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11 THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK STATE (OCTOBER 21 - OCTOBER 30)

New York Fall Foliage

New York Fall Foliage

late September–October • nature

The most beautiful time of year in New York State

Eternal Flame Falls

Eternal Flame Falls

September–May • nature

The eternal fight or rather a cooperation of the two natural powers of water and fire at the Eternal Flame Falls

Maid of the Mist Boat Rides

Maid of the Mist Boat Rides

mid-May–October • activity

A unique way to "explore the roar" and get as close to the famous falls as possible

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

September 17–November 21, 2021 (on selected dates) • event

Hudson Valley's biggest Halloween event

Hiking Trails Close to Niagara Falls

Hiking Trails Close to Niagara Falls

April–mid-November • activity

Get your heart pumping from these mesmerizing views

The Catskill Mountains (The Catskills)

The Catskill Mountains (The Catskills)

May–October • nature

Hundreds of trails, dozens of waterfalls and picturesque lakes in upstate New York

Bash Bish Falls

Bash Bish Falls

April–November | best April –May • nature

One of the most beautiful New England waterfalls

Ithaca Falls

Ithaca Falls

year round (best time: May–October) • nature

Plan a picnic by one of the state's best waterfalls

Beach Season on Long Island

Beach Season on Long Island

May–October • activity

The favorite summer getaway for wealthy Manhattan residents, celebrities, and hipsters

Niagara Falls International Marathon

Niagara Falls International Marathon

October 23, 2021 • event

The challenge that's worth a place on your bucket list

Mount Marcy

Mount Marcy

May–October • nature

The highest summit of New York is the most popular hiking destination in the Adirondack's high peaks

25 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Feast of San Gennaro

Feast of San Gennaro

out of rangeSeptember 16–26, 2021 • event

Eat the best Italian food, watch colorful parades, and attend free concerts

The Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair

out of rangeAugust 20–September 6, 2021 • event

Discover lots of delicious food, exciting competitions, exhibits, and thrilling entertainment at the oldest state fair in the U.S.

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

out of rangeJune 13, 2021 • event

One of the largest cultural celebrations in the U.S.

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 3–5, 2021 • event

A massive summer ballooning event in Upstate New York

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 23–26, 2021 • event

Admire the foliage of the scenic Lake George area from a hot air balloon

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

out of rangeNovember–early January • event

New York City markets will help you get into the festive spirit and buy some presents for the whole family

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

unconfirmedmid-November 2021–early January 2022 • event

For over seven decades, the Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Amazing fireworks, special cruises, and lots of activities for the whole family

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival

unconfirmedJune 3–5, 2022 • event

Welcome to a fantastic ballooning occasion held at the Cambridge Central School

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

out of rangeApril 8, 2024 • event

Some spots on Earth wait for the moment of solar totality for hundreds or even thousands of years. To capture a spectacle, you have to be truly lucky

Hamburg Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Hamburg Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

out of rangeDecember 1–31, 2021 • event

The largest holiday festival in western New York State

Buffalo Pride

Buffalo Pride

out of rangeJune 1–6, 2021 (virtual) • event

The biggest LBGTQ event in Western New York

Ice Tsunami

Ice Tsunami

out of rangemid-February–late March • nature

Surreal walls of broken ice occasionally pile up on lake shores

New York Renaissance Faire

New York Renaissance Faire

out of rangeAugust 21–October 3, 2021 • event

Are you ready to escape modern reality?

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

unconfirmedearly February 2022 • event

Celebrate winter in the picturesque Adirondack region

Winter Birds

Winter Birds

out of rangemid-November–February • nature

Every winter, the Niagara River becomes a shelter for countless gulls, canvasback, ducks, geese, swans, and other waterfowl

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

out of rangeFebruary 5–27, 2022 (on seleted dates) • event

A family-friendly month-long celebration of winter

Skiing near NYC: The Catskill Mountains

Skiing near NYC: The Catskill Mountains

out of rangeDecember–early April (best in January–February) • activity

Winter destinations in upstate New York offer a decent amount of snow for a weekend getaway

Skiing in the Adirondacks and Lake Placid Region

Skiing in the Adirondacks and Lake Placid Region

out of rangelate November–mid-April (best in February–March) • activity

Discover some of the best ski resorts in the Northeast

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

out of rangeApril–September • nature

Attracted by fruits and nectar, these birds are often spotted in the gardens

Discover Niagara Shuttle

Discover Niagara Shuttle

out of rangeSeptember 10–October 11, 2021 • activity

Leave your car behind and explore the top sites on the hop-on/hop-off shuttle for free

National Buffalo Wing Festival

National Buffalo Wing Festival

out of rangeSeptember 4–5, 2021 • event

One of the best food festivals in the U.S. celebrating iconic chicken wings

Adirondack Lakes

Adirondack Lakes

out of rangeMay–October • nature

Thousands of pristine lakes are known as the jewels of the Adirondack region of New York

Cooperstown Winter Carnival

Cooperstown Winter Carnival

out of rangeFebruary 16–21, 2021  • event

Join winter fun activities on the bank of beautiful Otsego Lake

Corning Parade of Lights

Corning Parade of Lights

out of rangeNovember 28, 2020  • event

A holiday festival in a picturesque river town

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