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Fitness Vacations

Published: Feb 27, 2014

Achieve your fitness goals, get in shape and tick off some life experiences in New York State's great outdoors. New York has four mountain ranges, hundreds of state and national parks, and pristine natural preserves, including the Adirondacks and the Catskills. Along with over 6,700 natural bodies of water and thousands of miles of shoreline, you'll find plenty of places in New York for active adventures, including hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, just to name a few. Guests looking to enhance their fitness regime can also opt to book a stay at one of the health and fitness resorts that provide fun and energizing activities designed to help you reach your goals.

There's no better place than New York to wear out your hiking boots. We have thousands of miles of scenic trails throughout the state. From the dunes and Pine Barrens of Long Island to towpaths along the Erie Canal and the 46 magnificent High Peaks of the Adirondacks, hikers of every level enjoy our well-maintained network of trails. In the Catskills, the Devil's Path trail will give you a real challenge with cliffhanging climbs. Trails near Phoenicia lead to amazing views at the top of Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskills. This is a popular area for family camping as well as trout fishing and tubing on the Esopus Creek.

Or pump up the tires, check the chain and get that bicycle in shape for a cycling vacation. From the vast state park trails that wind through New York State's scenic wilderness to those playful country roads lined with farmer's markets and small friendly towns, we've got the just the terrain to suit your mood. Get started with a cycling refresher from the state's Department of Transportation Bicycling & Pedestrian Programs. They'll provide you with updated information about bicycling & pedestrian resources in New York State. 

Minty Wellness in Greater Niagara offers an oasis from stress and daily routines, a place where you can relax, rejuvenate, and eat well, while minimizing impact on the environment. The hotel is a raw food and vegan establishment. They believe this diet can achieve amazing results for your health and wish to spread the message to others and to assist them in achieving this goal if they so desire. They aim to educate their guests on health and wellness while offering extreme luxury and comfort. During your stay at Minty you will have a choice of Raw Living or Cooked Vegan Cuisine in order to help you achieve your Weight Loss, Detox, Wellness, and Rejuvenation Goals or just to experience a relaxing time away from the cares of your daily routine. The chefs work with you to create meals based on your health and dietary needs. Your menu will be specifically tailored to your likes and dislikes. If you are following a specific diet, have food allergies or are just looking to improve your dietary habits, they will provide meals especially designed for you.

The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara offers guests a breathtaking environment to make life-changing transformations. Located in New York's Java Center, a short drive from Niagara Falls, this weight loss retreat destination provides the ideal balance of fitness, education, nourishment and relaxation that will change your body, mind and spirit. Whether you're hoping to lose substantial weight, or are in need of a fitness resort getaway, the Biggest Loser Resort Niagara provides a balanced plan that encourages a positive and lasting change. Rise and shine each morning with an exhilarating outdoor group activity that challenges you mentally and physically. Enjoy unique and encouraging camaraderie with your fellow weight loss resort guests during the wide variety of daily group fitness exercises led by compassionate, motivating trainers and instructors. Throughout the week, you'll enjoy delicious spa cuisine meals that are designed to satisfy what your body needs to get the results you want. As a guest, you can reward your body with a refreshing weight loss spa treatment, relax in the casual elegance of your guestroom or gather with new friends at the poolside lounge.

Point virtually anywhere on a map of New York. Wherever you decide to travel, you'll find a great trail to explore and get fit. For more information, visit www.iloveny.com.

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