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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 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, NY. 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.

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 destinations all over New York State.

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center - Photo Courtesy of Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center

Make your summer family vacation fun and filled with new things to do--without breaking the bank. New York is chock full of summer vacation destinations from the Adirondack Peaks to the vineyard studded Finger Lake shores. So whether you're planning a family vacation or weekend getaway for two, look here for your next budget-friendly summer vacation.

NYS Fair - Photo Courtesy of The Great New York State Fair

It may be the glittering lights, the heart-pounding coasters, or the promise of new memories that attract thousands of visitors to the Great New York State Fair. Whatever your reason, one thing's for sure—there's a lot of fun in store. From wild cats to live music and the tastiest fair foods, here's what's new and happening at the 2016 Great New York State Fair!