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Experience the Excitement and Culture in Fabulous NY!

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Explore the Regions of New York State During an Amazing Vacation

New York State isn’t one of the smaller states, but it isn’t one of the largest ones either.  However, its size is perfect for all the incredible opportunities that you will have once you begin exploring.  This state is split into eleven different regions and each one has unique features that you will fall in love with. 

The Regions of New York State



This region is in the southwestern part of the state and it is known for its small towns and huge adventures.  Art lovers will spend hours at the Chautauqua Institution, but you can also choose to visit Midway State Park, Zoar Valley Rafting, Panama Rocks Park, and the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum and Comedy Center.  Don’t forget to check out the farmer’s markets and visit one of the twenty-three wineries!

Greater Niagara

The rushing water of the falls is the main attraction within the Greater Niagara region, so most of your time will probably be spent there. However, you can also hike the trails within Letchworth State Park, cruise along the Erie Canal, and visit the Botanical Garden’s Conservatory. 

Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region is filled with eleven lakes that are shaped like fingers and that is how this area received its name.  The Strong Museum of Play is the perfect destination if you have children, while the George Eastman Museum is best for those times when you are only with the adults.  This is the major wine-producing region in the state, so make sure you follow one of the many wine trails to find a new favorite to take home.  A stop at the Museum of Glass is a must, so you can see exactly how glassblowing is done. 

Central New York

Central New York is farm country, but you can still have lots of fun when you visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the nearby Fenimore Art Museum.  Exploring the caves underground is possible at Howe’s Caverns, while hikes inside Chittenango Falls State Park will take you to a waterfall that is one hundred sixty-seven feet high.  If you love craft beers, then you should take the time to visit Saranac Brewery in Utica before you continue with your journey. 

Thousand Islands-Seaway

This region is the perfect option during the warm summer months, and you have a thousand different islands to choose from!  This is an amazing destination if you love to camp and hike, but you can also take a scenic cruise, visit numerous museums, and even see a castle or two.  Multiple events and festivals are held in the Thousand Islands, but the more popular ones include Oswego’s Harborfest, Cape Vincent’s French Festival, and the St. Lawrence International Film Festival. 

The Adirondacks

Hike peaks abound in The Adirondacks and you can choose to hike any of the forty-six of them.  The all-time favorites of the locals though are Mount Marcy, Table Top Mountain, and Algonquin Peak.  Don’t worry, there are many smaller mountains to hike as well, but a few favorites are Shelving Rock Falls and Hadley Mountain.  The views from Prospect Mountain are incredible, but the hike to the top is difficult.  You might be better off making the drive up the mountain instead.  When you’re not hiking, you can visit the Olympic Complex in Lake Placid, Fort Ticonderoga, and the water of Lake George. 


This region is the place to be during the summer months.  Saratoga Performing Arts Center holds numerous concerts, as well as ballet and orchestra performances.  It is there that you can also watch the horses’ race and do a little gambling.  When you venture outside of Saratoga, you can visit the New York State Museum, the State Capital, and the numerous breweries popping up all over the region. 

The Catskills

The Catskills has many mountains like The Adirondacks, so it is another wonderful destination if you love the great outdoors.  Riding on the Catskill Mountain Railroad is a must, but so is visiting the KTD Monastery and the Monticello Casino and Raceway.  This area is also known for art and music, so you may want to plan your trip to coincide with the Taste of Country Music Festival or one of the concerts that are held at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. 

Hudson Valley

Historic mansions and gorgeous views are everywhere within the Hudson Valley, but there is so much more.  Shopping is best done at the Woodbury Common’s Outlets, although you may prefer to spend your days at the Untermyer Gardens and the Hudson Highlands State Park.  Everyone visiting this region must take a tour of the Culinary Institute of America and eat at one of the restaurants on the campus.  The food and service are incredible, just make sure you make reservations in advance unless you want to wait hours for a table. 

New York City

The Big Apple of New York City is jam-packed with things for you to do and it will take you weeks, or even months, to see it all.  Start in Central Park, before heading to the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  A boat ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island can fill an entire day, as can shopping on 5th Avenue.  Don’t forget to spend a few hours in Times Square.  You’ll love the flashing lights and the hustle and bustle that is everywhere! 

Long Island

Long Island is right outside New York City and it is known for its sparkling sandy beaches and multiple museums.  After spending time at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, you can visit the Montauk Lighthouse or go wander through the Old Westbury Gardens.  Don’t forget to check out all the antique stores in between stopping at the wineries you discover along the way. 
There is no bad place to visit in the state of New York, but you will need to start somewhere!  I recommend just choosing one and making your way around the state from there.  It won’t be easy to make that initial decision, but once you do, you will have the time of your life as you discover new places!
After you have seen everything in New York State, you will be ready to cross that destination off your list. This is so easy to do when you have a fabulous Scratch Off Travel Map!  Just scratch off this state and watch the entire world come to life before your eyes, as you start to uncover more destinations in the future!
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