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Posts from October 2023

Tom the Turkey float makes its way along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route
Credit: @mitzgami on Instagram

From delighting in wondrous festivals and parades to indulging in locally made goodies and getting a jump start on holiday shopping, November in New York is packed with events, thrills, and fun for all!

Exterior view of Graestone Manor

Photo Credit: AmityPhotos.com

Feeling brave? Up the fear factor this Halloween and embark on a supernatural getaway to these 16 hotels and inns that are all part of the Haunted History Trail of New

Waterpark at Greek Peak

You don’t ski. But you’re tagging along with friends and family to the mountain. Have no fear! Here are seven New York State ski resorts with amazing things to do—no skis required.

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Trees with orange and yellow leaves stand in front of a grey two story boathouse
Credit: @innsofaurora on Instagram

October is New York State History Month and we’re throwing it back to a few moments and places in NY history with a fun nostalgic twist. Scroll down to find the

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season. Each year, more than 50 million TV viewers joined by 3.5 million people in New York City attend or tune in for this beloved event through Manhattan. The parade takes place along a 2.5-mile route from West 77th Street & Central Park West to Macy's Herald Square. Great views can be found along Central Park West from West 77th to West 61st Streets, and along 6th Avenue from West 59th to West 38th Streets.

Building at Ganondagan State Historic Site
Credit: @heatherjordanlarson on Instagram

In recognition of November’s Native American Heritage Month, we’ve put together some of the top places in New York State to learn about the traditions, culture, and contributions of Native Americans. From wampum belts and hand-woven baskets to detailed clothing and authentic log cabins, you’ll discover the fascinating work of the state’s first inhabitants. With interactive exhibits, walking trails, and seasonal events, there’s much to be explored! 

Exterior of a white inn at sunset overlooking the water
Credit: @chestnutinnoquaga on Instagram

From luxurious hotel retreats and engaging museum exhibits to apple orchard UTV tours and restaurant-openings galore, there’s always something new to discover

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. 

A snow-covered street view of Vidler's red and white colored 5 & 10 storefront with a red and white pinstriped awning and a large clock post standing in front of it

The holiday season is here! The festive lights are glowing, the hot chocolate is flowing, and in between this magical atmosphere, people across the state are scratching their heads trying to think of that special gift to give to a special someone in their lives.

Members of Ballet Hispanico perform a routine
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown, courtesy of the American Dance Festival

From Ballet Hispánico's mesmerizing performances to the cultural treasures housed in Buffalo AKG Art Museum, explore the mosaic of