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    Snowboarding at Windham Mountain

Winter in New York

Winter getaways are the best in New York State.

While some places shut down when it gets colder, New York State becomes a winter wonderland. Ski or snowboard on the high peaks, scenic trails, and fresh powder of renowned mountains like Whiteface and Hunter. Experience the magic of frozen waterfalls. Take a bobsled ride and learn about the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, where the 1932 and 1980 games were held. Play in a frozen castle during the Lake Saranac Winter Carnival. Stay in a cozy cabin or bed and breakfast.

Want to spend time indoors? New York's world-class museums are open all year, from Metropolitan Museum of Art, to Corning Museum of Glass, to an entire museum dedicated to the art of playing, Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester.

Don't forget the sparkling holiday light displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice-fishing, dog-sledding, the ice bikes at Canalside in Buffalo, or visiting Santa's village in North Pole, New York.

Plan your next winter getaway in New York!

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