Always liked the big city life? Then take your family and travel to the big apple this year, with a New York family vacation. With so much to see and do there, for all ages, you will enjoy a NY vacation there any time of the year.

Drive east or west along the Great Lakes between New England and the Mid-West and you will inevitably pass through Chautauqua County in Western New York. Get off I-90 between Erie, PA and Buffalo, NY to find acres upon acres of verdant vineyards in the oldest Concord grape growing region in the world as well as hidden gems like the renowned Chautauqua Institution, a center for arts and learning founded in 1874, Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, Peek’n Peak Resort, and Chautauqua Lake, Western New York’s largest inland lake.

The Days Inn At The Falls is located in the middle of the Niagara Falls attraction and [...]

Enjoy applause-worthy sunsets over Great Lake Ontario while paddling sparkling waterways. Hike the beautiful 110-foot Salmon River Falls, explore intriguing museums and bask in the sun on sandy beaches.

Oswego County, NY offers more than 20 historic sites from colorful chapters in America’s history. Trace the steps of a Revolutionary War spy, gaze on the ramparts of an 1812 battlefield, explore Underground Railroad sites and visit the only U.S. shelter for Holocaust survivors.

Try your luck for legendary salmon and trout on Lake Ontario, the Salmon and Oswego rivers, or cast for bass and walleye where the Iroquois natives fished thousands of years ago on Oneida Lake.

Oswego County’s villages bustle with festivals, unique restaurants, antiques shops and eclectic shopping. A variety of friendly and affordable accommodations and plenty of spacious family campgrounds, offer a relaxing retreat.

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In the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, New York, the pace doesn’t slow down here, unless you want it to, during the winter months with continuing festivals, winter activities and indoor fun. Where Do You Want to Play?  and pristine backdrops after the snow has freshly fallen. Feel invigorated while cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through Pfeiffer Nature Center. They have numerous family orientated activities starting just after New Years. Cascade through the hills on your snowboard or skis at Holimont ski resort or Holiday Valley, ranked the #5 ski resort in the East by Ski Magazine. Find the thrill of riding on a snowmobile through wooded trails, stopping at local establishments that cater to riders.

If you like the natural progression to slow down during the winter months or just like to stay in the warm indoors, then view the various exhibits held at the [...]

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway or vacation destination, Columbia County, NY is an ideal place to visit. Nestled between the banks of the Hudson River and the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the county offers breathtaking vistas and unsurpassed rural beauty. Pick a country road and see where it takes you. You are sure to pass country stores and farm markets brimming with local produce and baked goods. Stop and pick your own apples, berries, peaches and have a taste of what “fresh picked” truly means. Or follow the Berkshire Hudson Beverage Trail and sample local vintners and brew masters’ finest wines and spirits.

Easily accessible by car or Amtrak train, Columbia County is packed with events, attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there are over 25 miles of trails for hiking and bird watching or acres of state parks and campgrounds to pitch a tent or [...]

HAUPPAUGE, NY – For the second time in three years, a beach in Long Island has taken the number one spot on the annual Top Ten Beaches list by noted coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach), a professor at Florida International University. Main Beach in East Hampton was named “Best Beach”2013 on the annual Top Ten list, which includes some of the best U.S. beaches in Florida, Hawaii, the Carolinas and Massachusetts. Coopers Beach in Southampton was named Top Beach in 2010. A lovely example of Long Island’s 100-plus miles of pristine ocean beach coastline, Main Beach was cited for its sparkling surf, idyllic setting, white sand, water temperature, and cleanliness on a list of 50 criteria. The honor is especially noteworthy considering the challenges the beaches in Long Island overcame in preparation for summer following a severe storm season that took [...]

Experience a heritage and culture unlike any other and bask in the charming countryside on your drive along New York’s Amish Trail in Randolph County and discover a simpler way of life with the Old Order Amish community. On Saturday, June 1 from 10am-5pm, participating businesses along New York’s Amish Trail invite you to a “Sneak Peak” preview Open House to introduce the many unique things to see and foods to enjoy. The Amish offer a wide variety of homemade crafts, quilts, wood, tin/metal work and baked goods for sale to the public, and the upcoming Open House is the perfect opportunity to explore and learn all about this rather private community.

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When you think of New York, you probably envision tall buildings, bright lights and cement or the bustling crowds of people and noisy traffic, Madison Avenue or Wall Street…


We are the other side of New York. We are the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in Southwestern New York; where beautiful scenery displays forested, rolling hills and clean, sparkling lakes, rivers and streams; quaint villages and friendly people, with events and activities for all interests.

Unwind in the tranquil setting of Allegany State Park. Rent a winterized cabin and spend your time by the fireside or go for a trek while snowshoeing or cross country skiing; rentals are available. And for those of you that snowmobile, there are over 70 miles of trails in the Park, including a new one that leads to the Seneca Allegany Casino. So enjoy your afternoon of cruising [...]

5 Reasons You’ll Love Summer in the Enchanted Mountains

Balance your summer vacation with a visit to the “other” side of New York!

Drive along peaceful country roads, challenge yourself mountain biking on the steeps, ride your horse as far as the eye can see, put your kayak in for a little paddle and golf at every course you can find.

Million-dollar views, amazing art, national sporting events, gigantic metal and wooden sculptures, Native American culture, alpaca farms, chuck wagon dinners, sky high adventures and historic experiences – you can see and do it all in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.

Take a Trip Back in Time

Watch for buggy drivers as you ramble along the Amish Trail. Discover the oldest and largest Amish settlement in New York. Get an intimate peek at a simpler lifestyle without running water, electricity and cars. Visit shops to buy handmade quilts, furniture, baked goods and more crafted [...]

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