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New York Family Fun

LGBT Family FunIt's easy to entertain your child - or inner child - in New York.  Whether you're in the mood for a beautiful beachamusement parknature centersummer festivalscenic railwayski area or New York City icon, New York has an amazing array of ways and places for LGBT families to have fun, refresh and reconnect throughout the year.

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Amusement parks have rides that thrill with speed and refresh with cool water, everything from classic amusement rides to the latest high-tech adventures. New York is a particular treasure trove of historic parks, from famous Coney Island to Rye PlaylandSylvan Lake and Midway State Park. Binghamton has a collection of classic carousels throughout the city, all free of charge. You can also take a spin on a midway ride or try your luck at a game of skill at the fun-filled New York State Fair, in Syracuse from late August through early September.

Maybe you just want some waterside fun. Ocean beaches abound on Long Island, and if you prefer to go jump in a lake, so to speak, you'll find great beaches around our lakes, including Grafton Lakes State Park in Grafton, Lakeside Beach State Park on Lake Ontario, and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.

Let's go out to a ballgame, from major league baseballfootball,hockey and more in New York City, Buffalo and Long Island, to any of the multitude of minor league parks and arenas across the state.

When the leaves start to change, have the unique experience of being part of New York's amazing agricultural heritage. Pick your own apples or choose the perfect pumpkin. Laugh as you wander through a maze of corn stalks, take a hayride, or pet a friendly llama. Have some Halloween fun at one of the state's seasonal haunted attractions, many rated among the best in the nation, like the Headless Horseman Hayride in the Hudson Valley

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Even just surrounding yourself with the spectacular rainbow of fall foliage is a treat, especially from aboard one of the state's scenic railways, like the Catskill Mountain Railroad, which takes you along the scenic Esopus in one of its vintage coaches.

Winter in New York State brings an exhilarating flurry of activity. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing - or freefalling downhill in a luge, a sled or a toboggan - you can do it in New York State. Ice is nice and we have plenty of that, as well, on hundreds of lakes, large and small, perfect forice skating, ice fishing, and even ice-sculpting. 

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And when the weather warms, we don't miss a beat. Thrill to whitewater rafting in the Hudson River Gorge, and on the Black River and the formidable Moose River. Later in the season, try it on western New York's Cattaraugus Creek through Zoar Valley or the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park.

Of course, if you wish to greet the warming weather at a slower - and tastier - pace, you're more than welcome to stop in at one of our many sugar houses producing maple syrup, sugar and candies. Special Maple Weekends in March make for some of the most delicious, fun and family-oriented celebrations in the state!


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