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Posts from July 2023

Aerial view of the white and black Tibbetts Point Lighthouse looking out to the water at sunset

Credit: @tibbettspointlighthouse on Instagram

A mystical and magical destination with iconic mansions and castles, historic lighthouses, dazzling riverside views, and hundreds of miles of

Pumpkins in a bin at Indian Ladder Falls

Why is New York in the fall so magical? The leaves change from deep green to dazzling shades of orange, red, and yellow. The warm air turns crisp and cool. The activities offer fall family fun for everyone, with apple picking and scenic drives, colorful hikes, and romantic small-town getaways.

A man fly fishes in a stream

With 7,600 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and coastline galore, New York is an angler’s oasis. World-class fishing draws fishing enthusiasts from around the globe (and beginners)

Coney Mountain from Route 30 in Tupper Lake

New York State transforms into a patchwork of luscious red, orange, and yellow foliage in the fall, but the magic won’t last long! To help you plan your fall getaway, here's a look at where to see

Varying colors of red, orange, yellow, and green trees surround blue lake waters with colorful mountains in the background
Credit: @dannywild11 on Instagram

Are you ready to trade sunburn and hot summer days for soft comfy sweaters, chilly nights, and fall foliage galore? The good news is, leaf-peeping season is right around the corner! Fall festivities are a big deal here in New York State, and reservations for hotels, festivals, and events are already filling up. Spend the weekend relaxing at resorts nestled among the mountains, picking New York apples at scenic orchards, celebrating the beauty of autumn at vibrant festivals, and much more. Here are 11 New York State fall getaways you need to book now. 

The exterior of the Stonewall Inn, a brick facade with rainbow flags in windows above

There is no better place to celebrate LGBTQ history and culture than in New York State. From historically significant sites to funky neighborhoods, there are countless places to explore and learn

A photo of the Broadway and 42nd street intersection street sign

These great books all have one very special thing in common: New York State! From classic literature to page-turning nonfiction to accounts of major historical moments and figures, these books offer insights into what makes New York such a special place. Add these to your summer reading list or enjoy them in any season. You may even be inspired to plan a visit to an attraction based on these 11 great books set in New York State! 

The charming green-roofed Fox Creek Covered Bridge reflected on the water's surface along with stunning scenery of fall foliage

Credit: @oakandspurs on Instagram

Dreaming of quaint, simpler times? Covered bridges seem to possess this magical gift to transport us to a peaceful break from the present with the power of

Travers Stakes At Saratoga Race Course

Get ready for an eventful month – August in New York State is jam-packed with an abundance of varied and exciting activities, including celebrations of music, food, art, comedy, and more. You’ll enjoy

Orange metal chairs stand next to tables in the outdoor patio decked out with draping flowers and vines outside Contento in East Harlem

Photo credit: Anna Pakman

From a center dedicated to showcasing Deaf artists to a restaurant that’s raising the bar on inclusivity to an accessible camping experience, these New York destinations