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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in New York
Those travelers who consider the state of New York to simply be an extension of New York City may not think of The Empire State to be a nature getaway destination. However, outside the bright lights is a whole different world exemplified by the natural beauty of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes region, and so much more. There are 180 state parks spread out across New York. Check out Bethpage State Park, home to the famous Bethpage State Park Black Golf Course. When you are done with Bethpage, head to other great areas like Lake Erie State Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park, and Roberto Clemente State Park. The Finger Lakes National Forest is another great spot for outdoor exploration in New York. Situated between the Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, and measuring only 16,259 acres, it is actually one of the nation’s smallest National Forests. Get in touch with nature the next time you are planning a trip to New York.
Truly the gateway to the wilderness, Ampersand Bay Resort is at the threshold of six million acres of pristine forest preserve. As the largest forest preserve in the lower 48, you can enjoy seeing the wildlife firsthand, or by visiting one of our wonderful area museums and outdoor recreation centers where guides and naturalists await you.
With its prime location on the shores of Saranac Lake and surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, The Point is a nature-lover's paradise. You can easily leave behind the hustle-bustle of the cities and indulge in the refreshing natural environment, the peaceful sounds of the lake and the gentle whispering of the breeze. Head...
Soak in the natural splendor of Lake George on a pontoon cruise or set off and explore the area on foot. Hike through diverse nature trails at Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, St. Regis Canoe Area, and more areas. Gain a different perspective of the area on a gondola ride at Gore Mountain. Nature awaits around every corner!
Enjoy the beauty of Lake George from your cozy cabin at Depe Dene Resort. Hike along the serene trails, bask under the sun at the beach, or lounge around with your family with some exciting lawn games. Take a day to explore the winding trails of the Adirondack Mountain, which give you a chance to get an up close look at the local flora and fauna....
Indulge in a walk through the beautiful, award-winning gardens at Rocking Horse Ranch for a bit of calming. Their expert landscape team and in-house horticulturist, Maureen Wild, would be glad to talk to you about the designs! The breathtaking gardens are sure to relax and inspire you on your New York getaway.
Pollace's Family Vacation Resort's location in the beautiful Catskills encourages you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding nature. Go on a hike or take a boat out to explore the lake. Visit Howe Caverns for incredible underground adventures! At Pollace's, you can choose your own adventure!
Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region, La Tourelle is the perfect place to get away and enjoy a relaxing natural atmosphere. Come explore the beautiful Cayuga Wine Trail or enjoy an afternoon at Cayuga Lake where you can swim, go on a cruise, and more. Reconnecting with nature has never been easier.
Relax in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Catskill Mountains. Forested mountains and hills roll away in every direction and provide ample opportunity for hiking. So whether you want to go for a leisurely stroll, or go on a more strenuous excursion, make sure you explore the natural wonders at Acra Manor Resort.
For a bit of relaxation from the endless excitement at Rocking Horse Ranch, head to their asward-winning gardens for peace and quiet. Talk to Maureen Wild, their expert in-house horticulturist, and their landscape team about the designs and simply let the calming, beautiful views inspire and rejuvenate you! Reconnecting with nature has never been...
The Otesaga sits on the southern shores of Lake Otesaga, and provides breathtaking views of the crystal clear waters. Explore the area with plenty of hiking/jogging trails, or get out on the water with activities like sailing, canoeing and swimming. Get lost in the natural beauty that surrounds you in Cooperstown!
There's so much space to explore just outside your door! Windham Path is a 1.5-mile loop showcasing streams, trees, and wildlife. Hikers will find plenty of wilderness to walk, as the Hudson River, Kaaterskill Falls, and historic sites can be discovered on short strolls or all-day hikes. Aquatic activities can be found when you visit the serene...
There are dozens of ways to enjoy the beautiful New York coastline, but chief among them is via kayak and bike. Both are available to rent from the Inn, and both offer unique viewpoints and experiences. Paddle along the coastline or ride your bike through the multiple nearby parks.
Surrounded by beautiful hills in central New York, the B&B Ranch is the perfect place to get close to nature. Here, you can enjoy the stunning views from your luxury suite or out on the breathtaking natural trails that will let you bask in this natural wonderland. The onsite premier equestrian center is the perfect way to take in the sights as...
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