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20 Monroe County Parks | Day Trips Around Rochester. Unlike most New York State Parks, Monroe County parks are free. Take advantage of 12,000 acres of natural, zoological, horticultural, historical and geological experiences! It’s an amazing backyard! The 20 parks below are listed in order of their size. 1. Mendon Ponds Highlights: 2,500 acres of woodlands, ponds, wetlands and glacially created landforms, on the National Registry of Natural Landmarks due to its geologic history and presence of significant kames, eskers, and kettles, Wild Wings, birdsong trail among other excellent hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty, sledding, camping for scout and youth groups only. Our Experience | Park Map | More Info READ NEXT 43 New York State Parks Within a 2-hour Drive 2. Highlights: 1,505-acres, 5 hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty, sledding.

Our Experience | Trail Map | More Info 3. Our Experience | Trail Map | More Info READ NEXT 74 Rochester Experiences that Make Great Gifts 4. Trail Map | More Info 5. 6. Park Map | More Info. 80 Other Museums Around Rochester | Day Trips Around Rochester. The most beautiful place in each of New York's 62 counties. Waterfalls of New York. Locations and Maps of New York State Cascades Niagara Falls and Nearby Parks / Attractions Pictures, Information, Photos & Video • Frequently Asked Questions History of the Falls • Fort Niagara • Whirlpool State Park • Devil’s Hole State Park Best places to stay • What to do • Maps/Parking • Message board Books with Waterfall Locations In the summer of 2008, Danish artist Olafur Eliasson erected 4 artificial waterfalls around the East River and the New York Harbor.

Some say it was worth the effort. Click here to navigate our comprehensive map of waterfalls. Waterfalls Listed by County Click a county below to see all the waterfalls we have found in that area. Thanks to Chris Babcock, Matt Champlin, Kyle, Loren, George, and our community members for help building and updating this list. * Best guess location. You Can Now Pedal Along the Railroad Tracks Through the Adirondacks. Railbiking comes to North Creek this summer with Revolution Rail Co. ’s railbike tours. (Revolution Rail Co. photo) Pedaling the rails debuts along Adirondack mining route North Creek You can take the train from Saratoga Springs to North Creek, and now you can pedal your way farther into the Adirondacks, thanks to a startup company that offers so-called rail bike tours. Revolution Rail Co. is offering excursions on a stretch of track several miles north of the North Creek rail station, on a line that linked to Tahawus, where iron ore and later titanium dioxide were mined.

En route, they cross a trestle bridge spanning the Hudson River. The vehicles come with two or four seats. "We are really excited to launch this fun family activity and open up a stretch of track that has never been open for passenger service," said Robert Harte, who with Michael Dupee launched Revolution Rail. Trains will continue to operate through Columbus Day weekend, though not on Columbus Day itself. You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in America With This $213 Train Trip. If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea. Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger Derek Low, you can now experience the ultimate sightseeing journey—covering 3,400 scenic miles from San Francisco to New York—for just $213 . The inexpensive trip, which Derek shared on his blog, takes you through cities like Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, and New York, and features stunning views of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and more.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Think it sounds too good to be true? Think again! For a little over $200, you can purchase one ticket for the direct California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited routes. To get the best views, Derek sat in the "Sightseer Lounge car," which features floor-to-ceiling windows and comfy chairs.

(h/t Simple Most) Luray Caverns - What will you discover? Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service) Robert H Treman's Gorge Trail In New York Will Transport You To Another World. Posted in New York May 29, 2017by Lea Monroe Despite the fact that the month of May is almost entirely behind us, the majority of New York has still been experiencing rainy days that should’ve remained in April. Only making us further appreciate the beautiful weather that we do get, our residents have been running for the hills at any sight of sunshine. A great way to make the most of your time, exploring this one hiking trail will make you feel like you’ve left the Empire State.

Who said beautiful hikes have to be intense and strenuous? How to get here: 105 Enfield Falls Road Ithaca, NY 14850 Which Gorge Trail in our state is your favorite to hike along? 9 Amazing Flea Markets In New York You Absolutely Have To Visit. Posted in New York March 16, 2017by Lea Monroe While all of the snow outside may be throwing you off, spring is in fact almost here! Along with many of our other favorite things, one of the best parts about warmer weather means that we’ll soon have the opportunity to once again do some outdoor shopping. Sending you home with true treasures, you won’t want to miss out on visiting these amazing flea markets in the Empire State.

One of our favorite flea markets to visit in the Empire State, Mower's is just one of the many gems you'll find in the town of Woodstock. How to get here: 11 Maple Lane Woodstock, NY 12498 Another one of our absolute favorite flea markets to visit, Stormville is what many of our residents consider to be the most epic antique shows that we have. How to get here: 428 Route 216 Stormville, NY 12582 If you're looking to experience a flea market that has the ability to also provide you with mouthwatering dishes while you shop, then look no further.

The Haunted Old Mill Is Michigan's Spookiest Paranormal Museum. Posted in Michigan March 22, 2017by Sophie Boudreau Are you a fan of all things spooky? Have you ever thought about exploring ghostly occurrences for yourself? If so, you’re in luck — there’s a haunted museum here in the Great Lakes State that embraces its paranormal activity, and you’ll find yourself frightened in the most fun way possible.

For more information about the Haunted Old Mill Museum, ticket prices, and paranormal investigation dates, click here. Have you visited the mill? Did you experience anything out of the ordinary? Day trip ideas in Upstate NY: 40 fun places to visit. By Alaina Potrikus | Contributing writer A day trip in Upstate New York can lead to all kinds of adventures. Take a selfie with statues of women's rights legends Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Chase waterfalls from Niagara to the gorges of Ithaca to Ausable Chasm in the Adirondacks.

Get wet at water parks in Canandaigua or Old Forge, and catch sunsets on Million Dollar Beach in Lake George or atop Mount Defiance at Fort Ticonderoga. Photo: Sylvan Beach Amusement Park at dusk. Spend the day with Upstate New York's most famous giraffe, April, and her new offspring. Photo: Michael Greenlar | For art, antiques and culinary delights, spend a day in Beacon, located on the Hudson River in Dutchess County. Photo: Main Street in Beacon. For a family-friendly day trip, head to the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. Photo: Scott Schild | Coquina Beach Is One Of The Most Underrated Beaches In North Carolina. One of my favorite parts about this state is that it seems like almost daily, I’m discovering new places and things to do. While we know North Carolina is filled with some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S., some that earn spots on coveted ‘Top 10’ lists, some of our more under the radar beaches are the true slice of paradise.

When I learned about the whimsical and uniquely scenic Coquina Beach and the coquina rocks at Kure Beach, I couldn’t believe this had been hiding in my state and I had yet to discover it. Coquina Beach is located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and not far from the historic Wright Brothers monument. This undeveloped slice of paradise is a refreshing sight to other beaches dotted with residential and retail spaces.

Coquina Beach is named for the unique and colorful coquina clams that are spotted along the OBX. People retreat to Coquina for the scenery and solitude. Also, no, these aren't photos from Key West! 12 Scenic Hikes In New York Under 5 Miles. Posted in New York April 16, 2016by Lea Monroe Our state is far from flat. New York is famously known for its astonishing 46 high peaks, which to aspiring hikers can be more than a bit intimidating. Perhaps you’re looking to view our state from as high up as possible without adventuring a long distance, or maybe you’re just looking to take a short hike to a relaxing spot. With Mother Nature slowly but surely breathing life back into the gorgeous outdoors, we’ve begun to feel the itch that drives us to explore more.

Backpacks packed and ready for an adventure? Here are 12 hikes in New York that are all under 5 miles, that everyone should take! From the trailhead this hike is one mile round trip! We may be constantly gushing over one of our most famous state parks, but that's only because it's so miraculous! Coming at just under 4 miles round trip, this mountain is apart of the Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge. Barely making the cutoff, this hike is a total of 4.8 miles.

Travel Archives - Mason-Dixon Knitting. Adventures near and far, often involving knitting but always in beautiful places. - Choose Your Trip - Sort by Take a spin around this Norwegian city of surprises with our textile-mad guide, Dianna Walla. A knitter’s armchair visit to Scotland. A Rambouillet ramble: the sheep of Versailles. Our newest contributor, Dianna Walla, takes us to her favorite spots in this charming Norwegian town.

Time travel for makers: from an East Coast winter to summer in the South of France. Susan Cropper, proprietor of Loop, leads us on a fiber-lover’s tour of London. The waterfront village of Port Jefferson, New York is closer to alpaca and llamas than you thought. Learning to print with the legendary designer Lotta Jansdotter. In search of the finest Estonian knitting, a journey to enjoy. Great humans and other creatures. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a knitter tell you where the good spots are? When I first heard about the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, maybe 15 years ago, I thought to myself,… The 14 Most Beautiful Vineyards In All Of New York.

Posted in New York April 23, 2017by Lea Monroe With the steady increase in temperature, New Yorkers all across the state are finding the need to quench their thirst more frequently. On a warm day it’s always nice to stumble upon a local lemonade stand, but some of us more interested in a beverage that has a little bit more of a kick to it. Interested in discovering what beautiful vineyards lie within the Empire State?

Let’s find out below. The first of many Long Island vineyards that we'll gush over in this list of locations, Bedell Cellars has been creating delicious wines for over 30 years. How to get here: 36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935 It's only fitting that one of our favorite vineyards in this region lies right in the heart of the Finger Lakes along the western shores of Seneca Lake. How to get here: 670 State Route 14 Penn Yan, NY 14527 How to get here: 1074 Main Road Aquebogue, NY 11931 How to get here: 26 Wing Road Millbrook, NY 12545 How to get here: 8843 Greyton H. 41 New York State Parks Within a 2-hour Drive of Rochester · Day Trips Around Rochester, NY.

Most of our beautiful New York State Parks have 2 things in common; hiking trails and water. As wonderful as both elements are, I encourage you to venture into one of these parks and discover what makes each unique! Allan H. Treman State Marine Park One of the largest inland marinas in New York State, within easy walking distance to the city of Ithaca along the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. Buttermilk Falls State Park The upper park has a small lake, hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim, picnic areas and playing fields.

Cayuga Lake State Park The scenic highlight of the park is its expansive view of Cayuga Lake. Chimney Bluffs State Park The most dramatic landscape on the Lake Ontario shore. Fair Haven Beach State Park One of the finest public lakefronts in upstate New York, with towering shoreline bluffs, sandy beaches and adjoining hilly woodlands. Fillmore Glen State Park An oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long, narrow gorge. Keuka Lake State Park Robert H. Paddling. <p>Portions of this page may require JavaScript to be enabled for your browser. </p> New York State has more than 7,500 lakes, ponds and reservoirs and more than 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. Paddling on these water bodies can take the form of canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Many lakes, ponds and rivers in the Adirondacks and Catskills provide paddling opportunities without motorized boating.

Paddling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, view the forests and mountains and watch wildlife on the water and along the shore. Information on paddling safety, rules, and etiquette Where to Go Here is a sample of areas with paddling opportunities. Flat Water Paddling Many DEC Campgrounds are situated on bodies of water and provide access for paddlers. St. Essex Chain Lakes - The Essex Chain Lakes Complex contains 18 waterbodies totaling 785 acres that range in size from 3-acre Chub Pond to 216-acre Third Lake. Extended Backcountry Trips White Water Protect Yourself Respect Others Access to the Water. Boating & Paddling. Places to Boat DEC provides many boat access points at campgrounds and fishing access spots in the Adirondack and Catskills. This includes both car top and trailer access sites.

The publication titled "New York State Boat Launching Sites (PDF)" (2.96 MB) has recently been updated. It contains a listing of boating access and launching areas available to the public. Other helpful information on launching and retrieving your boat and aquatic invasive species is included. If interested in obtaining a hard copy of the New York State Boat Launching Sites Directory, send an email to Fisheries and include your name, mailing address and publication you are requesting. Register Your Motorized Boat In New York, watercraft without a motor do not need to be registered. Boating Requirements and Safety Don't Spread Aquatic Invasive Species! Boats, trailers, waders and other fishing equipment can spread invasive species from waterbody to waterbody unless properly cleaned after use. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Summer hikes in Upstate NY: 10 easy hiking trails to enjoy the sun. 15 waterfalls in Upstate NY to see in person before you die. Summer hikes in Upstate NY: 10 easy hiking trails to enjoy the sun.

15 waterfalls in Upstate NY to see in person before you die. Summer bucket list for Upstate NY: 45 fun things you must do before fall. Summer bucket list for Upstate NY: 45 fun things you must do before fall. 15 waterfalls in Upstate NY to see in person before you die. Day trip ideas in Upstate NY: 19 fun places to visit. Welcome to Barefoot Landing | North Myrtle Beach SC. 9 hikes to see dazzling waterfalls in Upstate NY. 9 hikes to see dazzling waterfalls in Upstate NY. Craft Lives Here – Little Button Craft. Fall Foliage in New York | Autumn Leaves, Scenic Drives. The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In New York Everyone Should Take At Least Once.

There's A City Of Waterfalls In New York And It'll Steal Your Breath Away. Take This Road Trip To New York's Most Abandoned Places. Robert H. Treman State Park. Book Shop | Chatham, MA. Map of WaterFalls of the Finger Lakes.