Live NY is your New York lifestyle brand and show. Join us as we take you deep into the state of New York, discovering the most popular destinations as well as hidden gems. Our stories will take you through the must sees of the state starting with 4 major regions: Saratoga/Capital, Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, and the 1,000 Islands. Whether you’re experiencing fall in the Adirondacks, racing season in Saratoga, or tasting local wines in the Finger Lakes, we will explore the best places to experience these regions, the stories of the people who live and work there, and highlight the lifestyles and experiences available.
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The Adirondack mountains are notorious for outdoor enthusiasts due to its impressive expanse of 3,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers, and 46 famous peaks. You will experience the diversity of habitats, forests, and wetlands that Upstate New York has to offer. Just north of Saratoga, lies Lake George which attracts hundreds of thousands of lake lovers. Visit Fort William Henry, which lies in the heart of town and offers history enthusiast a glimpse into the history of Lake George. Further north, you’ll find the heart of the High Peaks with unmatched views throughout the state’s tallest 46 peaks. Need a place to stay? Lake Placid and Old Forge offer a relaxing, small town experience after a day of exploring the state’s tallest peaks.
With the state’s capitol in the heart of Upstate New York, the region’s culture is rooted in Albany. With historic locations, such as the Palace Theatre and the Capitol building, any history buff can thrive in the city. Albany is a unique city where you can experience city life equivalent to any major city, but also become surrounded by nature at John Boyd Thacher State Park only 15 miles south of the city.
Likewise, 30 minutes north of the capital lies Saratoga Springs. With racing season being undoubtably the most popular, the influx of people from all over at end of July and August only expands the culture and tradition of the racing season. Autumn in Saratoga Springs and Upstate New York is one that should be experienced at least once. With apple picking, haunted corn mazes, and apple cider, Saratoga thrives. This historic town never sleeps, even when covered by several feet of snow. Each season offers activities that truly display the culture of the small, but lively town.
Island lover? This region of Upstate New York guarantees that you will never run out of islands to hop. Sail around each island or make a pit-stop at Boldt Castle – the castle that could rival any in Europe. Boldt Castle was built as a summer home and now attracts tourists, who hope to experience a European castle in the heart of Upstate New York. 1,000 Islands is truly a unique region with endless islands, small lake villages, and a medieval-esque castle, any adventurer will prosper.
Who doesn’t love wine tasting? Especially if those wine tastings are surrounded by a vista of high gorges, waterfalls, and 11 glacial lakes. Explorers can hike during the day and unwind with local wines and breweries. The region boasts 19 waterfalls to experience as you hike through Watkins Glen State Park. View the best landmarks of the region and participate in a wine tasting by taking part in the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. With its plethora of lakes, visitors have an abundance of options like Skaneateles Lake with its colorful revolutionary history.