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Posts from July 2022

Chocolate Workshops at New York Kitchen

You know about the M&Ms store in Times Square, we’ve told you where to get some of the best chocolate-covered donuts in the state, and we’ve even spilled the (chocolate) beans on where to find

State Fair Donut Fries

If you haven't given much thought to state fairs since the days where you could slam down multiple chili cheese dogs and funnel cakes with zero remorse, we get it. But with the Great New York State Fair kicking off August 23, it's as good a time as any for a gentle reminder of what you've been missing since then. Here, we round out our list of 13 not-to-be-missed indulgences at this year's Fair.

A group of people stand on a scenic overlook taking in sprawling views of fall foliage from Coney Mountain in Tupper Lake Adirondacks

From the foothills of the Catskill Mountains to the peaks of the Adirondacks, New York is home to one of the most vivid autumns in the world. Whether you see it from a scenic roadway, from up in the air, or from a gorgeous hiking trail, the vibrant fall leaves will fill you with wonder amidst the changing seasons. Here’s your everlasting map to the most scenic fall foliage activities and destinations all over New York State. 

NYC with Central Park

Updated: June 30, 2023

New York City is full of accessible attractions that are ready to welcome visitors of all abilities, from world-class museums to hidden gems that you’ve got to see to believe

New Paltz Farmer's Market

From honey to harvest, New York State comes alive from spring to early autumn. Here are some of the best farmer’s markets across the state to shop local and taste all that our great state has to offer. Many of the markets move indoors for winter, often through April. Check the markets' individual sites for up-to-date details and for information about participating farms and purveyors. 

A county fair at sunset.

County fairs came about in America in the 18th century and were a place for farmers to show off their livestock, merchants to sell their wares, and homemakers to prove they made the best blueberry

Classic silver Airstream camper at the Treetopia Campground
Credit: @treetopia_campground on Instagram

If you miss the days of paper road maps and cassette tapes, New York has plenty of activities and experiences to add a vintage vibe to your next vacation.

A person in a blue sweater rock climbing a mountain in the 'Gunks overlooking the green forest below
Credit: @mountain_duck_ on Instagram

Calling all outdoor adventure enthusiasts! Looking to take your summer getaways to the next level? New York State has you covered. Whether you’re looking to dip

Cyclists riding in front of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Courtesy of Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company

Looking for unique ways to sightsee in New York State? These bike tours will allow cyclists to see a different side of the Empire State. Depending on the tour, you might ride along the Erie Canal or on the back roads of the Hudson Valley. There are tours that will have you pedaling up mountains, around a sparkling lake, and on trails that American spies once tread upon. Find the ride that’s right for you, don your helmet, and start pedaling!