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Author: Katherine Dunn

Katherine "Kate" Dunn is a travel, nature and photography enthusiast. She is a New York native and was the Digital Editorial Coordinator of ILoveNY.com and the I LOVE NY app from January 2016 to December 2017.

Cold Spring courtesy of Dallas Phelps

Tucked along the Hudson River, where nature meets art, you’ll find Cold Spring. Once a vital artillery center during the American Civil War, this river town has blossomed into an idyllic village where local restaurants and Main Street boutiques greet Hudson Highlands hikers as well as culture lovers from nearby New York City. For a dive into the beauty of the Hudson Valley, here is your 48-hour guide to Cold Spring.

A picture of the Eleanor Roosevelt House and pond

To highlight iconic women in history in New York and their impact, from Susan B. Anthony's Suffrage movement to Eleanor Roosevelt's human rights work to Lucille Ball's entertainment industry firsts, below are eight places to experience women’s history in New York.

Via Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Via Aquarium

Originally published 12/22/17

Winter's chill may have you longing for the warmer days of summer. And while snowy skies are ahead for at least the next couple of months, that doesn't mean you have to hibernate. Here are seven awesome ways to act like it's summer in the middle of winter.

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum - Photo Courtesy of Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

How should you spend a three-day weekend in New York State? Winter brings long holiday weekendsdon't spend them at home, get out and explore! Here are six weekend getaways that bring out the best in winter. 

A transparent ornament hangs from a Christmas tree with shops in the background

Credit: Marta Zielinska

What do you buy for the person who has everything? Holiday markets are sprouting up across New York, where local art, specialty crafts, and food and drink make the gift-giving season a breeze. Here are the markets to hit before the season's over! 

A building on the grounds of the John Brown Farm State Historic Site

February marks Black History Month, and New York state is filled with African American history, with unique experiences related to jazz, sports and icons like Jackie Robinson, culturally rich neighborhoods like Harlem, and important sites such as John Brown Farm (pictured) and the Harriet Tubman Home. New York state played an important role in the Underground Railroad, which helped tens of thousands of freedom seekers escape enslavement. In recognition of Black History Month, from parks and historic sites to music and culture, here are 12 places to experience Black history in New York State.

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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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. 

The Point Resort - Mohawk Room - Photo Courtesy of The Point Resort

You may be on a budget, but that doesn't mean you need to stay home this winter. Off-season deals and cozy cabins make this the season for everyone. From oceanfront retreats to snowy mountain peakshere are seven winter vacations for budget, mid-range, and luxury travelers in New York.

Cooperstown - Photos Courtesy of ThisIsCooperstown.com

While the National Baseball Hall of Fame has given Cooperstown a sporty reputation, there is far more to discover in this town beyond the outfield. Imagine award-winning craft beer, art galleries,