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It’s the most wonderful time of the year - and New York State is jam packed with festivities the whole family will love. Spend your December days exploring a winter village, stopping by the North Pole, and ringing in the New Year in Times Square. No matter what mother nature serves up this month, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in New York State!

It’s fall in New York State… can you feel it in the air? The landscape is starting to change color (see our Fall Foliage Report for the latest updates) and the winds are beginning to chill. New York State is jam packed with fall events to make any autumn lover swoon. From spooky fright fests and Halloween parades to film festivals and food, you’ll soon realize why fall is the best time to travel to the Empire State. 

Embrace your inner farmer and refresh your spirit on a New York farmstay. Help out with chores like milking cows and gathering eggs, enjoy a slice of country fun, or simply relax amid soothing green acres. From rustic farmhouse to polished B&B, New York has a perfect country home for everyone. 

Fall is the perfect season for exploring New York. The sunny days, cool nights, and gorgeous scenery make for fantastic outdoor adventures. Orchards and Oktoberfests showcase some of New York's most flavorful assets - and of course there's Halloween, which is perhaps the New Yorkiest holiday of all. Use our bucket list to help build yourself a perfect season, from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. Time to get going: Before you know it winter will be here.

New York State is the place to be in the summertime, and August is no exception, with plenty of super fun events the whole family will enjoy. From balloon rallies and comedy festivals to horse races and BBQ fests, your calendar will be jam packed with exciting New York State excursions. 

From naval air shows and local varietals to internationally acclaimed ballet, New York State is bustling with activities this July. Here are some top picks from around the state. (And we didn’t forget about America’s birthday: Head here to read about some of the amazing things to do in New York for the Fourth of July.)

The ice has thawed. The sun is shining. It’s spring, and that means festivals - a lot of them - all across New York. Groove to country music, dabble in wine tasting, watch a movie and frolic through the flowers. Here are your must-catch festivals across the Empire State this summer.

Grab your two wheeler! The weather is just right for some al fresco cycling in New York State. Whether you're looking for serious thrills or tricycle-friendly rolls, you'll find the perfect pathway in New York State. Here's some of the best spots to get started on your next bike adventure. (And don't forget your helmet.)