What are some good spots upstate for this time of the year? Looking for some historic sights, as well as nature. Like Woodstock maybe. Would love some hotel suggestions too, authentic inns, bed & breakfasts. Thanks guys!
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recommended Greater New York CityI live about 40- and hour away, not a big deal because I never really get to go there, Theirs something for everyone to do like see musicals, go to parks, shopping and having fun, if you can go you'll ... read morenever forgot, and if you can I'd stay a few days I would if I could ;).Comment.3 months ago. ReportBunnysBungee
this place is awesome; but really really big; but that's ok, the bigger the better (... well as they say)
recommended BuffaloBuffalo, New York is a great part of the state to visit, especially in the summer months when the snow has thawed. There are tons of outdoor festivals, tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in town, ... read morethe Albright Knox Art Museum, a nice waterfront area, a small zoo, and of course, the chicken wings (The Anchor Bar is the classic but Duffs is pretty good too.). If you just want to poke around and people watch, head to Elmwood Street, which has a bunch of little shops, eateries, and green spaces.Liza Prado
Just a few minutes for the Falls....
- Maid of the Mist5920 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6, Canadarecommended Maid of the MistA ride on the Maid of the Mist is an absolute must. (And a sure fire hit at any age.) Basically, it's a boat ride from either the American or Canadian side that takes passengers so close to falls ... read morethemselves--American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe--that you'll get totally soaked (unless, of course, you opt to wear the rain gear provided). The close-up views are spectacular too.....Liza Prado
If you head to Niagara Falls....
recommended Niagara Falls CityThe town of Niagara Falls definitely is kitchy--wax museums are prominent fixtures--but the falls themselves and the surrounding parks/area are spectacular. There is so much to do--from taking a boat ... read moreride near the falls, visiting 18th century forts, and stopping at the butterfly conservatory to wandering through the botanical gardens, wine tasting and catching a show at the Shaw Festival. Truly a vibrant part of the world.Liza Prado
If you head to Niagara Falls, New York--consider bringing your passport and head to the Canadian side for a day....
recommended Niagara Falls and SurroundsGreat place for a family holiday. Be sure to take the boat launch out to the falls. Kids of all ages will love it. Also some interesting history and the contrast between the U.S. and the Canadian ... read moresides is noticeable.
recommended Sun Castle ResortLake George is the perfect place to be as the air becomes crisp and the leaves begin to turn in the fall. I stayed at Sun Castle Resort in 2002 and 2003. The first year my friends and I rented two ... read morevillas, which worked out to only about $50 per person per night. Our accomodations overlooked the lake. The cabins were spacious with full kitchens, fireplaces and multiple bedrooms. The following autumn we received a free upgrade to a full villa, which was essentially a fully furnished house. The resort is spread out enough that we were able to stay up late and make a little noise without bothering anyone.Rich Carriero
I stayed here twice with my friends. Lakeside villas with fireplaces, plenty of room and privacy. Located only a few miles from downtown Lake George.
recommended Sleepy HollowThe lower Hudson Valley is a unique region of the United States; it's Dutch America. The names of the towns along Metro North-Scarsdale, Spuyten Duyville--are relics of that 40 year period when the ... read moreDutch held sway here. Sleepy Hollow is probably the most famous town around. The town gave its name to Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," one of the first important works of American fiction. Irving, himself, is buried in the graveyard. You can also check out Phillip's Manor, a Dutch mill and trading post that has been preserved from colonial times.Rich Carriero
Much closer to the city, but Sleepy Hollow is a rare remnant of colonial Dutch New York.
- Chimney MountainChimney Mountain Roadrecommended Chimney MountainChimney Mountain is my first and favorite place to go caving in the United States. The trail head is a grueling half mile ascent into a valley formed by the two peaks of the mountain. Throughout the ... read morevalley are caves formed by the intrusion of ice. Some are merely spaces of rock that you can wriggle through while others are multi-tiered passageways leading deep underground with frosty chambers large enough to stand up in. If you're bored in Lake George and like a little adventure (and don't suffer from claustrophobia at all), give Chimney Mountain a shot.Rich Carriero
A short strenuous hike brings you to a valley filled with glacial caves.
recommended Saratoga National Historical ParkSaratoga was the pivotal battle of the America revolution. In two battles a month apart the Americans captured an entire British Army with its general. The victory convinced the French to recognize ... read morethe United States and send military aid. Today the park is a beautiful expanse of open country that can be toured by car or by hiking.Rich Carriero
Like most battlefields, it's best to brush up on the history before visiting.
- Fort William Henry Museum48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845-1604recommended Fort William Henry MuseumYou know it from "Last of the Mohicans." Fort William Henry was sacked from the British by the French in the early stages of the French and Indian War. The modern incarnation sits at the southern end ... read moreof the lake and is one of upstate New York's most notable historic sites.
recommended Lake GeorgeFor those living in the tri-state area of New York City, driving upstate to Lake George is as much a tradition as it was 100 years ago. This long, glacial lake in the Adirondacks is scenic, historic ... read moreand a lot of fun. Visit For William Henry, one of the few preserved sites from the French and Indian War. Take a lake cruise and go hiking at Mount Chimney.Rich Carriero
Lake George has it all. Outdoor activities, history, and hokey family fun.