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Celebrate the Best
of Winter
Make Outdoor Recreation your Passion
Tour Niagara Falls
and Feel the Rush
Western New York is Waiting
Gear Up for Camping
and RVing
Find the Best Campgrounds
Spend a Day Exploring
the Erie Canal
Sign up for the Canalway Challenge !
Take a Great Lakes Road Trip
along the Seaway Trail
Travel all 4 Sections
Go Hiking, Biking & Birding
in the Adirondacks
Experience the Heartbeat of Nature
Visit Wineries & Waterfalls
in the Finger Lakes
Meet the Grand Canyon of the East ..
Plan a Fishing Party
to the Great Lakes
Reserve your Charter Boat early !
Follow the Path
Through History
See Galleries, Forts, Museums & More !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Your Adventure Starts Here - in Upstate NY
 

Great News!  As of 2/10/2021, many businesses plan to reopen - but to minimize Covid exposure, attractions and tourism-related venues including ski slopes, restaurants, hotels, casinos, shops, and indoor recreation areas still require social distancing and the use of masks. Discover Upstate NY  recommends checking for delayed openings, cancellations, and availability of lodgings before traveling. 

 
 
 

  
 
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Tackle McCauly Mountain - and Conquer the Summit
The Adirondacks
Explore Tackle McCauly Mountain - and Conquer the Summit Using Our Interactive Map
Ski the summit at McCauley Mountain Ski Resort at an altitude of 2,200 feet, and WOW to the 633-foot vertical drop along with 21 exciting ski trails ..
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.
From Beginner to Expert - Check Out Bristol Mountain
The Finger Lakes
Explore From Beginner to Expert - Check Out Bristol Mountain Using Our Interactive Map
Just 33 miles from the bustling city of Rochester is one of New York State's premier ski resorts, Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.
Gore Mountain is Great Skiing in the Adirondacks
The Adirondacks
Explore Gore Mountain is Great Skiing in the Adirondacks Using Our Interactive Map
Gore Mountain boasts 109 trails, 14 lifts and two luxurious high-speed quads to keep you out of lines and give you more time on the trails ..
Visit Lake Placid - the All Seasons Destination
The Adirondacks
Explore Visit Lake Placid - the All Seasons Destination Using Our Interactive Map
Set in the rustic natural beauty of the Adirondacks, the village of Lake Placid offers scenic wonders, year-round fun and amazing cuisines ..
Plan your Vacation on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Eastern Lake Ontario
Explore Plan your Vacation on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Using Our Interactive Map
From Niagara Falls to the Thousand Islands & more, this Journey along the Seaway Trail is Pure Upstate NY !
Get Hands-on at the Corning Museum of Glass
The Finger Lakes
Explore Get Hands-on at the Corning Museum of Glass  Using Our Interactive Map
Head to Ithaca and see a live demonstration of glass blowing at the Corning Museum of Glass and explore more than 3,500 years of glass history.
Find the Perfect Winter Getaway at Greek Peak
The Finger Lakes
Explore Find the Perfect Winter Getaway at Greek Peak Using Our Interactive Map
Greek Peak Ski Resort operates 54 sporting trails, six aerial lifts, two surface lifts, a beginners' slope, and indoor attractions as well.
Dry Hill Ski Area - Family Skiing & Snowboarding
Thousand Islands
Explore Dry Hill Ski Area - Family Skiing & Snowboarding Using Our Interactive Map
For family winter fun, you can’t beat the slopes at Dry Hill Ski Area. Because it is smaller than your average ski resort, it is a great opportunity for winter lovers of all ages ..
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 beautiful trails to enjoy with more than 50 horses of different breeds to choose from.
Cayuga Wine Trail - Discover an American first
The Finger Lakes
Explore Cayuga Wine Trail - Discover an American first  Using Our Interactive Map
Established in 1983, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is America’s first organized and longest running wine trail in the country.
Get Stunning Views from Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara-Western NY
Explore Get Stunning Views 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.”
Ski Labrador Mountain only 30 minutes from Syracuse !
The Finger Lakes
Explore Ski Labrador Mountain only 30 minutes from Syracuse !  Using Our Interactive Map
Just 30 minutes south of Syracuse, Labrador Mountain is a family ski destination with more than 20 trails for beginner, intermediate to expert skiers.
Enjoy Snowboarding, Skiing, and Tubing at Oak Mountain
The Adirondacks
Explore Enjoy Snowboarding, Skiing, and Tubing at Oak Mountain Using Our Interactive Map
Just an hour west of Utica, Oak Mountain offers Fun for the Entire Family including downhill Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and snowshoeing.
Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum
Central New York
Explore Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum Using Our Interactive Map
The hands-on interactive Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse is the world’s leading interpreters of Erie Canal history...
Check out the Via Aquarium in Schenectady
Capital-Saratoga
Explore Check out the Via Aquarium in Schenectady Using Our Interactive Map
Take a self-guided tour through this family aquarium that features local and international species in 25,000 feet of water tanks.
Tackle McCauly Mountain - and Conquer the Summit
The Adirondacks
Explore Tackle McCauly Mountain - and Conquer the Summit Using Our Interactive Map
Ski the summit at McCauley Mountain Ski Resort at an altitude of 2,200 feet, and WOW to the 633-foot vertical drop along with 21 exciting ski trails ..
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.
From Beginner to Expert - Check Out Bristol Mountain
The Finger Lakes
Explore From Beginner to Expert - Check Out Bristol Mountain Using Our Interactive Map
Just 33 miles from the bustling city of Rochester is one of New York State's premier ski resorts, Bristol Mountain Ski Resort.
Gore Mountain is Great Skiing in the Adirondacks
The Adirondacks
Explore Gore Mountain is Great Skiing in the Adirondacks Using Our Interactive Map
Gore Mountain boasts 109 trails, 14 lifts and two luxurious high-speed quads to keep you out of lines and give you more time on the trails ..
Visit Lake Placid - the All Seasons Destination
The Adirondacks
Explore Visit Lake Placid - the All Seasons Destination Using Our Interactive Map
Set in the rustic natural beauty of the Adirondacks, the village of Lake Placid offers scenic wonders, year-round fun and amazing cuisines ..
Plan your Vacation on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Eastern Lake Ontario
Explore Plan your Vacation on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Using Our Interactive Map
From Niagara Falls to the Thousand Islands & more, this Journey along the Seaway Trail is Pure Upstate NY !
Get Hands-on at the Corning Museum of Glass
The Finger Lakes
Explore Get Hands-on at the Corning Museum of Glass  Using Our Interactive Map
Head to Ithaca and see a live demonstration of glass blowing at the Corning Museum of Glass and explore more than 3,500 years of glass history.
Find the Perfect Winter Getaway at Greek Peak
The Finger Lakes
Explore Find the Perfect Winter Getaway at Greek Peak Using Our Interactive Map
Greek Peak Ski Resort operates 54 sporting trails, six aerial lifts, two surface lifts, a beginners' slope, and indoor attractions as well.
Dry Hill Ski Area - Family Skiing & Snowboarding
Thousand Islands
Explore Dry Hill Ski Area - Family Skiing & Snowboarding Using Our Interactive Map
For family winter fun, you can’t beat the slopes at Dry Hill Ski Area. Because it is smaller than your average ski resort, it is a great opportunity for winter lovers of all ages ..
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 beautiful trails to enjoy with more than 50 horses of different breeds to choose from.
Cayuga Wine Trail - Discover an American first
The Finger Lakes
Explore Cayuga Wine Trail - Discover an American first  Using Our Interactive Map
Established in 1983, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is America’s first organized and longest running wine trail in the country.
Get Stunning Views from Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara-Western NY
Explore Get Stunning Views 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.”
Ski Labrador Mountain only 30 minutes from Syracuse !
The Finger Lakes
Explore Ski Labrador Mountain only 30 minutes from Syracuse !  Using Our Interactive Map
Just 30 minutes south of Syracuse, Labrador Mountain is a family ski destination with more than 20 trails for beginner, intermediate to expert skiers.
Enjoy Snowboarding, Skiing, and Tubing at Oak Mountain
The Adirondacks
Explore Enjoy Snowboarding, Skiing, and Tubing at Oak Mountain Using Our Interactive Map
Just an hour west of Utica, Oak Mountain offers Fun for the Entire Family including downhill Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and snowshoeing.
Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum
Central New York
Explore Explore the World-famous Erie Canal Museum Using Our Interactive Map
The hands-on interactive Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse is the world’s leading interpreters of Erie Canal history...
Check out the Via Aquarium in Schenectady
Capital-Saratoga
Explore Check out the Via Aquarium in Schenectady Using Our Interactive Map
Take a self-guided tour through this family aquarium that features local and international species in 25,000 feet of water tanks.
 

  
 
 
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February 27, 2021 to February 28, 2021
Horsedrawn Sleighrides at Highland Park
Location: Fabius, NY
 
March 6, 2021
Museum Masterclass: “Cars & Conversation” with Rob & Chris Dyson
Location: Saratoga Springs , NY
 
March 19, 2021 to March 21, 2021
2021 Albany Auto Show
Location: Albany, NY
 
  
 
 

See What's Trending  in Upstate Tourism

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NY State ranks 3d in the U.S. for Adventure Tourism
Region: All Regions
 
Adventure tourism is all the Rage. and NY Ranks 3rd out of 50 States with lots of skiing, rock climbing, trail hiking, kayaking, mountain biking & more -
Fishermen: Get Ready for the Spring Salmon Run
Region: Thousand Islands
 
Catch the Spring Salmon Run in the village of Pulaski, and experience 'Urban Fishing' just steps away from Great Dines, Brew & Lodging.
It's Year Round ! The 750 mile Empire State Trail is NOW OPEN
Region: All Regions
 
The longest multi-purpose Trail System in the U.S. connects 20 regional trails, including the Erie Canalway, with New York City and Canada !
Legoland Complex is Ready to Open in the Spring of 2021
Region: Hudson Valley
 
Designed for kids aged 2-12, the 150-acre theme park will have more than 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions along with a 250-room hotel.
Add Excitement to your Winter with a Ticket to Ride
Region: All Regions
 
Looking for a brand-new Winter Getaway in 2021? Let New York by Rail liven things up and take you to exciting Upstate destinations and beyond !
Check out All that's going on in Rochester
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
When things start to open up - like shows, events, great restaurants and museums - Rochester is definitely the Place to be.
Read about 23 of the 'Best Campgrounds' in NY State
Region: All Regions
 
The 'VacationIdea' website reviewed 23 Campgrounds across NY State, some with full amenities and some where 'roughing it' brings you closer to nature.
Plan a Fun-filled Visit to America's '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.
A Vacation Rental is the PERFECT Solution any time of Year !
Region: All Regions
 
Enjoy a GREAT and Economical Vacation with your family AND observe Social Distancing in Your Very Own Upstate Vacation Rental !
Dinosaurs are coming to the Hudson Valley
Region: Hudson Valley
 
A New Dinosaur Theme Park is under construction near Walkill in the Hudson Valley and will come to life in a few months.
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..
Approval for the Lake Ontario Marine Sanctuary Moves Ahead
Region: Thousand Islands
 
Plans to establish the 1,700 sq. mile Eastern Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary took a Major Step forward in late 2020 ..
Visit the City of Troy year-round and Share in the Fun
Region: Capital-Saratoga
 
Troy Night Out is an evening of fun that attracts thousands people to Shop, Dine & Explore downtown on the last Friday of every Month.
New Fishing Website offers a Lake Ontario Boat launch Map
Region: Thousand Islands
 
The Lake Ontario Sportfishing Promotion Council has launched a new website and Instagram account to promote Lake Ontario as a premier fishing destination.
Love Museums? 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.
TourScanner has 37 things you can do in Niagara Falls
Region: Niagara-Western NY
 
Wow -Talk about a cool Getaway! You’ll be enjoying museums, wine trails, theme parks, vibrant nightlife, family adventures, and plenty more.
NY State ranks 3d in the U.S. for Adventure Tourism
Region: All Regions
 
Adventure tourism is all the Rage. and NY Ranks 3rd out of 50 States with lots of skiing, rock climbing, trail hiking, kayaking, mountain biking & more -
Fishermen: Get Ready for the Spring Salmon Run
Region: Thousand Islands
 
Catch the Spring Salmon Run in the village of Pulaski, and experience 'Urban Fishing' just steps away from Great Dines, Brew & Lodging.
It's Year Round ! The 750 mile Empire State Trail is NOW OPEN
Region: All Regions
 
The longest multi-purpose Trail System in the U.S. connects 20 regional trails, including the Erie Canalway, with New York City and Canada !
Legoland Complex is Ready to Open in the Spring of 2021
Region: Hudson Valley
 
Designed for kids aged 2-12, the 150-acre theme park will have more than 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions along with a 250-room hotel.
Add Excitement to your Winter with a Ticket to Ride
Region: All Regions
 
Looking for a brand-new Winter Getaway in 2021? Let New York by Rail liven things up and take you to exciting Upstate destinations and beyond !
Check out All that's going on in Rochester
Region: The Finger Lakes
 
When things start to open up - like shows, events, great restaurants and museums - Rochester is definitely the Place to be.
Read about 23 of the 'Best Campgrounds' in NY State
Region: All Regions
 
The 'VacationIdea' website reviewed 23 Campgrounds across NY State, some with full amenities and some where 'roughing it' brings you closer to nature.
Plan a Fun-filled Visit to America's '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.
A Vacation Rental is the PERFECT Solution any time of Year !
Region: All Regions
 
Enjoy a GREAT and Economical Vacation with your family AND observe Social Distancing in Your Very Own Upstate Vacation Rental !
Dinosaurs are coming to the Hudson Valley
Region: Hudson Valley
 
A New Dinosaur Theme Park is under construction near Walkill in the Hudson Valley and will come to life in a few months.
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..
Approval for the Lake Ontario Marine Sanctuary Moves Ahead
Region: Thousand Islands
 
Plans to establish the 1,700 sq. mile Eastern Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary took a Major Step forward in late 2020 ..
Visit the City of Troy year-round and Share in the Fun
Region: Capital-Saratoga
 
Troy Night Out is an evening of fun that attracts thousands people to Shop, Dine & Explore downtown on the last Friday of every Month.
New Fishing Website offers a Lake Ontario Boat launch Map
Region: Thousand Islands
 
The Lake Ontario Sportfishing Promotion Council has launched a new website and Instagram account to promote Lake Ontario as a premier fishing destination.
Love Museums? 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.
TourScanner has 37 things you can do in Niagara Falls
Region: Niagara-Western NY
 
Wow -Talk about a cool Getaway! You’ll be enjoying museums, wine trails, theme parks, vibrant nightlife, family adventures, and plenty more.
 

See What's Trending  in Upstate Tourism

 
 
 
 
                        
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