Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton and Warren Counties including the cities of Plattsburgh and Glens Falls and the villages of Lake George, Lake Placid and Speculator.
With unspoiled mountains, forests and waterways, the Adirondacks/North Country are a springtime outdoor playground and a sportsman's paradise. Bike scenic roads or remote trails, canoe calm waters or thrash through rapids, and horseback ride across fields and mountains. For anglers, fishing is king. More than 150 species of fish call the lakes, ponds, brooks and rivers of the Lake George area home. From the highly prized “Brookie” to Landlocked salmon and trophy Lake Trout, get ready to reel in plenty of excitement. For those who prefer something like, say, shopping for outstanding local produce, weekly farmers’ markets are held in Glens Falls and surrounding communities beginning each spring.
Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington Counties including the cities of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy and the towns of Bethlehem, Colonie, Guilderland, Greenwich, Mechanicville and Schoharie.
Come to the Capital Region in the spring and see what this area is all about. Begin your journey in the capital city of Albany by taking in Albany’s unique skyline where century-old architecture lies against contemporary marvels. Continue your journey back in time on board the USS Slater, a WWII US Naval Destroyer Escort, or by touring the State Capitol and one of Albany’s historic homes and churches. Albany’s festivals and special events continue the theme of past and present, celebrating the city’s Dutch heritage at the annual Tulip Festival and Hudson 400, the 400th anniversary of Albany’s discovery by European explorer, Henry Hudson in 1609. Rensselaer County boasts such springtime events as CanalFest, the official annual opening of the New York State Canal; the Capital District Garden & Flower Show at Hudson Valley Community College; the Troy Flag Day Parade; and the River Street Festival in Troy.
Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange and Ulster Counties including the cities of Hudson, Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie and the town of New Paltz.
Early spring is an excellent time to visit art galleries and craft centers in the Hudson Valley, where artisans have been hard at work over the winter months. As the days lengthen and the air warms, golfers may want to play a few rounds at one of numerous golf courses, while anglers can test their skills on countless streams when trout season opens in April. Try a guided scenic tour by land, air or river, if you’d like to get to know the area. Scenic car or bike itineraries help you traverse the countryside while highlighting area history and attractions. Or create your own self-guided tour of visual arts facilities and crafts studios, meandering past rolling farmland, lakes and historic sites.
Herkimer, Fulton and Montgomery Counties including the cities of Amsterdam, Gloversville, Herkimer, Johnstown and Little Falls.
Springtime is when the snow has melted away, flowers begin to bloom, and summer feels like it’s the closest it has ever been. This is the time of the year when everyone in the Mohawk Valley looks forward to being outside fishing at the river, gathering the family together and hiking through the change of the season, boating and visiting the local farm markets for fresh vegetables and fruits. Fulton County in the spring is shimmering with lakes and streams for fishing, boating and swimming. The mountains and valleys boast quiet, scenic paths lined with pine needles and maple leaves. A brisk walk in the cool dew in the morning, a round of golf on any of several courses in the afternoon and a moonlit cruise on one of 44 lakes is the perfect way to spend a day in Fulton County. Herkimer County offers golf on more than 40 courses, while hikers have miles and miles of trails featuring a wide variety of terrain and scenery.