Summer brings out some of the best adventures across New York State. Discover award-winning beaches from Long Island's white sandy coastline to relaxing shores on calm lakes. Feeling a little adventurous? Take a canoe or kayak ride, try whitewater rafting, or lay back and float on a tube down a lazy river. For more of a relaxed view of your beautiful surroundings, scenic train rides and drives will lead you to gondola rides and hiking trails. If you're in the Adirondacks, a stop at the Wild Center is a must!
A truly unique way to experience peaceful serenity and amazing views is by hot air balloon in the Hudson Valley or soaring in the Finger Lakes. Want even more spectacular views? State parks like Niagara Falls and Letchworth offer amazing vistas and waterfalls. Chill by traversing the cool depths of underground treasures like Howe Caverns, and then take a ride on their zip-line for a rush of adventure.
Put it all into perspective with a little history. From John Brown's Farm in Lake Placid to Harriet Tubman's home in Auburn, you'll discover our state's rich past, including our role as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to historic sites, world-class museums are great ways to explore and experience our heritage, from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown to the Museum at Bethel Woods in the Catskills. With so many festivals, fairs and top events to attend, and countless craft beverages and dining options to sample, you will definitely want to stay at least another day!