Scenic Outdoors


Explore the wonderment of New York State

If you’re looking for superb camping spots, grab your hiking boots and explore the diverse landscapes of Upstate NY. Hiking trails for the beginner or the expert are woven throughout the area’s many breathtaking parks. Jump on a bike trail or head out to a prolific fishing spot to experience all that New York State parks have to offer.

Come see why Letchworth State Park is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” with its lush forests and magnificent waterfalls. New York State parks are truly magnificent: the rocky cliffs of the Chimney Bluffs overlook a pebbly shore, and the dramatic focal point of Ithaca’s Taughannock Falls State Park plunges 65 meters down into the gorge. Many of the parks have campgrounds, so pack your bags for an overnight stay in the heart of nature’s bounty.

Check out Visit Rochester for even more natural wonders in Upstate New York


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