Rent a Cabin in the Adirondacks1 of 11
You can't beat a quiet morning sitting in a real Adirondack chair, sipping coffee, and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Your family can enjoy miles of trails and long days of splashing in a real Adirondack lake, and you can enjoy those quiet Adirondack mornings all to yourself.
Play on the Hudson River Greenway Trail System2 of 11
An extensive trail system established in 1991 provides multi-use access along both sides of the Hudson River, from Manhattan up to Saratoga and Washington counties. Spanning 14 counties total, the Greenway Trail System has 488 miles of land trails and 256 miles of water trails. This means biking, walking and kayaking opportunities abound.
Take a Weekend Trip to Lake George3 of 11
Lake George just might be the perfect family vacation destination. From affordable cabin rentals and campsites on the lake, to walking Canada street, complete with an arcade, pizza joints and ice cream shops, there are plenty of activities to keep the entire family happy.
Don't Miss: Mt. Prospect, Fun World Arcade, water activities and Fort William Henry Museum.
Go Hiking in The Gunks4 of 11
Just a couple of hours north of New York City, the Shawangunk Mountains, "The Gunks" for short, are a favorite among rock climbers and hikers. With 761 miles of trails, there are stunning views for everyone—from the beginner explorer to the veteran climber.
Go Wine Tasting in the Finger Lakes5 of 11
Napa and Sonoma have nothing on the Finger Lakes when it comes to scenery. Several wine trails snake around three of the five lakes promising an ideal setting for sipping Riesling.
Check Out the Corning Museum of Glass6 of 11
An entire building dedicated to the art of breakable objects doesn't sound like an ideal place for children to hang out. But, if you have kids, the museum knows how to entertain them. Live demonstrations, a hands-on innovation center and glass making classes are just a few of the kid-friendly activities.
Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame7 of 11
Celebrate American history at the iconic National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. If you're not a baseball fan when you arrive, you just might be by the time you leave.
Take Your Family to Niagara Falls8 of 11
Another American icon, Niagara Falls, is the oldest state park in the country. But what a lot of people don't know is that with 400 acres of terrain and 15 miles of hiking trails, there's more to see than water.
Take a Trip Down the Erie Canal9 of 11
This 364-mile long waterway, which links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, played an instrumental part in revolutionizing trade, commerce and transportation in America. Learn all about the history of the canal and how it impacted the U.S. economy upon opening in 1825.
Play in Lake Placid10 of 11
Home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid knows how to host. From epic outdoor activities, like hiking Whiteface Mountain, to old-fashioned family fun, like watching a hockey game at Herb Brooks Arena, there's literally something here for everyone. When picking things to do in New York, be sure to add a trip to Lake Placid to your list.