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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,

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! 

Main Street in Catskill at night

How many main streets in New York have you shopped? With unique architecture, beautiful window displays, and business-lined sidewalks, the state boasts some of the best main streets for shopping. From classic souvenirs and high-end clothes

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!

A fancy lunchtime spread of white wine, crackers, cheese, and almonds at Moosewood Restaurant along with a couscous salad
Credit: @adriannainewell and @moosewood_restaurant on Instagram

Ah, fall. The cooler air and shorter days signify that harvest season is here! Throw on your favorite flannel and celebrate this special time of year in New York State by discovering tasty treats and fresh delicious eats

White and red buildings amid fall foliage at the Farmers' Museum
Credit: @thefarmersmuseum on Instagram

New York State’s quaint towns and villages can be as picturesque as a postcard or as captivating as a TikTok, especially in the fall when their nature spots sparkle with colorful foliage

The Canandaigua Lady, a replica of a 19th-century double-decker paddlewheel boat, on the lake at sunset surrounded by fall foliage

Get out on the water and see New York State’s marvelous fall foliage from a different perspective! Witness the beautiful shades of autumn reflected on the water’s surface as you cruise along historic canals, pristine lakes, and tranquil rivers

Quaint cottages surrounded by beautiful fall foliage at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Credit: @snugharborccbg on Instagram

October 8-10 marks Path Through History Weekend in New York State, a chance to celebrate the rich and vibrant past from the banks of Lake George to the south shore of Long Island. Below, we’ve selected a series of can’t-miss events ranging from cider making