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Winter in New York

Winter getaways are the best in New York State.

While some places shut down when the weather 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, Bristol, 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. For those who crave more of a rush, try snowmobiling

Want to spend time indoors? New York's world-class museums are open all year, from Dia:Beacon to Corning Museum of Glass, to an entire museum dedicated to the art of playing, Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. You'll also find places for education and entertainment all over the state, like the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island, where you can learn all about the past, present, and future of flight.

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. There's always something to do here!

Remember to keep six feet apart from others not in your party and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Be advised that New York has a travel advisory in effect, which requires travelers from non-contiguous states to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York State. Travelers may undergo COVID testing to test out. For more details, see the guidelines for the travel advisory here.

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