Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks
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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. Take a spin on any number of ice skating rinks throughout the state or on top of a canal at Canalside Buffalo and 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 along the wild forested routes on the vast Tug Hill Plateau and other popular trails.
Want to spend time indoors? New York's world-class museums are open all year, from the 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 Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, where you can tour the mansion's galleries and view one of the country's largest and most advanced planetariums. Escape the cold and still experience thrills at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark.
Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available.
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