New York April 13, 2017
11 Hidden Places In New York Only Locals Know About
When it comes to a state like New York, many of our greatest attractions can often be ones that are flooded by tourists. If you want to take an adventure that doesn’t involve sharing the unforgettable experience with a mass crowd, then we have the perfect alternatives for you. With secluded destinations all around our state, these eleven hidden places are ones that usually only locals know about.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Kingfisher Tower - Otsego Lake
You've probably visited at least one of New York's enchanting castles, but there's one stunning tower you might not have ever seen before. Nestled along Otsego Lake, Kingfisher Tower is 60-feet tall and can be seen from various points around the lake. A unique feature of the area, one of the greatest ways to get a glimpse of this castle is to enjoy a ride on the Glimmerglass Queen Boat Tours!
To find out more about the history of this beautiful tower, click here.
2. Rock City Park - Olean
One of New York's more secluded outdoor attractions, Rock City Park can be found tucked away in the small city of Olean. The rock city is made up of uniquely shaped boulders, with trails leading you to magical places that will leave you in awe. Featuring the largest formation of Quartz conglomerate in the world, this spot is one that belongs on your 2017 bucket list.
To find out more information about this unforgettable attraction, click here.
3. The Adventure Park - Wheatley Heights
Feeling like you're ready to take your adventures to the next level? Then explore everything that's hiding amongst the tree tops at this one adventure park out on Long Island. The aerial park is made up of ten different trails that will have you zip lining through the air and climbing like never before.
To find out more information about adventure park, click here.
4. Mohawk Maiden Cruises - Schuylerville
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Want a new way to get out on the water once things start to warm up? Then perhaps it's time you get yourself acquainted with Mohawk Maiden Cruises. Taking you out on the Champlain Canal and Upper Hudson River, this boat tour takes place on a historic paddleboat.
To find out more information about this boat tour, click here.
5. Naples - Ontario County
Hiding out in the western half of our Finger Lakes is the town of Naples. Inside this small town you'll be able to discover charming little shops, whimsical places to eat, natural wonders, outdoor adventures and so much more. With plenty of scenic activities to keep you busy, you'll wonder why it took you so long to discover this amazing destination.
To find out more information about this delightful town, click here.
6. Peek'n Peak Resort - Clymer
Looking for a relaxing getaway that will take you to a destination you may not be familiar with? Then travel somewhere new and take a trip to Chautauqua County's beautiful Peek'n Peak Resort. Open all year long, this destination is equipped with a variety of amenities that you didn't even realize you wanted.
To find out more information about this relaxing resort, click here.
7. Nine Corner Lake - Fulton County
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With thousands of lakes hiding up in the Adirondack Park, it's no easy task to visit each and every one of them. But one beautiful body of water up north that you may have never heard of is Nine Corner Lake. A quick hike from the road, this stunning lake is secluded and takes explorers away from it all.
To find out more about what you'll discover during this adventure, click here.
8. The Trolley Museum of New York - Kingston
Enjoy a nice day trip down to the city of Kingston and you'll be pleased to find out that there's a magical trolley ride waiting for you! Right along the Hudson River, the city is home to The Trolley Museum of New York. The museum has its own 2-mile long trolley ride that brings you right by the water, an activity you'll want to enjoy more than once!
To find out more information about this delightful trolley ride, click here.
9. Neversink - Sullivan County
Giving a new meaning to hiding in plain sight, those passing by the Neversink Reservoir in Sullivan County may not be aware of what's hiding below the surface. Back in 1953, the towns of Neversink and Bittersweet were both sunken to create the reservoir that you see today while traveling along Route 55. Once home to roughly 2,000 residents, today the town can only be imagined by those who pass it by.
To learn more about the history of this sunken town, click here.
10. Cape Vincent - Jefferson County
With so many towns to see in New York, it's easy for even some of the most beautiful ones to get lost in the mix. Hiding way up along the St. Lawrence River, the small town of Cape Vincent has so much to offer visitors. From beautiful boat tours to nearby islands where you can visit historic lighthouses to wineries that define the meaning of relaxation, you'll find yourself never wanting to leave this place.
To find out more information about this scenic town, click here.
11. Split Rock Falls - Elizabethtown
A popular place to cool off during summer, Split Rock Falls is a waterfall that you'll find people visiting all year long. Located up in the Adirondacks, this gorgeous natural wonder isn't too hard to find once you know where to look!
To find out more about this breathtaking waterfall, click here.
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