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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.
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.
Explore 170 acres of farmland when you stay at the Fieldstone Farm Resort! Surrounding trails let you wind your way through the breathtaking natural scenery, where you will find streams, ponds and much more. Keep your eyes open for the abundance of wildlife, too!
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region, Geneva on the Lake features a terrace with breathtaking views of the English style gardens. This is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch on a sunny day. Explore the area with hiking trails through Watkins Glen Gorge and State Park or the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.
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.
The beautiful Hudson Valley and surrounding Catskill Mountains of New York are home to one of the most stunning natural surroundings on the planet. From hiking, biking, tubing and kayaking to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing – there’s an activity that’s perfect for anyone looking to experience the great outdoors. Located in the heart of...
Make your next vacation a Catskill vacation! Surround yourself with all that nature has to offer and take a hike on private hiking trails! Want to visit some of the area's great state parks? Just a short drive away is the Minnewaska State Park! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Crystal Brook Resort's location in the Catskill Mountains, near Catskill Mountain State Park, gives you the opportunity to explore the mountain trails by biking, hiking, and even skiing in winter. Be sure to take a walk to the nearby waterfall for breathtaking scenery and photo opportunities! It's the perfect place for nature-lovers of all ages to...
From the jagged beauty of the Catskill Mountains, to the low-lying Hudson Valley, you are never far from amazing views during your stay at White Clove Inn! Take a deep breath of the pine scented air, and listen for the gentle gurgle of Winter Clove Creek. Find peace and tranquility in one of America's oldest forests!
You will be surrounded by natural beauty during your stay at The Sullivan, with the Delaware River to the west and the Hudson River to the east. Catskill State Park and Lake Superior State Park offer dozens of hiking trails for a range of skill levels. Or, you can head to Upper Delaware River Scenic Area for stunning views of the area!
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...
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.
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