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Posts from September 2019

Brewery Ommegang

New York State is home to celebrated wine regions, the verdant farm-to-table hotbed in the Hudson Valley, and some of the best microbrews, cheeses, and chocolates found anywhere. Why not take a self-guided culinary adventure and discover the bounty of the Empire State? Local organizations have done most of the work for you in creating food and wine trails to help you discover favorites at your own pace and find delicious off-the-beaten-path places along the way!

NYS Capitol - Photo Courtesy of Capital-Saratoga Tourism, Inc.

Credit: @abovealbany & @Amityphotos.com

The Capital-Saratoga region is well-known for its Revolutionary War history, farming communities, and craft beverage scene. But did you know that the potato chip was invented right in Saratoga or that the character of Uncle Sam is said to be modeled after a former resident of Troy? Settle in as we take you through 11 more secrets of the Capital-Saratoga region for foodies, history lovers, appreciators of art and architecture, and travelers looking to get off the beaten path.

Crowd viewing the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

There is so much happening in the month of October in New York State! The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp, and the pumpkins need carving. It’s also prime time for fall events, with oyster shucking, craft beer, history, and more worth celebrating. Not to mention that Halloween is quickly approaching. October is the perfect time to get outside and explore all that New York State has to offer.

Courtesy of Peek'n Peak Resort

With summer vacation over and winter holidays months away, it might seem as though somebody hit the pause button on family fun. But the weather outside is cool and crisp and New York fall foliage is simply spectacular—so don’t sit this season out! An affordable weekend getaway is all you need to enjoy the weather, nature, and each other. Read on for 10 amazing trips that each can fit into a weekend and won’t break the bank!

Adirondack Balloon Festival
Credit: Jim Vallee

Calling all New York State adventure seekers! For those of you who accidentally spent your summers working and daydreaming about lounging at swimming holes in the Adirondacks or ziplining over the treetops in the Catskills, now is the time to plan an adventure in New York State. Whether you’re interested in diving to sunken shipwrecks or riding on horseback through the mountains, adventure calls across New York State. Remember to recreate responsibly

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.