There is much more to New York State than the famous Big Apple. You can enjoy a great time in this beautiful state without even visiting its biggest city.
When many people think of New York State, they immediately picture the uber-metropolis of New York City. However, this state has a lot more to offer than the City that Never Sleeps, and adventurous travellers will find it worth their while to explore the rest of this beautiful part of America. What is there to do in New York State?
Camping within beautiful scenery.
Are you a fan of the great outdoors? New York State has superb camping areas where you can spend your time listening to the call of the birds and roasting your food over a fire. From the impressive majesty of Niagara Falls, to the Finger Lakes, to the rugged and wild Catskill Mountains, the wonders of nature in New York State will take your breath away. There is a large network of campgrounds and RV parks where you can find a patch of wilderness to call home for the night.
Tasting the flavours of delicious New York State wines.
New York State is home to an abundance of wineries, from Lake Erie to Long Island and all along the length of the entire state. New York is the third ranking grape producer in the USA, after California and Washington. There is a long history of wine-making in New York State, starting in the 17th century with Dutch and Huguenot vineyards in the Hudson Valley region. New York is home to the very first bonded winery in the USA, Pleasant Valley Wine Company, which opened in the 1860s. You can visit this winery in Hammondsport. Many companies offer wine tours through New York State, where you can spend the day sipping all different varieties and learning about the history of the vineyards.
Exploring the history of Albany.
Albany is the capital of New York, and it is full of history and distinctive architecture with everything from high rise skyscrapers to churches and temples. It was the location of Fort Orange, which was very important in early American history. Albany was also a hotspot for alcohol smuggling from Canada in the Prohibition Era. Architecture and history buffs will love exploring this city, or even taking a walking tour to learn more about its past.
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