A trip to New York means a trip into the heart of gritty urban glamour for many tourists, but this state isn’t only about the skyscrapers and iconic architecture New York City famous for – it’s also a destination boasting some fabulous opportunities to commune with nature. If you’re thinking of a trip to New York State, why not enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders as well as a visit to New York City to see some excellent manmade landmarks too?
One of the greatest sights New York has to offer has to be the Niagara Falls State Park, 17 miles northwest of Buffalo, New York. Here visitors will find one a stunning attraction and some truly awe-inspiring waterfalls. When you pay a visit to this park, you’ll have the chance to view a spot that has fascinated people throughout the ages. You can also choose to take part in guided tours that could take you right under the falls and uncover some of the most beautiful spots for you.
Another must-see natural attraction is Adirondack Park. Created by the State of New York in 1892, this six-million-acre park is massive and incredibly impressive. Visitors will find extensive forests filled with gorgeous lakes and ponds, rivers and streams as well as quaint villages contained within the park and it’s a great place to visit if you’re hoping to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. What’s more, you can enjoy activities such as hiking and walking around the majestic Adirondack Mountains.
Visit Lake George when you’re in the Adirondacks area if you’re looking for boating and lakeside activities are you won’t be disappointed. There’s also an amusement park with plenty of rides if you’re hoping for some thrills and spills too. Darien Lake is another great spot for those who like fairground rides, as it’s the rollercoaster capital of New York.
A trip to the Fire Island National Seashore in Long Island is another great choice for anyone hoping to enjoy a little of the State’s spots of natural beauty. The beaches of Fire Island offer the ideal place to unwind and relax and are home to some great wildlife spotting opportunities. There’s also a great area for local animals at the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness area at the eastern end of the island.
With so many beautiful destinations to choose from, you’ll know it’s easy to get out of the city end enjoy some green even if you stay in the more central New York hotels.