With waterfront parks, open-air restaurants, vintage boutiques and lively downtowns, these NY villages feel like home. Explore these walking-friendly, charming locations that will fill your days with fun and excitement.

Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson
The salty sea breeze fills village boutiques, wine glasses chime from open air bistros and the marina sunset greets families as they stroll by Ralph's ice cream parlor. This is Port Jeff, a coastal gem whose lively downtown and beachy atmosphere creates a storybook setting. Whether you're exploring Harborfront Park, walking the kids to the Maritime Explorium, sampling at Port Jeff Brewing Co. or strolling through main street's vintage boutiques, this North Shore treasure will have you buzzing all weekend long.

Cold Spring - Photographer Dallas Phelps

Cold Spring
The magic of this town lies in its locations--on the shores of the Hudson River and neighboring Breakneck Ridge--it's a dream destination for artists and outdoorsmen alike. Walk the 19th century streets where families enjoy novelty shopping, waterfront dining at Hudson House and hikers find refuge after a day in neighboring Hudson Highlands

Ithaca
It may be the rhythmic beat of live music from The Dock or the Hogwarts-like architecture of Cornell University, but one thing's for certain, a walk through Ithaca will leave you spellbound. Overlooking Cayuga Lake, this village is a trove of artisan shops, music and craft beverages. Walk amongst vintage stores and open-air restaurants at Ithaca Commons, absorb the cascading beauty of Ithaca Falls and fall in love with this village with every step.

Skaneateles

Skaneateles 
Mirroring the beauty of its namesake lake in every art gallery and B&B, the village of Skaneateles is a favorite for outdoorsmen and wine-lovers alike. Stroll the red brick sidewalks to White Birch Vineyards Tasting Room, explore its novelty shops and Historic District architecture as you fall in love with this Finger Lake town.

Tarrytown

Tarrytown
The setting of and around The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, novelist Washington Irving knew Tarrytown romantic landscape and quaint village would captivate the world. View the Gothic Revival architecture of Lyndhurst estate, walk the cobblestone streets to a show at Tarrytown Music Hall and enjoy a waterfront feast at Sunset Cove as you explore this enchanting village by foot.

Pittsford

Pittsford Village
Many villages boast character and quaint shops, but few can compare to the canalside charm of Pittsford Village. Whether you're strolling the Erie Canal Heritage Trail, tasting craft brews at Lock 32 or exploring the water with Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours, this village's irresistible charm will have you hooked.

Lake George

Lake George
Travel + Leisure deemed it one of America's most beautiful lakes, and for good reason, it's glacial waters offer kayaking and outdoor fun right next to a beautiful village. After your cruise with Lake George Steam Boat Co., explore this Adirondack village by foot where museums, outdoor restaurants and live music by the water color the streets. 

Cooperstown

Cooperstown
The baseball capital and a craft beer hub of the East Coast, this village is known for it's sport culture and all-American charm. While the National Baseball Hall of Fame first put Cooperstown on the map, it's since grown into a top destination for people seeking art and craftsmanship at hotspot like the Fenimore Art Museum, opera at the Glimmerglass Festival and the Cooperstown Beverage Trail.

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