State Parks You Need to Visit

When you live in a place where the warmer months are not to be taken for granted, summertime means that it’s time to soak in as much nature as possible. Western New York is filled with so many scenic hiking spots, campgrounds and lakes, but nothing beats our state parks. Whether you’re on the hunt for a good day trip or a weekend getaway, we’ve compiled the New York State Parks that you need to visit this summer.


Day Trip: Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen is a park often sought after by explorers from all over. It has a little something for everyone; stone-path hiking trails that wind around waterfalls, a quaint town lined with boutiques and restaurants, and the southernmost point of Seneca lake; perfect for a wine tour or dinner with a view.


Overnight Trip: Robert H. Tremane State Park

Right in the heart of the southern tier’s artistic hotspot, Ithaca, NY, Robert H. Tremane is known for ideal camping while still remaining close enough to civilization to stop into town for a bite to eat. It’s most popular attraction is the local swimming in the stream-fed pool that lays beneath a waterfall. This spot is fun for the whole family!


Long Weekend Getaway: The Adirondacks

There are a plethora of activities in the Adirondacks-especially given that the park is over 18,000 square miles wide. One of the biggest hot spots that serve the most variety of activities is the lakeside town of Lake Placid, NY.  Golfing, camping, restaurants and watersports are just some of the many things that this northern town has to offer. If you’re an ambitious hiker; there’s even 46 Adirondack High Peaks that have a club you can join once you’ve hiked them all!


Who could beat living just a drive away from these amazing outdoor adventures? Are you looking to relocate your home to somewhere near nature? We can help; reach out today! 

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