Experience Winter in the Adventure Capital of the Catskills at Big Mountain Resorts
Greene County, N.Y. - Just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston, Greene County’s legendary ski resorts welcome skiers and riders of all abilities for winter adventure that lasts all season long. Ski and snowboard Hunter Mountain, boasting “New York’s Largest Snow Tubing Park,” or head to Windham Mountain’s expansive terrain and enjoy the “Northeast’s Premier Alpine Lifestyle.”
Catskill ski & stay packages offer early bird, midweek savings and deals at cozy cottages, luxurious B&Bs and family-friendly resorts. Enjoy a quick getaway to the Catskills and ‘Awaken to Adventure’ on and off the slopes. Read more »
Ski the Adirondacks and Save on Hotel Rooms, Meals and More
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Across the Adirondacks, the mountains and valleys have exchanged brilliant fall foliage for an early dusting of snow, signaling the onset of winter and sending skiers and riders into a flurry of anticipation - the countdown to opening day has begun.
Ski season typically kicks off in mid-to-late November at alpine resorts throughout New York’s Adirondack Region, and early enthusiasts get the best deals on lift tickets, hotels, attraction passes and more with ski package deals perfect for a quick getaway before the holidays hit.
Early season ski deals at Adirondack lodging properties include:
Ridin-Hy Ranch All-Inclusive Ski & Save Package in Warrensburg is one of the best deals of the winter. Enjoy overnight accommodations at this Lake George Region dude ranch, three meals daily, on-property downhill and cross-country skiing, snowtubing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more starting at $155 per person, per mid-week night. Package available midweek December 25, 2013 through March 15, 2014. Read more »
The views get better as the Hudson Valley approaches winter
Hudson Valley, NY (November 2013) - The Hudson Valley is beautiful dressed in fall foliage, but when the leaves are gone and bare branches reach for the sky, whole new vistas open up to show the landscape. Like secrets, the leafless panoramas reveal unseen rock formations, buildings, and views through the trees that warmer weather foliage obscures.
Pathway choices range from an easy stroll to a more ambitious trek. The trail up Mount Beacon is steep, but well worth the resulting view. Stairs along the former course of the Beacon Incline Railway (plans are in the works to restore it) take you to observation platforms with views stretching from the Hudson Highlands to the Catskill Mountains. A monument at the top of the mountain commemorates the signal fires built to warn the patriots of British troop movements during the Revolutionary War. Steps also take you to the top of the Empire State Plaza and the Corning Tower Observation Deck. Breathtaking views of Albany, the Plaza, and the Hudson River are the first things you’ll see before your eyes take in the foothills of the Adirondacks, the Catskills, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Forty-two flights of stairs will give you a good workout, but take the elevator if you prefer. Read more »
Experience the Best of Fall Foliage During the Long Holiday Weekend
Take the Metro-North Railroad and LIRR for Fall Getaways This Month
Albany, N.Y. (October 11, 2013) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged New Yorkers and out-of-state visitors to enjoy the long Columbus Day weekend by visiting a state park or local event and experience the vibrant fall foliage colors throughout New York State. Fall colors will be at their peak this weekend in many parts of the state, including the Chautauqua-Allegheny, Central New York, and Capital-Saratoga regions, with additional areas of peak color emerging in the Catskills and Finger Lakes regions.
“Autumn is a beautiful time to explore New York State’s great outdoors,” Governor Cuomo said. “From scenic rail routes in the Adirondacks and hikes in the Hudson Valley to cruises down the Erie Canal, this time of year offers breathtaking views and trips in all regions of the state. This holiday weekend, when fall foliage colors will be at their peak, I encourage New Yorkers and visitors to go to a state park and experience the unmatched natural beauty that New York has to offer.” Read more »
Chautauqua-Allegheny, Central NY and Capital-Saratoga regions stepping into autumn spotlight
This is the fifth 2013 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Albany, N.Y. — Bright, colorful peak fall foliage is departing the Adirondacks and Catskills regions and heading into other areas of New York State for the Columbus Day weekend, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Look for peak colors this weekend in the Chautauqua-Allegheny, Central New York, and Capital-Saratoga regions, with additional areas of peak color emerging in the Finger Lakes region. Read more »
Escape to the Adirondacks for a Great New York Fall Getaway
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - The Adirondack Park is located less than an hour’s drive north of Albany and four hours north of New York City, offering unparalleled outdoor recreation and family-friendly festivals amid colorful fall foliage for the perfect autumn weekend getaway.
The Adirondack Region is larger than most national parks combined, offering six-million-acres of public and private lands unaffected by the U.S. Government shutdown. Located just a short drive from major metro areas in the northeast, the Adirondacks are a great alternative for travelers looking to have a wilderness park experience, but finding the gates closed at federally funded parks. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. - To fully enjoy the sights and smells that autumn in New York has to offer, try walking or biking along a multi-use trail. Take your time as you stroll or pedal your way through a canopy of bright fall foliage, breathing in the fresh air, and drawing in the scenery around you.
Multi-use trails such as rail and canal trails, greenways and bikeways are family friendly places to walk, run, or bike. Many are along historic railways or canal corridors and are mostly flat. Many of the trails are also located near scenic rivers and streams. One thing they have in common, however, is that they all offer a view of the beautiful foliage during the fall months.
Parks & Trails New York has put together a list of Ten Terrific Trails recommended for fall. Read more »