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Take a Summer Road trip
to Upstate New York
Come for the Day or Stay & Play ..
Enjoy a Great Lakes Vacation
on the Seaway Trail
Explore all Four Sections
Sunset over Oswego Harbor
Experience The Falls
and Feel the Rush
Visit Niagara Falls this Summer
American Falls, Niagara Falls
Get Ready for RVing
& Camping
Reserve the Perfect Site
Consider Renting an RV, Too !
Go Hiking, Biking & Birding
in the Adirondacks
Discover the Nature Trails
Thomas Mtn, Lake George
Find Wine & Waterfalls
in the Finger Lakes
See the Grand Canyon of the East ..
Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen
Spend a Day Exploring
the Erie Canal
Get Ready for the 2020 Season !
Skaneateles Lake, NY.
Plan a Fishing Expedition
to the Great Lakes
Book a Charter
King Salmon, Pulaski, NY
Travel the Path
through History
at over 225 Cultural Attractions !
See Boldt Castle, 1000 Islands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In the Vacationlands of Upstate New York
 


Travel restrictions may be lifted by late Spring or early Summer, but during the Corona Virus Pandemic, Discover Upstate NY  is concerned for the health and well-being of vacationers and their families. To minimize exposure, All travel-related attractions, including museums, theaters, malls, gyms, casinos, amusement parks, cafeterias, and bowling alleys are temporarily closed. The State of NY has imposed a ban on local gatherings, and has ordered the closure of restaurants and pubs except for take out orders. DUNY recommends checking for cancellations and availability of lodgings before planning a trip.
 

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Erie Canalway Update 4/1/2020:  Now more than ever, getting outside for fresh air and exercise may be just what you need. The Canalway Trail and grounds of NY state parks & historic sites remain open. Learn about the Canalway Challenge, and set a goal for getting outside. Don't congregate, keep a safe 6 foot distance apart, and begin logging your miles. Visit www.calanwaychallenge.org  to sign up.

 
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Journey to the Underground Wonders at Howe Caverns
Central New York
Explore Journey to the Underground Wonders at Howe Caverns Using Our Interactive Map
Howe Caverns is the largest show cave in the Northeast U.S. and stays a pleasant 55 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
Enjoy a Great Lakes Vacation on the Seaway Trail
All Regions
Explore Enjoy a Great Lakes Vacation on the Seaway Trail Using Our Interactive Map
From the Thousand Islands to Niagara Falls & more, this Journey along the Seaway Trail is Pure Upstate NY !
Go Soaring over the 'Grand Canyon of the East'
The Finger Lakes
Explore Go Soaring over the 'Grand Canyon of the East' Using Our Interactive Map
Launching from Letchworth State Park, 'Balloons Over Letchworth' offers spectacular views of the Falls and more ..
Explore the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY
Thousand Islands
Explore Explore the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY Using Our Interactive Map
Walk around more than 300 unique and beautifully-preserved boats and thousands of boating artifacts.
Follow the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley
Explore Follow the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Hudson Valley Using Our Interactive Map
Surrounded by picturesque streams, hillsides, and forest, the trail runs directly through the heart of New Paltz.
See a Prehistoric Mastodon at The New York State Museum
Capital-Saratoga
Explore See a Prehistoric Mastodon at The New York State Museum Using Our Interactive Map
Albany's New York State Museum is a Fun Place to Visit and a Major Center for art, science, human and natural history.
Tour resplendent Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands
Explore Tour resplendent Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands Using Our Interactive Map
Take a refreshing boat ride to historic Boldt Castle, and tour one of New York's the most famous Attractions ..
Hike the Kaaterskill Trail and Experience a Giant Waterfall
The Catskills
Explore Hike the Kaaterskill Trail and Experience a Giant Waterfall Using Our Interactive Map
A popular destinations, this waterfall has captivated the hearts of poets, painters, film makers & photographers ..
Enjoy a Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise
Niagara-Western NY
Explore Enjoy a Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise Using Our Interactive Map
Experience this AAA Gem Attraction featured on the History Channel that will take you past five of the original 1800's locks.
Watch Auto Racing at Watkins Glen International
The Finger Lakes
Explore Watch Auto Racing at Watkins Glen International Using Our Interactive Map
One of the most historic and storied road courses in North America, "The Glen"? is now the modern day home to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ..
Find your Favorite Entertainment in Glens Falls
Capital-Saratoga
Explore Find your Favorite Entertainment in Glens Falls Using Our Interactive Map
Originally called the Glens Falls Civic Center, Cool Insuring Arena is a 4,794-seat multi-purpose arena for exciting hockey action, concerts and much more.
Take the Floating Tiki Tour at Lake George
The Adirondacks
Explore Take the Floating Tiki Tour at Lake George Using Our Interactive Map
Experience the beauty of Lake George in a new way – on a covered, 12-passenger floating Tiki barge.
Tour Historic Fort Ontario Overlooking the Great Lake
Thousand Islands
Explore Tour Historic Fort Ontario Overlooking the Great Lake Using Our Interactive Map
Oswego's Fort Ontario is the only fort in the United States that has served in all military conflicts beginning with the French and Indian War of 1754-63.
Check out the awesome Menu at Dinosaur bar-B-Q
The Finger Lakes
Explore Check out the awesome Menu at Dinosaur bar-B-Q Using Our Interactive Map
Make no bones about it, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse has the best ribs & sauces. It was named #1 on Good Morning America & The Travel Channel.
Get Stunning Views of the Falls from Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara-Western NY
Explore Get Stunning Views of the Falls from Niagara Falls State Park Using Our Interactive Map
Niaraga Falls State Park gives you everything you need to get the most out of your quest to see and experience “The Falls.”
Explore the Adirondacks on a Pedal-powered Rail Car
The Adirondacks
Explore Explore the Adirondacks on a Pedal-powered Rail Car Using Our Interactive Map
Let tour guides take you on a 6-mile rail biking journey through the beautiful Adirondack forest and over the Hudson River on a trestle bridge.
Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse
The Finger Lakes
Explore Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse Using Our Interactive Map
The hands-on interactive Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse is the world’s leading interpreters of Erie Canal history...
Catch a Baseball Game in Cooperstown
Central New York
Explore Catch a Baseball Game in Cooperstown Using Our Interactive Map
Located by the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Doubleday Field has welcomed some of the baseball world's greatest players.
Zoom down giant 300-foot Winding Water slides
The Catskills
Explore Zoom down giant 300-foot Winding Water slides Using Our Interactive Map
Nestled in the scenic northern Catskill Mountains, Zoom Flume Water Park offers safe water fun and excitement for all ages in a natural setting.
Take a Nature Cruise along Cayuga Lake
The Finger Lakes
Explore Take a Nature Cruise along Cayuga Lake Using Our Interactive Map
Enjoy family-friendly eco-cruises, tranquil sunset cruises and special events aboard Cayuga Lake's largest tour boat, the MV Teal.
See Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Hudson Valley
Explore See Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site Using Our Interactive Map
Overlooking the Hudson River, this Historic Site was General George Washington's Headquarters during the final year of the American Revolutionary War in 1776.
Go Ziplining at the Wildplay Thacher Adventure Park
Capital-Saratoga
Explore Go Ziplining at the Wildplay Thacher Adventure Park Using Our Interactive Map
John Boyd Thacher State Park’s adventure course, WildPlay Thacher, provides adventurers with 15 zip lines, 60 aerial games, and a 40-foot jump.
Ride Horses at the 150 acre Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Hudson Valley
Explore Ride Horses at the 150 acre Pine Ridge Dude Ranch  Using Our Interactive Map
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch offers riders beautiful trails to enjoy along with more than 50 horses of different breeds to choose from.
Make a Splash at Six Flags Great Escape Indoor Water Park
The Adirondacks
Explore Make a Splash at Six Flags Great Escape Indoor Water Park Using Our Interactive Map
The Lodge features a 38,00-sq ft. indoor water park with tube slides, lagoon with spray jets, warm water spa, more.
Journey to the Underground Wonders at Howe Caverns
Central New York
Explore Journey to the Underground Wonders at Howe Caverns Using Our Interactive Map
Howe Caverns is the largest show cave in the Northeast U.S. and stays a pleasant 55 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
Enjoy a Great Lakes Vacation on the Seaway Trail
All Regions
Explore Enjoy a Great Lakes Vacation on the Seaway Trail Using Our Interactive Map
From the Thousand Islands to Niagara Falls & more, this Journey along the Seaway Trail is Pure Upstate NY !
Go Soaring over the 'Grand Canyon of the East'
The Finger Lakes
Explore Go Soaring over the 'Grand Canyon of the East' Using Our Interactive Map
Launching from Letchworth State Park, 'Balloons Over Letchworth' offers spectacular views of the Falls and more ..
Explore the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY
Thousand Islands
Explore Explore the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY Using Our Interactive Map
Walk around more than 300 unique and beautifully-preserved boats and thousands of boating artifacts.
Follow the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley
Explore Follow the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Hudson Valley Using Our Interactive Map
Surrounded by picturesque streams, hillsides, and forest, the trail runs directly through the heart of New Paltz.
See a Prehistoric Mastodon at The New York State Museum
Capital-Saratoga
Explore See a Prehistoric Mastodon at The New York State Museum Using Our Interactive Map
Albany's New York State Museum is a Fun Place to Visit and a Major Center for art, science, human and natural history.
Tour resplendent Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands
Explore Tour resplendent Boldt Castle in the Thousand Islands Using Our Interactive Map
Take a refreshing boat ride to historic Boldt Castle, and tour one of New York's the most famous Attractions ..
Hike the Kaaterskill Trail and Experience a Giant Waterfall
The Catskills
Explore Hike the Kaaterskill Trail and Experience a Giant Waterfall Using Our Interactive Map
A popular destinations, this waterfall has captivated the hearts of poets, painters, film makers & photographers ..
Enjoy a Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise
Niagara-Western NY
Explore Enjoy a Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise Using Our Interactive Map
Experience this AAA Gem Attraction featured on the History Channel that will take you past five of the original 1800's locks.
Watch Auto Racing at Watkins Glen International
The Finger Lakes
Explore Watch Auto Racing at Watkins Glen International Using Our Interactive Map
One of the most historic and storied road courses in North America, "The Glen"? is now the modern day home to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ..
Find your Favorite Entertainment in Glens Falls
Capital-Saratoga
Explore Find your Favorite Entertainment in Glens Falls Using Our Interactive Map
Originally called the Glens Falls Civic Center, Cool Insuring Arena is a 4,794-seat multi-purpose arena for exciting hockey action, concerts and much more.
Take the Floating Tiki Tour at Lake George
The Adirondacks
Explore Take the Floating Tiki Tour at Lake George Using Our Interactive Map
Experience the beauty of Lake George in a new way – on a covered, 12-passenger floating Tiki barge.
Tour Historic Fort Ontario Overlooking the Great Lake
Thousand Islands
Explore Tour Historic Fort Ontario Overlooking the Great Lake Using Our Interactive Map
Oswego's Fort Ontario is the only fort in the United States that has served in all military conflicts beginning with the French and Indian War of 1754-63.
Check out the awesome Menu at Dinosaur bar-B-Q
The Finger Lakes
Explore Check out the awesome Menu at Dinosaur bar-B-Q Using Our Interactive Map
Make no bones about it, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse has the best ribs & sauces. It was named #1 on Good Morning America & The Travel Channel.
Get Stunning Views of the Falls from Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara-Western NY
Explore Get Stunning Views of the Falls from Niagara Falls State Park Using Our Interactive Map
Niaraga Falls State Park gives you everything you need to get the most out of your quest to see and experience “The Falls.”
Explore the Adirondacks on a Pedal-powered Rail Car
The Adirondacks
Explore Explore the Adirondacks on a Pedal-powered Rail Car Using Our Interactive Map
Let tour guides take you on a 6-mile rail biking journey through the beautiful Adirondack forest and over the Hudson River on a trestle bridge.
Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse
The Finger Lakes
Explore Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse Using Our Interactive Map
The hands-on interactive Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse is the world’s leading interpreters of Erie Canal history...
Catch a Baseball Game in Cooperstown
Central New York
Explore Catch a Baseball Game in Cooperstown Using Our Interactive Map
Located by the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Doubleday Field has welcomed some of the baseball world's greatest players.
Zoom down giant 300-foot Winding Water slides
The Catskills
Explore Zoom down giant 300-foot Winding Water slides Using Our Interactive Map
Nestled in the scenic northern Catskill Mountains, Zoom Flume Water Park offers safe water fun and excitement for all ages in a natural setting.
Take a Nature Cruise along Cayuga Lake
The Finger Lakes
Explore Take a Nature Cruise along Cayuga Lake Using Our Interactive Map
Enjoy family-friendly eco-cruises, tranquil sunset cruises and special events aboard Cayuga Lake's largest tour boat, the MV Teal.
See Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
Hudson Valley
Explore See Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site Using Our Interactive Map
Overlooking the Hudson River, this Historic Site was General George Washington's Headquarters during the final year of the American Revolutionary War in 1776.
Go Ziplining at the Wildplay Thacher Adventure Park
Capital-Saratoga
Explore Go Ziplining at the Wildplay Thacher Adventure Park Using Our Interactive Map
John Boyd Thacher State Park’s adventure course, WildPlay Thacher, provides adventurers with 15 zip lines, 60 aerial games, and a 40-foot jump.
Ride Horses at the 150 acre Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Hudson Valley
Explore Ride Horses at the 150 acre Pine Ridge Dude Ranch  Using Our Interactive Map
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch offers riders beautiful trails to enjoy along with more than 50 horses of different breeds to choose from.
Make a Splash at Six Flags Great Escape Indoor Water Park
The Adirondacks
Explore Make a Splash at Six Flags Great Escape Indoor Water Park Using Our Interactive Map
The Lodge features a 38,00-sq ft. indoor water park with tube slides, lagoon with spray jets, warm water spa, more.
 
 
  
 

 
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June 5, 2020 to June 6, 2020
Taste of Syracuse is Happening!
Location: Syracuse , NY
 
July 10, 2020
Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Location: Watkins Glen , NY
 
August 21, 2020 to September 7, 2020
The Great New York State Fair
Location: Syracuse, NY
 
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Get Ready for the Spring Salmon Run
Region: Thousand Islands
 
Find the village of Pulaski right off I-81, where you can experience 'Urban Fishing' on the Salmon River, just steps away from Great Dines, Brew & Lodging.
Check out the High Falls in Rochester
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
With so many Fun Things to See and Do - like shows, events, great restaurants and museums - Rochester is definitely the Place to be.
Come Celebrate Summer Fun in the City of Troy
Region: Capital-Saratoga
 
Troy Night Out is an evening of fun that attracts thousands people to Downtown Troy to Shop, Dine & Explore on the last Friday of every Month.
A Vacation Rental is the PERFECT Getaway Solution !
Region: All Regions
 
Enjoy a GREAT Vacation with your family AND observe Social Distancing in Your Very Own Upstate Vacation Rental this coming Summer !
Welcome to the 'Gorgeous' Falls in Ithaca
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
Enjoy the natural beauty, exciting culture, delicious culinary creations and collegiate surroundings in one of Upstate's most vibrant communities..
Plan a Fun-filled Visit to 'Hometown USA'
Region: Capital-Saratoga
 
Glens Falls boasts a vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants, shops and an impressive amount of craft breweries and wineries.
Break the Winter Blues with Your Ticket to Ride
Region: All Regions
 
Looking for Winter fun? Let New York by Rail liven up the Season with unique experiences and car-free travel packages to Upstate destinations and beyond !
Love History ? Explore Historic Palmyra
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
Steeped in history and the Erie Canal, Palmyra boasts five fascinating museums and was an important part of the Underground Railroad.
Get Ready for the Spring Salmon Run
Region: Thousand Islands
 
Find the village of Pulaski right off I-81, where you can experience 'Urban Fishing' on the Salmon River, just steps away from Great Dines, Brew & Lodging.
Check out the High Falls in Rochester
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
With so many Fun Things to See and Do - like shows, events, great restaurants and museums - Rochester is definitely the Place to be.
Come Celebrate Summer Fun in the City of Troy
Region: Capital-Saratoga
 
Troy Night Out is an evening of fun that attracts thousands people to Downtown Troy to Shop, Dine & Explore on the last Friday of every Month.
A Vacation Rental is the PERFECT Getaway Solution !
Region: All Regions
 
Enjoy a GREAT Vacation with your family AND observe Social Distancing in Your Very Own Upstate Vacation Rental this coming Summer !
Welcome to the 'Gorgeous' Falls in Ithaca
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
Enjoy the natural beauty, exciting culture, delicious culinary creations and collegiate surroundings in one of Upstate's most vibrant communities..
Plan a Fun-filled Visit to 'Hometown USA'
Region: Capital-Saratoga
 
Glens Falls boasts a vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants, shops and an impressive amount of craft breweries and wineries.
Break the Winter Blues with Your Ticket to Ride
Region: All Regions
 
Looking for Winter fun? Let New York by Rail liven up the Season with unique experiences and car-free travel packages to Upstate destinations and beyond !
Love History ? Explore Historic Palmyra
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
Steeped in history and the Erie Canal, Palmyra boasts five fascinating museums and was an important part of the Underground Railroad.



 
 
                        
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