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This all-inclusive dude ranch provides a true Adirondack experience featuring horseback riding, nature trails, kayaking, tubing, events and so much more. ..

> Enjoy Camping at Allegany State Park

2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca, NY 14779

Allegany State Park in Western NY offers 18 hiking trails, three of which have been developed as self-guided nature trails, paved biking trails and more...

> Autumn Outing on the Raquette River

45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY 12986

This autumn, join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on an interpretive canoe paddle along the Raquette River’s oxbow.

> Bahar Preserve and Carpenter Falls

3800 Appletree Point Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Near Skaneateles Lake, Bahar Preserve's dramatic forest and gorge landscape offers hikers a dramatic view of the 100-foot deep Bear Swamp Creek Ravine.

> Bear Mountain State Park

Route 9W North, Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Bear Mountain State Park offers a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, Trailside Museums and Zoo, hiking, biking and more...

> Beaver Island State Park

2136 Oakfield Road, Grand Island, NY 14072

This 950-acre park has a half-mile sandy beach for swimming, an adjacent 80- slip marina, an 18-hole championship golf course and more...
Located in Harriman State Park and adjacent to Lake Welch, the campground offers access to swimming beaches, hiking trails and neighboring state park facilities.
Bowman Lake features a sandy beach and shady campsites for both tents and trailers, rustic cabins, a nature center and more...

> Buffalo Harbor State Park

1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203

The first state park in the city of Buffalo, Buffalo Harbor offers beautiful views of Lake Erie and adjacent to the popular Tifft Nature Preserve.

> Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson St., Buffalo, NY 14203

Set along the banks of the Buffalo River, Buffalo RiverWorks is a premier waterfront destination offering boating, skating, hockey, curling, roller skating, sports, music and entertainment and more...

> Camillus Erie Canal Park Trail/Jordan Canal Park Trail

5750 Devoe Rd, Camillus, NY 13031

Camillus Erie Canal Park is nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus.

> Canalside Buffalo

44 Prime St., Buffalo, NY 14203

Known as the "Inner Harbor" of Buffalo on 21 historic waterfront acres, Canalside is a considered the jewel in Buffalo’s crown, hosting more than 1,000 events and festivals throughout the year

> Canandaigua Sailboarding

11 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Canandaigua Sailboarding offers rentals for windsurfing, kayaks, scuba diving and hydro bikes, as well as lessons
Cattaraugus County has it all - thriving communities, rolling farmlands, forests, scenic waterways and wooded hilltops overlooking valleys sculptured by glaciers of the Ice Age.
Just 6 miles east of the village of Seneca Falls, Cayuga Lake State Park is a 188-acre state park located on the north end of the lake.

> Chenango County – in the “Center of it All”

15 S. Broad St., Norwich, NY 13815

Nestled among the hills of South-Central New York, Chenango County warmly invites you to their neck of the woods for your next family vacation or romantic getaway

> Chenango Valley State Park

153 State Park Road, Chenango Forks, NY 13746

​A product of the ice age, Chenango Valley State Park boasts two kettle lakes, originating from when the last glacier retreated

> Cherry Plain State Park

10 State Park Road, Petersburg, NY 12138

The 175-acre Cherry Plain State Park features a sandy beach on Black River Pond, with bathhouse and comfort station nearby as well as picnic grounds and a boat launch.

> Classic Adventures - Erie Canal

Clarence, NY

The Erie Canal tour one of the flattest and easiest cycles, offering moderate daily distances with much of the riding on safe canal paths separate from road traffic.

> Coles Creek State Park

13003 NY-37, Waddington, NY 13694

Coles Creek State Park has wooded and open campsites for both tents and RVs and it is not far from the swimming beach on Lake St. Lawrence.
Situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River, this 508-acre park offers year-round events and activities along with camping, hiking, swimming and fishing.
This popular park is set on the western shore of gorgeous Lake Champlain and features a large, natural sandy beach, picnic grounds and tent and RV campsites.

> Darien Lakes State Park

10475 Harlow Road, Darien Center, NY 14040

This 1,845-acre state park is a nice mix of hills, beautiful woodlands, ravines and streams yet it is only 3.9 miles from the exciting Darien Lake Theme Park Resort.
Considered Buffalo’s “Central Park,” one of the most prominent features in the park is the Marcy Casino Building, built for the 1901 fair ..

> Delta Lake State Park

8797 NY-46, Rome, NY 13440

Delta Lake State Park is open year-round and is located on a peninsula extending into Delta Reservoir.

> Eel Weir State Park

RD #3, Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Located on the Oswegatchie River just two miles from Black Lake, Eel Weir State Park is known for its great fishing...

> Erie Canal Adventures

1125 Marina Pkwy, Macedon, NY 14502

​Get ready for adventure! Erie Canal Adventures rents out fully outfitted, specially designed Canal Boat, letting you be your own Captain on the Erie Canal...

> Rent Bikes & Kayaks Along the Historic Erie Canal

7 Liftbridge Lane West, Fairport, NY 14450

Book Now! The Erie Canal Boat Company offers exciting Recreational biking and kayaking in Fairport & Lockport ..

> Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

4 Shady Lane, Saugerties, NY 12477

This unique 161-acre preserve is located partially within both the village and town of Saugerties, punctuated by a dramatic bend in the Esopus Creek less than a mile from the Hudson River.
Evangola State Park's beautiful arc-shaped shoreline and natural sand beach on Lake Erie feature low cliffs of Angola shale that line the edge of the beach.
This 14,086-acre park covers land in Putnam and Dutchess counties and boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, a scenic campground, and plenty of opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, and birding.

> Fahnestock State Park Campground

Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Putnam Valley, NY 10579

This 14,086-acre park’s scenic campground, formed along the park's natural rock ridges, provides 80 campsites, each with a picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire ring.

> Four Mile Creek State Park

1055 Lake Road, Youngstown, NY 14174

Located just 15 minutes north of the famous Niagara Falls, Four Mile Creek offers both camping and glamping close to all of the exciting attractions Niagara Falls holds.

> Foxfire Mountain House

72 Andrew Lane, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

The century-old Foxfire Mountain House is a relaxed, bohemian-style inn offering 11 guest rooms in woodsy surrounds in the Catskills Mountains.

> Gilbert Lake State Park

18 CCC Road, Laurens, NY 13796

Most of this 1,584-acre state park along with its lake and three ponds is nestled in the wooded foothills of the Catskill Mountains.

> Glimmerglass State Park

1527 County Road 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Glimmerglass State Park encompasses the historic Hyde Hall Mansion, Hyde Hall Covered Bridge - the oldest existing covered bridge in the United States.

> Golden Hill State Park

9691 Lower Lake Road, Barker, NY 14012

Golden Hill State Park includes the decommissioned landmark, The Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse, which is available for rental year-round.
Nearly 2,500 acres, Grafton Lakes State Park is situated between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys and features six ponds for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

> Great Bear Recreational Area

Great Bear Road, Fulton, NY 13069

With 444 acres along the east bank of the Oswego River, the Great Bear Springs Recreation Area features a mix of marked trails, forests, fields & wetlands.

> Plan your Vacation on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail

332 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303

From Niagara Falls to the Thousand Islands & more, this Journey along the Seaway Trail is Pure Upstate NY !
Nestled among the highest of the Catskill Mountains and the lush Hudson River Valley, Greene County offers year-round recreation, an abundance of attractions, diverse lodging, restaurants, and unique cultural events.
Hamlin Beach State Park offers sandy beaches, tent and trailer campsites and miles of nature and hiking trails.
Boasting more than 44,000 acres, Harriman State Park is the second-largest park in the New York state parks system.

> Higley Flow State Park

442 Cold Brook Dr., Colton, NY 13625

Nestled among the Adirondack foothills, this 1,115-acre state park offers spacious campsites and a sandy beach on the reservoir of the picturesque Raquette River.

> Hiking at Glens Falls Canal Trail

Glens Falls, NY 12801

The last remaining original canal in New York State, the nine-mile trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and will bring you by a portion of the few remaining sections of the original 1820s canal system.
This one-acre riverside park offers dpublic access to the Hudson River and features a riverside path, boat launch site, sandy beach and grassy picnic area.

> Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

3260 NY-9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve offers outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, hiking, and birding and Breakneck Ridge trail, rated by Newsweek as one of the top 10-day hikes in America.

> Inlet, NY - The little Town that Could

160 Route 28, Inlet, NY 13360

With a waterfront location surrounded by the six million-acre Adirondack Park, Inlet boasts a wide-range of activities, events and beauty year-round.

> Jacques Cartier State Park

Route 12 Morristown, NY 13664

Known for its unlimited boating opportunities and excellent fishing, Jacques Cartier State Park has a sheltered bay protecting the sandy swimming beach and campers dock.

> Kensico Reservoir

Valhalla, NY 10595

Built in 1885, this historic reservoir offers a trout-stocked lake for fishing as well as boating along with an historic dam featuring a park with a playground and nature trails.

> Keuka Lake State Park

3560 Pepper Road, Keuka Park, NY 14478

Located in the heart of wine country, Keuka Lake State Park offers amazing views of vineyard-covered slopes and access to both the Keuka and Seneca Lake Winery trails.
Offering relaxing, peaceful beauty and breathtaking views of Blue Mountain, Lake Durant Campground is picturesquely seated on the eastern shore of Lake Durant.

> Lake Erie State Park

5838 Route 5, Brocton, NY 14716

Located on 355 acres, this park offers breathtaking views from its high bluffs overlooking beautiful Lake Erie and features a shoreline covering more than three quarters of a mile.

> Lake George Battleground State Campground

2224 U.S. 9, Lake George, NY 12845

Just 1/4 mile south of the Village of Lake George and near Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Parkway, this campground offers many spectacular views of the surrounding area.

> Lakeside Beach State Park

Route 18, Waterport, NY 14571

Lakeside Beach State Park offers an outstanding panoramic view of Lake Ontario and surrounding farms and fruit orchards.

> Lander's River Trips Skinners Falls

40 Skinners Falls W. Road, Narrowsburg, NY 12764

Landers offers eight different riverside locations to launch rafts, canoes, kayaks and tubes from and three riverside campgrounds.
Letchworth State Park, the 'Grand Canyon of the East' has amazing hiking trails and one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern U.S..
A former 19th-century ferry terminal on the Hudson river has been transformed into Long Dock Par, a riverfront destination in Beacon.

> Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua  

4459 NY-430, Bemus Point, NY 14712

The 320-acre day-use park and marina offer a modern boat launch and marina while the lake provides excellent fishing opportunities and has a swimming beach and bath house.

> Lucille Ball Memorial Park

21 Boulevard Ave., Celoron, NY 14720

This charming park on Chautauqua Lake, in Lucille Ball's hometown, features two sculptures of the Queen of Comedy.

> Luzerne State Campground

892 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Located on Fourth Lake, this family-friendly campground is within the Lake George region, which offers some of the most diverse recreational opportunities in New York State.

> Macomb Reservation State Park

201 Campsite Road, Schuyler Falls, NY 12985

Set alongside the along the Salmon River's course toward Lake Champlain, Macomb Reservation has an exciting wilderness atmosphere and offers wooded campsites
Located in the scenic Schoharie Valley, the 500-acre state park is named for Mine Kill Creek, which runs through a narrow gorge in the park and features the 80-foot Mine Kill Falls.

> Minna Anthony Nature Center

44927 Cross Island Road, Fineview, NY 13640

Just 8.3 miles from Alexandria Bay, the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center is one of the largest nature centers in the state park system and in New York State.
​Named for its calming aura and its resemblance to a mirror, Mirror Lake is right in the center of Lake Placid, reflecting the quaint and charming village in its waters.
Set on a 120-acre lake, Montgaup Pond offers large, wooded tent and trailer sites, many on the lake, including eight handicap accessible sites.
The 4,531-acre state park Moreau Lake State Park is open year-round and features a beautiful lake with peaceful wooded campgrounds.

> Nicks Lake Campgrounds

278 Bisby Rd, Old Forge, NY 13420

Located in the Black River Wild Forest, this campground has 112 campsites, a picnic area, large beach with lifeguards and more than five miles of hiking trails.

> Oquaga Creek State Park

5995 County Road 20, Bainbridge, NY 13733

The 1,385-acre Oquaga Creek State Park features the 55-acre Arctic Lake with a sandy beach, wooded campsites, nature and hiking trails and primitive wooded campsites.
Go See Orange County! Located just 60 minutes from NYC, Orange County is one of the most attractive areas in the New York metropolitan area and Hudson Valley.

> Oswego County - has Everything you Need !

46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, NY 13126

Historic Oswego County offers year-round fun, natural beauty and outdoor activities of every kind highlight every season - making it an outdoor enthusiast's dream.

> Robert Moses State Park

32 Beach Marina Road, Massena, NY 13662

Home to a large variety of flora and fauna, the park's nature, hiking and skiing trails wind through fields, forests and wetlands, with overlooks showcasing spectacular views.

> Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

600 US-44, Highland, NY 12528

This exciting all-inclusive Hudson Valley family resort features timber lodges that come with year-round horseback riding, a fun park with arcades, bounce structures, indoor splash pools, nightly entertainment and more!

> Rolling Hills Birding Trail

7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Green Lakes State Park was established in 1928, and has excellent birding trails, and boating sites. It has two glacially formed lakes, and rolling, wooded hills ..

> Sail into the Adventure you've Dreamed About

500 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor, NY 1685

Sail Ontario offers fantastic Sailing Charter opportunities on northeast Lake Ontario from Sackets Harbor in the Thousand Islands.

> Salmon River (Selkirk) Light

5 Lake Road Extension, Pulaski, NY 13142

Whether it is fishing, relaxing or discovering a unique historic landmark, Salmon River Lighthouse Marina offers the chance to enjoy it all.
With a little more than 2,000 acres on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Sampson State Park is ideal for a variety of recreational activities, especially camping and boating.
Recreational activities abound at Schodack Island State Park with picnicking, fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and access to ice skating and snowshoe trail in the winter.
Set on Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park, the camp offers rustic cabins and full-service cottages.
Founded in 1802 and named for the Saint Lawrence River, this county is the largest county in New York State and features an enchanting mix rural mix of farms, forests and small towns.

> Enjoy Kayaking with Storm King Adventure Tours

4 Duncan Ave., Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520

Let certified kayak experts guide you through a variety of tours. Tours include Bannerman Island, Fishkill Creek, Cornwall Bay and more.

> Sullivan County – So Unexpected

Visitor Center, 15 Sullivan Ave., Liberty, NY 12754

This legendary vacationland – just 90 minutes from Manhattan - is where the unexpected meets whimsical and where visitors have flocked here to stay, fish, and relax since the 19th century.

> Taughannock Falls State Park

1740 Taughannock Boulevard, Trumansburg, NY 14886

The 750-acre state park offers seasonal camping with campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake and it has a marina, boat launch, beach.

> Get Up Close to Nature at The Wild Center

45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Walk among the treetops of the Adirondack forest where you can view animals and nature in their natural setting.

> Troy Downtown Marina

433 River St. # 2, Troy, NY 12180

The Troy Downtown Marina offers transient-only docking, fuel, is pet-friendly and kayaks can also be rented and launched at the marina.

> Turtle Cove Resort & Marina

356 King Road, Sterling, NY 13156

Set on beautiful Sodus Bay, this waterfront resort has more than 20 basic, secure boat slips, a restaurant and full bar, cottages and cabins to rent and more...
Located on the eastern shore of glistening Oneida Lake, Verona Beach State Park is a picnicker's and camper's delight.

> Walk above the Treetops at the Wild Center

45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake, NY. 12986

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Wild Center and See the Adirondacks and its Animals !

> Waubeeka Family Campground

133 Farm Road, Copake, NY 12516

Waubeeka Family Campground offers RV and tent sites, along with cabin rentals in spacious, wooded sites spread out over 150 acres on the shores of two lakes.

> Whetstone Gulf State Park Camping

6065 W Rd, Lowville, NY 13367

Whetstone Gulf State Park campground is nestled in a three-mile-long gorge cut into the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau.

> Take an Amazing River Ride with Whitewater Challengers

4511 NY-28, North River, NY 12856

Whitewater Challengers' Hudson River rafting experience provides 15 miles of action and dozens of breath-taking rapids on this whitewater adventure.

> Wild Waters Outdoor Center  

1123 NY-28, Warrensburg, NY 12885

Located in the pristine Adirondacks just outside of Lake George, Wild Waters gives the option to raft the thrilling class-III-IV Hudson River Gorge or the fun class-II-III Sacandaga River.

> Wilderness Voyageurs

Lockport, NY

Pedal your way through 1800s historic commercial port cities, explore canal locks, and ride 100 miles of the Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Corridor.

> Wilson-Tuscarora State Park

371 W. Lake Road, Wilson, NY 14172

Wilson-Tuscarora State Park has a boat launch and marina and the park's four-mile nature trail is great for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.