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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Monday, September 25, 2017

(Continued from last week)

51. Battenkill County Creamery (Salem)

At the Battenkill County Creamery, they bottle their own milk and make their own ice cream. It’s a beautiful place to stop and have a sweet treat. And, if you live in the area, they offer home delivery.

52. Rye Playland (Rye)

An amusement park that offers everything from kiddie land to thrill rides, Rye Playland also has a beach, a pool, a boardwalk, and mini golf. You could spend a whole day here with the family.

53. Legoland Discovery Center (Yonkers)

Legoland offers 15 different attractions for kids who love Legos. Kids can build and race cars, try to build a structure that can survive the earthquake tables, and attend Master Builder Academy. Spend the day letting your kids get into all the hands on activities.

54. Greenburgh Nature Center (Scarsdale)

With 33 acres of gardens, ponds, and trails, there is enough to keep you busy here for at least half a day. The have a playground for the kids, special holiday events like the model train show, and a lot of educational activities.

55. Muscoot Farm (Katonah)

Muscoot Farm is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the old fashioned country from prominent from 1880-1930. Here, you can spend a whole day if you take advantage of everything they offer – including blacksmithing workshops, artisan fairs, and holiday events. There’s also farmer’s markets, camps for kids, and 50 animals to see.

56. 1812 Homestead Farm and Museum (Willsboro)

Here, you can see what it was like living and working on a farm in 1812. There’s candle making, apple cider pressing, and wool spinning, along with a one room school house. Allow half a day to get your hands dirty.

57. 1890 House Museum (Cortland)

The historical home of the Wickwire Family, the 1890 House Museum is 4 floors and 15,000 square feet of elegance. 45 minute guided tours are given at specific times and there’s a scheduled time to visit and explore on your own. They have some special events, including a holiday tea for kids.

58. Amish Trail (Various)

Located in various areas, the Amish Trail takes you to a simpler place where the Amish use horses and buggies instead of cars and shut down their shops so the community can celebrate a wedding. They sell a lot of handmade and hand baked goods. Slow down and spend a day taking in the scenery and appreciating a quieter life.

59. The Big Duck (Flanders)

Listed as a National Historic Place, the Big Duck is exactly what it sounds like – a building in the shape of a big duck. Inside, you’ll find travel and tourism information. It won’t take long once you get there, but it is something to see!

60. Brooklyn Children’s Museum (New York City)

Designed to foster growth and imagination in kids, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum has a nature exhibit, an area specifically designed for toddlers and young children, curated sensory stimulating collections, and an imaginary street full of kid sized shops to play pretend. The also have summer camps and afterschool programs. Spend half a day here with your little ones!

61. Buffalo City Hall (Buffalo)

One of the tallest buildings in Buffalo, climb to the observation deck to get a glorious view of this city on your next visit. Getting to the observation deck and taking in the beautiful view should take around 45 minutes.

62. Ausable Chasm (Ausable Chasm)

Called “The Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks,” Ausable Chasm has a long list of outdoor adventures: rappelling, rock climbing, tubing, biking, and an adventure trail just to name a few. You could spend a day to a weekend here, depending on how many of their awesome activities you want to try.

63. American Valley BBQ (Hudson)

Serving wood smoked BBQ and American comfort foods, you can’t go wrong having a meal at American Valley BBQ. The have a wide variety of steaks, sandwiches, and sliders. The Hudson location is located in a renovated firehouse and gives a unique dining experience.

64. Catskill Scenic Trail (Various)

Covering 26 miles, hike, bike, walk, run, ski, or horseback ride your way along this gorgeous scenic route through the countryside. Spend a few hours to a day taking in the views.

65. Buffalo Naval Museum (Buffalo)

This museum is home to three ships – USS Little Rock, USS Croaker, and USS The Sullivans. It also houses numerous helicopters, jets, etc along with a museum full of military artifacts. This is a must see when in Buffalo, so make sure to save half a day to explore there and learn about our country’s military history.

66. Berkshire Bird Paradise (Petersburg)

A bird haven for injured and disabled birds, Berkshire Bird Paradise has helped eagles, hawks, pigeons, falcons, and chickens recuperate. The Paradise is open to the public seasonally and it’s worth spending an hour or two there.

67. Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz)

It looks like a castle, come here and you’ll feel like royalty. You can come and spend the day or make a weekend getaway of it, but here you will find a lot to do – hiking, watersports, winter sports, gardens, a museum, and a spa, just to name a few.

68. Binghamton Zoo (Binghamton)

The Binghamton Zoo is home to many animals, including 8 critically endangered species. The kids will love the carousel, the train, and face painting, You could spend 2 hours here meeting all the animals.

69. Fort Delaware Museum (Narrowsburg)

A true depiction of pioneer life, Fort Delaware demonstrates the early settlers lifestyle and talents. Tour a blockhouse, a blacksmith shop, learn about candle making, spinning, and weaving. There’s so much to do on your morning or afternoon at Fort Delaware.

70. Canalside (Buffalo)

A visit to Buffalo is not complete until a visit to Canalside. Here you’ll find activities and games, ferries, boat tours, food, music, and shopping. There’s also seasonal fun, like an ice skating rink and tree lighting ceremony. Spend an afternoon seeing what all the buzz is about.

71. Griffis Sculpture Park (East Otto)

At 450 acres, this is one of the largest sculpture parks in the country. Take a long walk on their beautifully landscaped grounds and see 250 different sculptures. You could spend a whole morning or afternoon here. The also offer in depth art education.

72. High Falls Gorge (Wilmington)

A privately owned nature park, High Falls Gorge offers both summer and winter activities. In the summer, you can hike to see the waterfalls and stop to pan for gemstones. In the winter, go snowshoeing and treat yourself to some roasted marshmallows at the campfires. You will need at least a half a day to see this park.

73. Howe Caverns (Howes Caves)

Howe Cavern offers many different types of tours, including some overnight packages. A traditional tour is 90 minutes spent between walking and riding a boat. They also have 2 hour photo tours, family tours, and couples retreats.

74. Hunter Mountain (Hunter)

A beautiful ski resort with something for everyone, including skiing, a spa, a restaurant, and a learning center to being skiing or hone your skills. A perfect place for a weekend away.

75. Kaaterskill Falls (Hunter)

A little bit of a hike that might not be ideal for beginners, Kaaterskill Falls drops over 260 feet and is worth the effort to see. Spend a morning getting here and bring your camera.

76. Letchworth State Park (Castile)

Called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” at Letchworth State Park, the Genesee River goes over 3 different waterfalls and there are more than 60 trails to choose from. In the winter, you can cross country ski, go tubing, or just hang out in the inn and stay warm. If you’re a nature lover, you could easily spend a weekend here and never get bored.

77. Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride (Lockport)

Located on the Erie Canal and close to Niagara Falls, this is a great addition to a weekend trip.They offer 70 minute tours that include both walking and an underground boat ride.

78. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves (Pottersville)

In the summer, you can explore the caves and in the winter, they offer snowshoe tours of the unique natural stone bridge and the surrounding area. In the summer, there’s even more to do, like frisbee golf, gemstone mining, digging for dinosaurs, and a museum. Spend half a day here with the kids for a unique learning experience.

79. Rock City Park (Olean)

Take the 45 minute hike to see all the giant stone formations then check out the fluorescent rock room and gift shop.

80. Saratoga National Historical Park (Stillwater)

Visit the battlefield of one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War and stop at the monument to to commemorate the victory. You can also take a walk through Victory Woods and see where the British forces occupied for their final defense. You’ll need about 3 hours here if you want to see everything it has to offer.

81. Selkirk Shores (Pulaski)

A beautiful place to watch the sunset, Selkirk Shores is also a great destination for fishing, hiking, and biking. Camp here for the weekend and immerse yourself in the outdoors.

82. Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Historic Park (Canandaigua)

Tour the 40 room Sonnenberg mansion walk through any of their numerous gardens.check out the roman baths, or spend time in their wine center. Half a day here will keep you busy.

83. Westcott Beach State Park (Henderson)

With campsites and a marina, this is a great place to take a day trip to fish. There’s also a playground, picnic area, and trails for hiking or cross country skiing. 

84. The Wild Center (Tupper Lake)

With a new Wild Walk, you can take a walk among the treetops that will last all day! There’s also an aquarium, a theater, and a long list of educational opportunities for both kids and adults. It’s truly a very unique place.

85. 5 Arch Bridge (Avon)

5 Arch Bridge is a park with a unique architecture, water to swim in, and rocks to climb. The park sprung up around the historic 5 Arch Bridge, which was once a part of Erie Railroad. You can spend an afternoon here playing in the water and soaking up the sun.

86. Bear Mountain Trailside Museums and Zoo (Stony Point)

The animals at the Bear Mountain Trailside Museum and Zoo are unique for a zoo – they’re all unreleasable to the wild. All have either been injured in the past or orphaned and unable to get by on their own. There are also museums to see so you could easily spend an entire day here.

87. Brotherhood Winery (Washingtonville)

Originally established in 1810, Brotherhood Winery has an extensive history. With tours, tastings, and an art space, it’s a nice place to come for a day to relax and unwind.

88. Anchor Bar (Buffalo)

This is the place where the Buffalo wing was born and as such is a must see when in the Buffalo area. Stop in for dinner or spend an evening having some wings and a few beers.

89. Dinosaur BBQ (Various)

What started out as a mobile concession stand soon developed into the original location in Syracuse. Now, there are several locations in New York and beyond. They’ve been featured in many TV shows and magazines, so stop in for dinner and see what all the fuss is about.

90. Kaatskill Kaleidoscope (Mt Tremper)

Though it is now surrounded by a mountain resort, the Kaatskill Kaleidoscope is still there and remains the largest in the world. Located in a silo, it won’t take long to visit. But you should spend at least a half hour getting this one of a kind experience.

91. Abbott’s Frozen Custard (Rochester and various)

Opened in 1926 at it’s original location in Rochester, Abbott’s is still going strong and has spread all across the state. The have cakes, splits, milkshakes, floats, and more. Stop by and get dessert.

92. Katz’s Deli (New York City)

A New York City staple, Katz’s has been in business since 1888. IN addition to their famous meats, sandwiches, and in house service, they also now show nationwide. Come here for a meal but leave some extra time – it gets busy!

93. Pizza (Various)

New York has it’s own style of pizza – thin, greasy, and delicious. There’s no way to pick who had the best, so pick a place that looks good to you and make it a point to sit down and have dinner there.

94. Hotel on Long Lake (Long Lake)

A hotel dating back to the turn of the century, the Hotel on Long Lake is central to places to hike, fish, climb, swim, and golf. There’s also a lot of nearby villages and opportunities to shop and see historic sights. Stay here for the weekend and see everything there is to offer in the region.

95. Amenia Farmers Market (Amenia)

This is a year round market with a long list of vendors serving everything from vegan indian food to homemade dog food to donuts to wines. Times and days vary with the seasons, so plan your shopping trip accordingly.

96. Chelsea Market (New York City)

The Chelsea Market has more than 35 vendors, this is one of the biggest indoor food spaces you will ever find. You can find mostly anything here – bread, sushi, wine, meats, tacos, and cheeses just to name a few. You could spend hours here seeing all that the have to offer.

97. Miss Master’s Closet (New York City)

An upscale vintage resale shop in Brooklyn, this shop also lists items on Ebay. Born from a long time love of vintage clothes, if you like looking for hidden gems, this is the place to go. Spend at least an hour looking through the vast collection. 

By: Jen Reviews 
(Jen Reviews)

https://www.jenreviews.com/best-things-to-do-in-new-york/