5 Charming New York Towns To Check Out For Your Next Weekend

It’s hard for many tourists to decide where they’ll take a vacation in upstate and western New York. There are so many places that don’t get the recognition they deserve. The bright side is that there is a wealth of hidden gems throughout New York as a result, and the mountain hikes and charming restaurants throughout the state seem endless. Here are a few of our favorite small towns in New York that have all the qualities you want: outdoor activities, charming cultural hotspots and stellar views of the mountains.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

A road trip to any of these cities and towns is a guaranteed weekend of fun, and many of these cities’ most famous venues and restaurants have made adjustments for safe operation during the pandemic. You could even hit two or three of these areas in the same weekend!

Address: Greenport, NY 11944, USA
Address: Saugerties, NY 12477, USA
Address: Catskill, NY 12414, USA
Address: Bethel, NY, USA
Address: Ellicottville, NY 14731, USA