New York is one of the United States on the East Coast not to be confused with New York City which is its largest and most populous city. However, it is true that NYC is the heart of the state and what the state is most known for.
Despite that, the state is not small and there are many impressive natural and man-made locations that compliment the beauty of New York. The state is teeming with fairy tale locations from the Atlantic coast to the Adirondack mountains and today we’re showing some of our favorites!
Which parts of New York have you been to before fellow lazy penguins?
10. Robert Moses State Park
It is a public park created in 1908 where there are hundreds of small and beautiful beaches and many activities to do: fishing, golf, surfing, swimming, rowing boat rides, volleyball courts, etc.
9. Central Park, New York City
Some of the highlights are the Bow Bridge and the Loeb Boathouse, where you can rent small boats or gondola rides. Alice in Wonderland. The Alice In Wonderland statue is perhaps the most famous in all of Central Park.
8. Jefferson Harbor
In the southeast of Manhattan, very close to the Brooklyn Bridge, you will find the South St Seaport neighborhood, the old port of New York. Although it occupies only a few blocks, it is one of our favorite areas: remnants of the maritime past, such as docks, buildings and historic warehouses, today are home to restaurants, shops and recreation areas for New Yorkers. If you want to enjoy a neighborhood with history, personality and charm in the Big Apple you are in the right place.
7. Avalanche Pass
We start with one of the highlights of New York’s routes, the Avalanche Pass. We recommend that you go in the morning because there are far fewer people and you can enjoy the area calmly. The route is a natural paradise.
6. Long Island
Long Island City is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York. There the future of the city is built and it has become a center for emerging art and architecture. This neighborhood of Queens is very close to Manhattan, located along the East River at the height of Roosevelt Island. You will be easily recognized by its vintage Pepsi-Cola sign.
5. Mt. Colden
Any time is perfect to visit New York, although we would opt for spring or autumn with the beautiful colors of the parks or Christmas, when the city shines with its best decoration.
4. Triphammer Falls
New York, a city built by immigrants where hundreds of languages, religions, cultures and skin colors coexist, is the perfect example of The Melting Pot and many people use this nickname to refer to it. Each one brings unique ingredients while embracing aspects of American life, and all of those ingredients, old and new, come together to create the inimitable New York we know.
3. Ausable Canyon
Known more famously as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, Ausable Chasm is a staggeringly majestic sandstone gorge that feeds on waterfalls and empties into Lake Champlain. Here you will find endless ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the place, from adventure hikes to rappelling and rafting. One of the highlights is the option of night tours where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the natural formations in the light of the moon.
2. Bannerman Castle
You don’t need to go to Europe to see an abandoned gothic building. To find one closer, go to New York. Just take a boat on the Hudson River about 60 miles north of Manhattan to visit Bannerman Castle on the island of the same name. This 19th century castle was built to house the military assets of businessman Francis Bannerman and was also used as a summer residence for his family. Visitors can also enjoy special events.
1. Boldt Castle
This beautiful mansion has a tragic history. George started building it in 1900 for his beloved wife, but in 1904 she passed away before the castle was completed. After the blow suffered George was never able to return and decided to leave the residence as a tribute to his wife. For almost 70 years it was abandoned until in 1977 the local authorities decided to buy it for only $ 1. The reason for such a cheap price was on the condition that the profits obtained were allocated to the restoration and maintenance of the castle.