New York Attractions November 26, 2017
by Lea Monroe 9 Off-The-Grid Destinations In New York That Will Take You Far Away From It All
For most of us living in New York, we each have our own little getaway that we like to sneak away to when things start to get too chaotic. If you’ve been finding yourself stressed out about the holiday season, we don’t blame you. During this time of year you’ll find that it’s the perfect time to take a day or two to get away from everything. Bringing you up into the northern half of our state, this list of secluded destinations will have you feeling relaxed and excited to plan your next vacation!
1. Winona State Forest - Lacona
One of New York's beautiful state forests that's hiding out in Oswego County, the Winona State Forest turns into an absolute wonderland during the winter. The state forest is open all year long and covers over 9,000 acres where you can go hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding and pretty much any other of your favorite outdoor activities. To find out more information,
2. McCauley Mountain Ski Center - Old Forge
If you're looking to get away from it all and to avoid some of New York's more popular ski destinations, then head up north to McCauley Mountain. Surrounding you with nothing but the mountains and beautiful wilderness areas, the ski center gives you unbelievable views of the Adirondacks. To find out more information,
3. Lyon Mountain - Dannemora
Tucked away up in Clinton County where you're secluded from it all, Lyon Mountain waits for hikers who are willing to put in some effort in order to reach amazing views. One of New York's mountains that's home to a fire tower, Lyon Mountain is considered a hard trail and comes in as a roughly 6-mile round trip hike. To find out more information,
4. Ausable Chasm - Keeseville
Something lots of people are surprised to learn about is the fact that the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks offers tours during the winter. That's right! Ausable Chasm offers two hour long guided winter tours if you make reservations beforehand, also offering special Photo Tours for photographers during the season as well. Letting you explore America's oldest natural wonder while it's covered in breathtaking snow and ice, this is an outdoor adventure you'll never forget. To find out more information,
5. Adirondack Interpretive Center - Newcomb
The town of Newcomb is a gorgeous place to visit when you're looking to only surround yourself with the mountains. The small town is home to the Adirondack Interpretive Center, a place where you're provided with fascinating facts about the Adirondacks and gorgeous nature trails for you to enjoy. The actual center itself isn't open during November and December, but the trails remain open all year long for you to explore! To find out more information,
6. Packbasket Adventures - Wanakena
Putting you right on the edge of the Five Ponds Wilderness area, Packbasket Adventures is a hidden gem that provides you with a place to stay and charming guide services. Surrounding you with the forest while you enjoy a cozy cabin getaway, this adventurous destination is open all year round as long as you make reservations! To find out more information,
7. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves - Pottersville
If you're looking to experience a magical snowshoeing destination, then it's time you head up north to Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. The outdoor attraction is popular to visit during the warm summer months when you can also stop in here for a scoop of ice cream, but during the winter this place turns into a whole other world. To find out more information,
8. Adirondack Equine Center - Lake Clear
Some of us love the idea of getting out into the snow but can't quite handle the endurance activities like snowshoeing require. Well, the perfect solution for that problem is right here! Taking you into the forest and giving you a view of some of New York's tallest mountains, the Adirondack Equine Center up in Franklin County will have you taking the most unforgettable horseback ride of your life. To find out more information,
9. Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center - Northville
A great place for the entire family to sneak away to, the Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is as amazing as it sounds. The getaway was founded back in 1978, continuing to draw in visitors each and every season. During the winter those who come and stay here will be able to get out into the wilderness to go cross country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest. To find out more information,
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