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Instagram-Worthy Spots in Upstate NY


I would go so far as to say that social media has become such an integral part of everyday life that using it in regular vocabulary is normal. When I first heard the term “Instagram-worthy,” I knew exactly what it meant. Measuring something, whether is be a delicious entree at your favorite restaurant, a stunning sunset or a beautiful view from your hike, by how impressive a photo it would be when shared with your social network.

And then I realized that Upstate New York is full of Instagram-worthy gems! Keep reading to check out breath-taking, impressive spots you need to visit on your next trip across the border to New York State.

Finger Lakes Wine Region
Called the “Napa of the East,” the Finger Lakes Wine region has arguably the most beautiful spots in the state. Wine tours take place year around at many of the vineyards, so you have the chance to snap a photo of the gorgeous Finger Lakes scenery during any season.

Finger Lakes Wine Region

Letchworth State Park
Known as the "Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth is one of the most stunning areas to visit in New York State.

Letchworth State Park
Credit: Tori Bernardo

Chautauqua Lake
For a serene and picturesque lake adventure, head to Chautauqua Lake.

Chautauqua Lake

George Eastman Museum
This early 20th century mansion that was once home to the pioneer of photography and film, George Eastman, now houses one of the world’s most impressive photography collections. The mansion itself is stunning, but so are the grounds and gardens of the museum.

George Eastman Museum
Credit: George Eastman Museum

Port of Rochester Marina
The marina is newly renovated and has brought such beauty back to the Port of Rochester! Dock there or walk around and admire the boats and the waterside of Lake Ontario.

Port of Rochester Marina

Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen State Park is simply stunning. Spend a day hiking around the gorgeous waterfalls and taking photos you’ll want to share with all your friends.

Watkins Glen

Ithaca
Ithaca sure is “gorges,” which you’ll totally get if you’ve ever had the chance to visit! Not only is it a charming college town, but you can explore the numerous waterfalls and gorges, plus you'll also find over 28,000 acres of New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, biking and more.

Ithaca NY

Genesee Country Village and MuseumThe largest living museum in New York State, you’ll take a step back into the past when you visit this 19th century historic, colonial village!

Genesee Country Village and Museum

These are a handful of the beautiful scenery and locations that sprinkle every corner of Upstate New York! Needless to say, you'll want to snag some snapshots of these one-of-a-kind locations on your next trip across the border.