Days filled with warm weather and dreams of cooling off have finally arrived. In search for a way to relax in the sun, many of us end up looking for the perfect place to spend some time by the water. With so many gorgeous lakes, rivers, and beautiful oceanic views, it feels like the list of waterfront spots in our state is endless. Ready to experience some amazing sights? It’s time to check out these 11 waterfront spots in New York:
1. Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, Sleepy Hollow
Known by many names, such as the Tarrytown Light or the Kingsland Point Light, this lighthouse is one to be photographed! Sitting right along the Hudson River, this lighthouse makes for beautiful scenery!
2. Niagara Falls
It doesn't get anymore waterfront than this! With the beautiful Cave of the Winds to explore and thrilling boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, there's plenty of waterfront activities to be enjoyed at Niagara Falls.
3. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Seneca Falls
Interested in photographing some of our most amazing wildlife? The birds of Montezuma are waiting for you! 9,000 acres that contribute to the Montezuma Wetlands Complex make up the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, a safe haven for endangered species and many birds.
4. Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn
Apart of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, this historic carousel sits right on the East River. Originally built back in 1922, this New York City gem is open 6 days a week during the summer months!
5. The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill, Patchogue
There are so many good things to be discovered on Long Island, like say...waterfront restaurants! In the charming village of Patchogue you'll find your stomach rumbling while waiting for your food at The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill! Our suggestion? Enjoy an appetizer and quiet those loud rumbles with some Coconut Shrimp!
6. Canalside, Buffalo
With views of the Buffalo River and a ton of outdoor activities to be enjoyed here, there's nothing quite like spending the day at Canalside. Paddle boats, comfortable Adirondack chairs, and frequent concerts are just a few of the many reasons why you'll want to check out this waterfront park!
7. The Wild Center, Tupper Lake
Not your ordinary history center, this Adirondack must-see is a place that's so much fun you'll never forget your trip here! Sitting right on the water, this center has wild animals that will win over your heart and trails to explore that will keep you coming back for more!
8. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Breathtaking views of the Hudson River will greet you at the Croton Point Park! Interested in what can keep you busy while you visit? While our favorite thing to do at this park is set up shop and enjoy a scrumptious picnic, you can also enjoy camping here and exploring different trails!
9. Glen Park, Williamsville
Featuring beautiful waterfalls on Ellicott Creek, this wonderful park will instantaneously relax you.
10. The Docksider Restaurant, Lake George
Right on the water, you'll find yourself enjoying delicious food and views of Glen Lake while you dine at this restaurant. If you've never had the pleasure of stopping in at this great spot, we suggest you try devouring one of their pizzas!
11. Buffalo Main Light, Buffalo
Also known as the Buffalo Lighthouse, this magnificent and historical wonder dates back to the 1800s!
Do you have a favorite waterfront spot in New York? Share with us which spot on our list you’d like to check out!