Hiking, cycling, paddleboarding, relaxing spas make for a delightful Lake Placid family vacation this summer. Really, as one tourist told us, it’s a rather jolly place to visit.   Most of the world knows Lake Placid as the venue for the 1980 winter Olympics and naturally, has become known for winter based activities — Whiteface…

Spring is here in Finger Lakes NY, and that means you’ll find plenty of opportunities to frolic through the flowers, experience the outdoors, and enjoy the great lake, Finger Lakes wine and scenic backdrop that defines this New York State region. Whether you are looking for a low-key day of fun or a high-energy adventure,…

The prospect of an Adirondacks winter weekend trip, packed with activities from skiing to ice fishing or chocolate festivals, will make anyone forget about the gray chill of New York and dispel thoughts of staying bundled up indoors. So, pack up your gear, put on a good playlist and take a scenic drive into the…

As summer turns to autumn, upstate New York in the fall is the place to be. Enjoy the new season as it takes life in the form of annual fall traditions. Sip hot apple cider, pick pumpkins, bake hot apple pies and jump in colored leaves. For many, these fall rituals recall warm memories of…

Whether you’re a hiking novice or a pro, we’ve listed the best fall hikes in New York state. If you didn’t get a chance to hike during the summer (we know, it flew by so fast!), then don’t miss the beautiful fall foliage that upstate NY hiking trails offer. Embrace the crisp morning breeze, hear…

Apparently, there are many New Yorkers who are wistful about the pastoral wilds of upstate NY in summer; and they ask themselves the question, where’s the blueberry picking near me? Where do I find the farms? Is it July yet? What is it about blueberry picking that makes it a desirable experience? For one thing,…

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