New York

Find local adventures, unique places to stay, and local adventure tours in New York. The state is more than the big city, it's full of great hiking, backpacking, camping and more.

Top Adventures in New York

  • Hike Storm King Mountain

    This is an easy, yet very rewarding hike with a lot of viewpoints on the way up. Technically you scale up two mountains, Butter Hill and Storm King, but most people just describe it as Storm King Mountain. This is a great hike for families with yo...

    2.7 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike the Catskill Mountains' Kaaterskill Falls

    Although this is a super short hike, it is definitely a tough one! The quick, steep climb is totally worth it once you reach the 260 foot cascade and pool at the end. Hike along the trail, hugging Spruce Creek all the way to the falls. If you hike...

    2 miles 527 ft gain

  • Hike the Appalachian Trail to Anthony's Nose

    Parking for the trail runs along both sides of 9D right up until the Bear Mountain Bridge. It can be busy on the weekends so just make sure you're as far off the road as you can and be especially careful unloading kids and dogs. The trailhead is l...

    2 miles 790 ft gain

  • Take in a Sunset at the High Line

    Built on a historic freight rail line and perched above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line is a public park that features a green-lined walkway. Park hours depend on the season, although it never opens before 7am, so best to go fo...

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge Loop

    The Breakneck Ridge to Sugar Loaf Loop gives rise to various bypasses that offer hikers moderate to advanced terrain and multiple rock scrambles. The loop entails a total elevation gain of 1,670 feet and a total distance of 5.5 miles.The start of ...

    4 miles 1670 ft gain

  • Hike Dover's Stone Church

    Dover Stone Church has been a beautiful and popular destination in the Hudson Valley for some time, and recently the park purchased a new parcel of land and added three trails through the nearby woods. But the gem of the park is, and always will b...

  • Photograph Taughannock Falls

    This is a quick and easy hike leading to an incredible 214 foot waterfall that is beautiful in all four seasons. Bring the whole family and hangout by the falls for the afternoon, weather permitting. During the winter, the falls transform the surr...

    1.5 miles 644 ft gain

  • Hike to Watkins Glen's Waterfalls

    Nestled right off the main road in the small village of Watkins Glen in Upstate New York, Watkins Glen State Park is a beautiful area with plenty to see. Although it is a bit touristy and right off of the road, you'll forget how close to society y...

    4 miles

  • Hike Breakneck Ridge

    This short but steep loop hike in Hudson Highlands State Park offers multiple panoramic views of the Hudson River along the way. Please note that only experienced hikers should attempt this route – although the hike seems short, the elevation gain...

    6 miles 1442 ft gain

  • Swim at Peekamoose Blue Hole

    To get there: From Sundown, NY, head 10 miles on Route 42 until you see a large parking area on the right with a sign for the Peekamoose Mountain area. Follow the signs from the parking area to the creek. Swimming Hole Coordinates: (41.9182, -74.4...

  • Photograph the Brooklyn Bridge

    Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city doesn't always require actually leaving the city. Hanging out next to the East River and focusing on photographing the Brooklyn Bridge can be just what you need to clear your head and get your fix for som...

  • Hike Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs

    At 10.4 mile long, this lengthy, but easy loop takes you to two ADK lower peaks. The views from Indian Head and Fish Hawk Cliffs will blow your mind away. I love stopping here every time I make my way to ADK. The colors are absolutely gorgeous in ...

    10.4 miles 2000 ft gain

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    • Roxbury, New York

      Roxbury Mile High Club

      Picture-perfect campsite with its own soundtrack--turkeys, woodpeckers, coyotes, even chickens in the distance. From your tent, you can relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounds, watch...

      From $120/night

    • Potsdam, New York

      Hidden Meadow

      Private,quiet meadow campsite with nearby hiking trails along Racquette River.Close to village with all amenities. Situated between Adirondack Park and St. Lawrence River.

      From $25/night

    • Glenmont, New York

      Woods And Wildlife Tent Site

      A short walk on a trail system into a forest with ancient trees to your private tent site with outhouse. Another short walk down the road brings you to the majestic Hudson River and an historic nei...

      From $30/night

    • Ghent, New York

      Water + Woods

      This beautiful campsite is the perfect easy getaway whether you want to relax in the Adirondack chair on the edge of the pond on site, make a splash and jump on in for a swim, or hop in the car for...

      From $120/night

    • Roscoe, New York

      Hummingbird Haven

      Enjoy the wondrous meadow views from Hummingbird Haven! There's a great pond down the hill where you can fish for bass (but please throw them back after, not for eating!). The campsite faces an o...

      From $100/night

    • Meridale, New York

      Orchard Camp At Greenane Farms

      Camp in the mountains overlooking the historic village of Meridale on an active livestock farm. We offer fully outfitted camping sites and bring your own tent sites are available. This site is grea...

      From $120/night

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