Discover New York!
Itinerary overview: Fun and diversion can also excite new knowledge and appreciation for our world. Discover indoor and outdoor activities that are truly fun and educational. From internationally recognized museums to stand-out geographical features, here is an itinerary sure to excite and elucidate all!
Unparalleled photography and cinema collections.The world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives with at least 3 temporary photo/cinema exhibits open at all times. It’s Dryden Theatre, runs over 300 different films yearly. Tour the National Historic Landmark including exhibits, mansion and three beautiful gardens.
Rich in art from the relics of antiquity to ongoing contemporary movements. Situated on a 14-acre campus with spectacular outdoor sculptures and public art space. MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects noted as the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City. View unique special and traveling exhibitions. Attend lectures, concerts and tours. Participate in fun family activities.
Dedicated to everything “play” and highly interactive, this is the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Housing the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play.
Land shaped by water. Massive earthen spires descend to a vibrant pebble beach. These formations are Lake Ontario’s most fantastic shoreline feature. Hike nature trails and view from well above or along the beach. The popular Bluff Trail runs literally to the brink of thrilling cliffs. Complete with picnic areas and restrooms.
Select from a wide array of casual to serious bikes. The Finger Lakes has wonderful road, off-road, and bike path riding with scenery unique to the region. Enjoy the wide-shouldered country roads and little traffic. The exquisite scenery is non-stop with great stops to eat and drink along the way. For mountain bikes, the trails at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park offer off-road trail for any skill level and include spectacular views. Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill, presents an elevated view at 2,256 feet.
Extensive flower-filled gardens, towering trees and a magnificent Victorian mansion, this 50-acre estate is one of just two public gardens in all of the New York State Parks System. An extraordinary collection of period architecture and garden statuary. Themed gardens of the world include the Lord & Burnham Greenhouses as well as a Japanese Garden and Teahouse.
This is the "Grand Canyon of the East" with gorgeous and majestic scenery. 3 major waterfalls are buttressed by cliffs and forests. Delve into the dam, traverse its bridge and learn interesting facts about it. Families find a wide array of activities for to enjoy! Hike over 66 miles of trails. Horseback ride. Bike. Whitewater raft. Kayak. Snowmobile. Cross-country ski. Snow tube. There is a large swimming pool and hot air ballooning.