Explore a state park
It's no coincidence that two of the three best state parks in the country are in Upstate New York. Sure, Letchworth State Park and Watkins Glen deserve their spot in the top three, but every state park is special for its own reason and worth exploring.
Take in the view
Awe-inspiring, jaw dropping views aren't hard to find Upstate NY. Wherever you visit this summer, make sure to take the time to find one of the best views in New York, whether it's Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park or Whiteface mountain.
Go Kayaking or canoeing
Central New York offers an impressive variety of waterways for kayaking enthusiasts. There are picturesque lakes, with their inlets and outlets. There are also beautiful rivers, along with several large streams and creeks. Check out this list of fun in the water!
There's no better way to experience the great outdoors than to spend a few days sleeping under the stars. Campgrounds are widely available throughout Upstate New York—from the Adirondacks to the Thousand Islands to Niagara Falls.
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