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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Castle

Indoors or outdoors, there are plenty of great things to do in New York State in February. Celebrate Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, and Black History Month, enjoy a chocolate and wine festival, tap your feet to great jazz, savor delicious mac and cheese, treat your taste buds to some hearty chowder,

Via Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Via Aquarium

Originally published 12/22/17. Updated 12/29/22.

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.

People walk through the towering frozen ice castles in Lake George
Credit: @brittttttttt._ on Instagram

Winter is here and it's time to start planning your next adventure in New York State! Will you opt to head outdoors for snow-related activities like skiing the greatest vertical east of the Rockies or ziplining over snow-covered pines? For less extreme activities, explore world-famous museums, or get into the holiday spirit with a brilliant light show. Whatever you choose, take advantage of the winter wonderlands and check out these must-do winter activities throughout New York State! 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - Photo Courtesy of Macy's, Inc.
Photo Courtesy of Macy's, Inc.

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!