Beyond New York City, the Empire State offers various landscapes, from hilly vineyards to gorgeous lakes and weathered mountains to rushing waterfalls. Your batteries will recharge as you relish the natural beauty of your surroundings.
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Explore award-winning Seneca Lake wineries on their wine trail. With 27 member wineries, you can spend an entire weekend savoring wine and views of lush vineyards along. At Watkins Glen State Park you can admire 200-foot shale cliffs and 19 waterfalls as you explore all the park offers.
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Nestled along the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region, Ithaca welcomes you with open arms. Many waterfalls, including Ithaca Falls, Buttermilk Falls, and Taughannock Falls, inhabit the area.
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Located north of Albany, Saratoga Springs, a historical and cultural hub, is known for thoroughbred horse racing, mineral springs, and excellent shopping and dining.
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Tucked away in the old-growth forest of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George is perfect for a retreat from the stress of parenting. The area offers outdoor wilderness, a beachfront with picturesque lake views, museums, art galleries, and antique shopping.
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Warmer seasons yield opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, paddling, hiking, biking, birding, and golf. The area is all about fresh air, gorgeous views, and outdoor activities. Main Street beckons you for an afternoon of shopping in quaint shops with goods produced by local merchants and artisans.
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