Attractions June 05, 2017
11 Destinations Everyone In New York Needs To Visit This Summer
New York’s weather may still be a bit all over the place, but summer is indeed here. At the beginning of spring, we gave you guys a
bucket list to complete for the season. Now it’s time to start crossing off locations from all around the Empire State to give you an unforgettable summer! How many of these places will you plan on visiting?
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. Take advantage of New York's incredibly brewery that's right in our backyard by making a trip to Ommegang.
Unlike your average brewery, Ommegang has so much to offer visitors. During the summer this spot becomes popular to visit, often hosting concerts that will complete the season. But if you don't make it out here to enjoy some tunes, then you'll want to visit and experience their public tours that are tasty to say the least.
To find out more information about this brewery, click here.
2. Spend the night at New York's most beautiful campground in Golden Hill State Park.
New York is full of plenty of great campgrounds, but there's one in particular that will steal your heart away. At Golden Hill State Park, you'll be able to camp out all while having an endless view of Lake Ontario. Equipped with an historic lighthouse, whimsical playground and the whole park to explore, this spot makes for an enchanting place to go camping.
To find out more information about camping at Golden Hill, click here.
3. Try taking on one of our 46 High Peaks by starting off with an easier hike on Cascade Mountain.
With 46 High Peaks within our Adirondack Park, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to figure out which mountain you want to take on when you're looking for an adventure. A hike that most will start off their 46er adventure with, Cascade Mountain manages to come in just under 5-miles long round trip.
To find out more information about this trail, click here.
4. Enjoy an exciting day up in Old Forge at one of New York's best water parks, Enchanted Forest Water Safari!
A water park in our state that's been recognized as being one of the best in all of America, Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the perfect family outing. Taking you up north into the Adirondacks, the water park is our state's largest and offers visitors a variety of rides and water slides for you to experience.
To find out more about this amazing water park, click here.
5. Spend the day exploring one of our most beautiful towns, Skaneateles.
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Known for being one of, if not the most, scenic and clean lake that we have in our state, the town of Skaneateles gives you view of Skaneateles Lake's pristine water. Water you would expect to see out in the Caribbean, Skaneateles Lake's water is so clear and vibrant that you'll have a difficult time pulling yourself away from the town's pier. From
to places to eat that have views of the water, there's plenty to keep you busy in this scenic town.
To find out more information about Skaneateles, click here.
6. Take the adventure of a lifetime with New York's epic zipline at Hunter Mountain.
Question. Did you realize that the highest and longest zipline in North America is right here in the Catskills? An amazing feature of Hunter Mountain, the mountains' adventure tours are unlike anything else you'll experience in our state. Taking you on a canopy tour until you reach your epic destination, you'll eventually find yourself flying 600 feet about the Northern Catskills.
To find out more information about this zipline, click here.
7. Quench the hunger of your empty stomach by finding out why everyone goes crazy for these small town hot dogs in Liverpool!
If you're like myself, I always enjoy discovering new places to eat... especially when they're small town gems! Heid's of Liverpool has been love by New Yorkers since the early 1900s and continues to win our hearts over today. Famous for their Franks and Coneys, these dogs are far more out of this world than anything else you'll taste in the area.
To find out more information about why we love Heid's of Liverpool, click here.
8. Visit New York's magical Lantern Festival in Syracuse before it ends on June 24th!
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All throughout the summer you'll find that New York has some pretty unique festivals going on. One of our absolute favorites thought? The Chinese Lantern Festival at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse! The festival has been going on since April, with its end date being June 24th. Walk along a mile-long loop and you'll get to see lanterns crafted together by artisans that came over from China!
To find out more information about this festival, click here.
9. Take the time to go treasure hunting at one of our favorite thrift stores, Found In Ithaca!
There are lots of hidden gems that you can find within the city of Ithaca, but one of our favorite places to go treasure hunting is Found In Ithaca. The thrift store is unique because from now until October, every third Sunday of the month they host an incredible Flea Market in their parking lot! If you ask us, we'd suggest you'd plan your trip around one of their Flea Markets. 🙂
To find out more information about Found In Ithaca, click here.
10. Experience a more relaxing adventure by making a trip to New York's natural lazy river at Ausable Chasm.
A great place to visit during the summer, Ausable Chasm takes you out near Lake Champlain and away from it all. The dreamy park is made up of thrilling trails and unique adventures and happens to be
America's Oldest Natural Attraction.
A popular trip to take during this time of year, this lazy river tubing experience will take you through beautiful rock formations and the lower chasm.
To find out more information about this lazy river, click here.
11. Say goodbye to summer in the most perfect way possible by visiting the Great New York State Fair.
If you're unable to make it out to the New York State Fairgrounds to see our incredible Chinese Lantern Festival, then perhaps you can plan on visiting this location at the end of August when the Great New York State Fair comes to town. Happening this year from August 23rd to September 4th, you officially have plenty of time to figure out which day is best for you to come and visit the annual fair.
To find out more information about this legendary fair, click here.
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