Skyscrapers and city life come to mind when the Empire State enters a conversation, but New York’s natural beauty deserves just as much attention. The rivers, forests, mountains and lakes are just as diverse and engaging as any cityscape. From the Finger Lakes to the shores of Long Island, there are thousands of trails that offer spectacular vistas. Whether you prefer to bike and hike or row and relax, these camping sites in New York will show you the best side of the state – all bookable on Culture Trip.
One look at the towering waterfall and you’ll see where Taughannock Falls State Park gets its name. Trails from the gorge to the rim offer views from every vantage point. Follow the flowing water to Cayuga Lake where boating and beach bumming is the norm. Miles of multi-use trail are perfect hiking, made better still by winter’s transformation into ideal spaces to cross-country ski en-route to finding the perfect spot to sled or ice skate. Don’t stop at Taughannock Falls, though; get to know the rest of the region, beginning with the Finger Lakes National Forest, just ten miles away.