5 Beautiful Nature Spots In New York

by  Alex Schechter | Nov 8, 2013
The Catskills, NY
The Catskills, NY / PapaBear/iStock

It's not hard to understand why someone, on their first visit to New York, would be reluctant to venture outside of New York City. It's where the action is. It offers an incredibly rich culture. It's iconic. But just north of the city lies a whole state, waiting to be explored: Hudson Valley, Saratoga, Finger Lakes, Catskills, to name a few. And those are the parts that Governor Cuomo is hoping to draw attention to in a new online tourism guide.

The "Sustainable Tourism" guide will be web-only, and will promote eco-friendly activities in all regions of New York, like exploring Buffalo's sustainably-built Burchfield Penney Arts Center, or hiking Mount Marcy, near Lake Placid. Whatever your interest, the comprehensive guide aims to (re-)acquaint even the most fresh-air-averse traveler with New York's stunning mountains, lakes, and villages. Below, a few of the choicest places to visit:

Catskills, NY

Chautauqua, NY

Adirondacks, NY

Letchworth State Park, NY

1,000 Islands


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