Discover so many amazing places on New York walking tours and here's some info to get you started.
New York City is perfect for tours on foot. Pick a neighborhood or a few landmarks, and then meander. “Off the beaten path,” New York Food Tours are yummy, fun, and you’ll glimpse NYC history, culture, architecture, shopping and ‘I want to go back THERE’ ideas.
A former Long Island Gold Coast estate is now transformed into Planting Fields Arboretum State Park: with 409 acres of greenhouses, formal gardens, woodland paths and more, it’s an ideal day trip walking destination.
You can take a self-guided walking tour of Albany to explore the fascinating history of the NYS Capitol, its magnificent architecture and more. Print a brochure or download a podcast onto iTunes – and go! At Crown Point State Historic Site in the Capital-Saratoga region, you can explore the ruins of 18th century structures, the pier and lighthouse, and the museum’s award-winning multimedia programs.
In Canandaigua, you may tour the stately rooms of The Sonnenberg Mansion or consult the gardens’ blooming schedule: The Greenhouse Conservatory, The Japanese Garden, The Sub-Rosa Garden, The Moonlight Garden, The Peacock House, and all the grounds are simply breathtaking. The National Baseball Hall of Fame is just one popular Cooperstown destination: discover its frontier heritage, brewery, Glimmerglass, even haunted houses!
Adirondack walking tours explore Great Camp Sagamore, the Vanderbilts’ wilderness estate from 1901-1954, and White Pine Camp, where Calvin Coolidge had his summer White House. Delve into the War of 1812 with visits to the 1000 Island's Sackets Harbor Battlefield or Oswego’s State Historic Site at Fort Ontario.
Old Fort Niagara has dominated the Niagara River’s entrance since 1726; today, over 100,000 visitors a year visit this National and NYS Historic Site to see original military architecture and fortifications, living history events, historical exhibits and special programs. Make a reservation to visit the six-structure Darwin Martin House, a 20th century architectural masterpiece and one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest Prairie Houses, or view 250+ towering steel sculptures set in 450 acres of woods, fields, ponds and trails at Griffis Sculpture Park.
Exploring Olana, the home of famed Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church is an unforgettable experience. Take a guided house tour, enjoy flowers in the restored garden, explore the five-mile Carriage Road, walk around the lake, picnic or sketch under the trees, and end the day with a lovely Hudson Valley sunset. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge and a former railroad bridge, is 1.28 miles of gorgeous Hudson River views, fresh air and you’ll soak up some local history at the same time!
Many NYS historic sites and landmarks have guided walking tours of their grounds and trails. Plan a NY walking tour to last a weekend, a week -- or longer!