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Posts from September 2023

Bottles and glasses of cider sit on a table with a back drop of the Catskill Mountains
Credit: @seminaryhillny on Instagram

The secret ingredient to well-crafted cider is delicious apples and New York has some of the greatest (there’s a reason we’re called the Big Apple!). In fact, New York is the largest producer of hard cider in the country and the second-largest apple-producing state. With more than 40 different apple varieties, 600 growers, and hundreds of world-class cideries, this is the place to be for award-winning cider. From the Hudson Valley’s fast-growing cideries and photogenic orchards to the Finger Lakes’ unique terroir and lakeside views, sip back, relax, take in the apple-scented atmosphere, and enjoy a crisp glass of New York cider. Here’s everything you need to know about exploring Empire State apple country. For more information about New York Cider, visit newyorkciderassociation.com

Buffalo Bills
Credit: @thedanlevy

Fall is prime time for sports fans in New York State, with many pro and collegiate seasons kicking off and running through winter. While two Bronx-based teams, the Yankees and…

Bear Mountain in Fall

Feel liberated while you hike through New York State this fall. From the Appalachian Trail to the Catskill Mountains to Adirondack Park, there is endless natural beauty - and foliage - across our great state, and now is the time to experience it!

Barrel saunas stand in a serene lakeside garden at the Lake House on Canandaigua
Credit: @lakehousecdga on Instagram

Feel the demands of daily life melt away as you indulge in a world of tranquility and rejuvenation on a wellness retreat steeped in luxury in New York State.

A blue and yellow US Navy Blue Angels jet suspended from the ceiling at the Cradle of Aviation

October 7-9 marks Path Through History Weekend in New York State, a chance to celebrate the rich and vibrant past, from the lush Adirondacks to the sandy shores of Long Island. Below, we’ve selected a

A fancy lunchtime spread of white wine, crackers, cheese, and almonds at Moosewood Restaurant along with a couscous salad
Credit: @adriannainewell and @moosewood_restaurant on Instagram

Ah, fall. The cooler air and shorter days signify that harvest season is here! Throw on your favorite flannel and celebrate this special time of year in New York State by discovering tasty treats and fresh delicious eats

Ellicottville Fall Festival

Experience the exhilaration of autumn in New York State this October with great happenings from delighting in colorful seasonal festivals to indulging in exquisite culinary pleasures, and embarking on

When Anthony Met Stanton statue. Photograph by Ethan LaCroix

From July 19–20, 1848, a group of 300 women and 42 men came together in Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls for the first-ever women's rights convention in the U.S. They began laying the groundwork for what would lead to women's suffrage in New York in 1917, three years before the nation followed. It has been over 100 years since​ the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The Wesleyan Chapel stands at the corner of Fall and Mynderse Streets, anchoring a charming strip in a Finger Lakes town that makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

Varying colors of red, orange, yellow, and green trees surround blue lake waters with colorful mountains in the background

As the crisp breeze of autumn welcomes all things pumpkin spice and vibrant bursts of color, there is no better time to traverse New York’s versatile landscapes. Beat the end-of-summer blues by…

Mount Hope Cemetery

For those who seek it, New York State has a darker side to show off to fans of the offbeat, eerie, or macabre. Discover ghosts, haunted hotels, and creepy graveyards when you check out these spooky spots.