One of the most telling sights of winter in New York are the tourists sitting on freezing open-top double-decker sightseeing buses, hugging themselves tightly and breathing into their woollen scarves to keep warm. It’s not just New York City that’s compelling; it’s festive New York in that time of year – the best of the…

Ski Areas Add New Lift Power, Snow-Making Muscle, Dining and Lodging Options From new trails and snowmaking equipment, to resort upgrades, New York continues to add to the winter experience found across the State. As the fall chill gets cooler and skiers think about tuning up their equipment, mountain resorts are gearing up for the…

The Headless Horseman hayride and associated delights are part of an outdoor “haunted” attraction (located in Ulster Park, about 6 miles from Kingston, NY), that features Escape Rooms. The Great Room Escape is a fully interactive and immersive experience with only 60 minutes to escape from the themed room. Their motto is “A New York…

Fall in Central New York Enjoy outdoor adventure this Fall with Central New York’s 14 beautiful state parks. Hundreds of miles of trails to hike and bike while taking in the beautiful fall colors of autumn. Fall is a perfect time to go antiquing with antique shops scattered along the roadsides in almost every town.…

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…

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the $20 million Jones Beach Boardwalk Cafe is open for business, bringing back a popular dining option and renewed vitality to Central Mall at the heart of Jones Beach State Park. The revitalization of Long Island’s most-visited state park is part of the Governor’s NY Parks 2020 multi-year commitment…

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,…

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