Adventure Lovers Vacation to New York

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New York is an outdoor and adventure lover’s paradise, with plenty of opportunities to explore the wilder side of life throughout the state. From New York City to the Adirondacks, no matter where you go in New York, you’re sure to find an adventure waiting to happen.

Just outside of New York City, the Hudson River Valley provides a multitude of outdoor adventures year-round. When the weather is nice, lace up your hiking boots for a thrilling hike ascending the 14 peaks that overlook the valley. Remote and lush forest areas are the ideal backdrop for hikes that rival any other mountain hike in the country. For an even more challenging hiking experience in the Hudson River Valley, try the Breakneck Ridge climb and hike. When the temperatures drop, this area provides excellent trails for winter horseback riding, ice climbing, snowshoeing and more. Let the wilderness be your guide.

White water rafting trips in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York are another great way to get your adrenaline pumping. Organized rafting trips offered by a number of professional rafting companies and guides will get you in the water, and on your way to the adventure of a lifetime. The rivers in upstate New York provide varying levels of difficulty, so you can tailor the trip to your wants and needs. The exciting and turbulent rivers of the springtime rapids found in the Hudson, Black and Moose rivers are perfect for rafters that want to rev their adventure engines. Calmer waters in late summer are ideal for family rafting vacations, or those that don’t want to risk their lives on the more rugged rapids.

If you’d rather be in the air than in the water, check out zip lining tours all around New York for a chance to breeze through the trees and get a different vantage point of the landscape. Zip lining in New York is a great way to see the state in a new way, and also provides a thrilling adventure as you zip between trees in the Hudson Valley. Some zip line tour operators are even open year round, so you can experience this adventure whenever you are visiting the area.

Winter is also a great time to seek out adventure in New York with the multiple winter sports areas throughout the state. No matter your experience level, New York has got a ski resort to accommodate your needs. From Greek Peak in the Finger Lakes to the site of Olympic Winter Games at Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks, there are plenty of options to ski, snowboard, tube and more in New York. Get extra adventurous by checking out opportunities to ice climb in the Adirondacks at the Adirondack High Peaks region, renting snowmobiles to explore the terrain, or jump in a bobsled at Lake Placid.

No matter which adventure you choose during your time in New York, be sure to have a comfortable place to prop up your feet and lay your head at the end of the day. Book a Lake Placid vacation rental or a Hudson Valley cabin rental for your next adventure trip to New York to get the comforts of home after a long day of exploring.

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