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.
The Adirondack Coast is a water lover’s paradise offering more than 3,000 lakes and ponds and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Lake Champlain, the sixth largest lake in the U.S., stretches 120 miles north to south with almost 600 miles of pristine shoreline. And don’t forget, the countless number of sparkling mountain lakes dotting the landscape. More than 2,000 miles of hiking trails wind through the Adirondack Park, so whether you’re out to conquer the 46 High Peaks, backpack through the woods or just stroll along Plattsburgh’s Heritage Trail, the Adirondack Coast offers a wide variety of hiking opportunities. In the heat of summer, visitors flock to the attractions, beaches and waterways of Warren County, especially Lake George. River tubing, swimming, kayaking and boating are all popular ways to cool off in the summer months.
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.
The Capital Region is surrounded by countless New York State parks that are filled with endless outdoor recreational activities. Go camping, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding and picnicking in the warmer months. If you’re a golfer, there are numerous public and private courses in the region, from courses that host professional tournaments to par 3 courses perfect for beginners. Saratoga Springs is home to world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, historic Saratoga Spa State Park and Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet perform every summer.
Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange and Ulster Counties including the cities of Hudson, Kingston, Newburgh and Poughkeepsie and the town of New Paltz.
The Hudson Valley is a region worth visiting during the summer. The diversity of Ulster County's landscape, culture and history makes it easy to beat the heat of a sizzling summer. Find relief in its mountains and parks, while taking in scenery as breathtaking as the icy mountain waters. In Dutchess County, things are looking up, quite literally, as the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts its Hot Air Balloon Festival each July. Columbia County, meanwhile, is where nature lovers soak up the untamed beauty of Bash Bish Falls, cyclists glide down quiet country lanes, families swim in state parks –– and miles of country roads provide gorgeous views from one end of the county to the other.
Herkimer, Fulton and Montgomery Counties including the cities of Amsterdam, Gloversville, Herkimer, Johnstown and Little Falls.
The summer brings a variety of attractions, outdoor events, and concerts, making it a perfect time for gathering and enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery. Festivals with crafts, food, games, rides, music, and firework displays are some of the Mohawk Valley’s summertime highlights. The concert series offers a variety of bands and soloists that play folk music, blues and jazz. Fulton County is known as “the Land of 44 Lakes,” offering visitors plenty of opportunities for watersports and fishing. Herkimer County features more than 40 golf courses and miles upon miles of trails that crisscross the county and offer hikers a wide variety of terrain and scenery.