at the USA’s oldest sports venue, the Saratoga Race Course. Cruise to two castles in the Thousand Islands, walk across the Adirondack treetops at the Wild Center, or experience artistic performances in a lakeside Victorian village in Chautauqua-Allegheny.

 

In New York City, catch a Broadway show, view the famous skyline from a skyscraper observation deck or visit the National September 11 Memorial, an inspiring tribute to American resilience. For the ultimate road trip, drive through the scenic Hudson Valley, stopping to sample delicious cuisine at the renowned Culinary Institute of America. Tour West Point, the country’s oldest military academy, and visit historic estates like the Vanderbilt Mansion and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home. Whatever you choose to do, New York delights.

I Love New York

I Love New York
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Fun Fact

A rafting adventure on the Hudson River
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With over 84,000 kilometers of rivers and streams, nearly 200 kilometers of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 928 kilometers of Great Lakes shoreline, New York is steeped in water.

Looking out over the forested hills of the Adirondack Mountains
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Combine Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic national parks, and Adirondack Park is larger than all of them put together.

Niagara Falls douses onlookers
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Niagara Falls State Park was the USA’s first state park.

Must see places

Niagara Falls State Park

Take a Maid of the Mist boat tour to get close to these famous waterfalls, or get doused by them on the Cave of the Winds’ Hurricane Deck. Visit the Discovery Center and Adventure Theater to discover the history of this powerful natural wonder.

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Strolling along the Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over the Hudson

Once an 1868 railroad bridge, today’s walkway spans the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Highland and is one of the largest pedestrian pathways in the world. Walk or bike the loop trail, where Discovery Zones point out geographical and cultural features.

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The New York State Capitol in Albany

New York State Capitol

Located in Albany, the enormous New York State Capitol has been around since the 1880s. Take a tour to learn about the 19th century architecture, artistry and history embodied by this unique institution. Special exhibits are available throughout the year.

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Boldt Castle

The Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River play host to this Rhineland-style castle on Alexandria Bay, complete with 120 rooms and accessible by tour boat only. Spend the day exploring Alster Tower as well as the castle’s interior and its mystical gardens and grounds.

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Corning Museum of Glass

This museum devotes itself to telling the story of glass, and there is no shortage of gorgeous examples of the material throughout. Marvel at the museum’s architecture, learn to make your own glass and discover all kinds of fascinating creations, from mosaics and sculptures to glass eyes and artworks that prominently—and often curiously—feature the substance.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame

The USA’s most enduring pastime gets its due in this Cooperstown institution. Since 1939, the site has been honoring baseball’s greatest figures and their stories through exhibits, interactive displays and artifacts. Take a self-guided tour through the Hall of Fame.

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Erie Canal

This historic canal sprawls over 800 kilometers through the National Heritage Corridor. Explore 34 historic landmarks and places as well as national parks, forest and refuges. Cycle scenic trails, boat, fish and visit communities shaped by this important waterway system.

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View of Lake Placid from Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks

Adirondacks

Enjoy brilliant autumn foliage from a road trip along the Adirondack Scenic Byway. Bike, hike and even dive shipwrecks here, take a brewery or winery tour or just relax on a log cabin porch. Don’t miss climbing – or simply viewing – the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.

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Montauk Point Light on a clear day

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Perched on Long Island’s easternmost point, Montauk’s historic landmark is also home to a museum within its 1860 Keepers House. Climb 128 steps to the top of the tower to see the lantern room as well as the pretty hamlet of Montauk below and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Hunter Mountain

For year-round recreation, head to Hunter Mountain, set in the Northern Catskills. Ski or snow tube in winter, take a Skyride or zip line tour in summer and enjoy fishing, hiking, golf, shopping and dining when you aren’t on the mountain.

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The Adirondacks’ Indian Pass with Algonquin Peak in the background
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Experience New York

Official New York Travel Site

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