Upstate New York Bucket List 2018

You know me, I’m always looking for new things to do in the Capital Region. I don’t usually put bucket lists together but there are so many things to see in the area and I want to experience them all. Thankfully I found a list already that’s a good start!

Only in Your State has put together 14 of what they say are the best places to visit in New York in 2018. Have you been to any of these? Do you have any others you have on your list?

  1. Revolution Rail, North Creek – this is something that’s definitely on my bucket list. It opens back up in May and you get to travel on railroad tracks with a self-propelled bike through the Adirondacks and takes about two hours (less than 2 hours North of Albany).
  2. Camp Hero State Park, Montauk – are you a fan of Stranger Things? This is apparently the area it’s been based on. Rumors of secret experiments and working with other dimensions and times (about 5 hours South of Albany).
  3. The Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester – all the pictures I see from here makes me want to jump in the car and check out this museum. World Video Game Hall of Fame and National Toy Hall of Fame? Sign me up (about 3 and a half hours West of Albany)!
  4. Ausable Chasm, Keeseville – America’s oldest attraction right here in New York State. This has been on my bucket list for a while and this summer may be the one I take on the adventure (about 2 and a half hours North of Albany).
  5. Wing’s Castle, Millbrook – I love castles but we just don’t have that many around here in the Capital Region but that doesn’t mean you can find some beautiful ones elsewhere in New York. The best part of this castle is you not only can take a look around but stay over since it’s now a B&B (about 1 hour 20 South of Albany).
  6. Beak & Stiff, Lafayette – Fall in New York means apples and apple picking and even though we have some amazing orchards in this area, if you’re looking for a great fall day-trip this is considered one of the best. They also have gin and vodka available (about 2 and a half hours West of Albany).
  7. Pratt Rock, Prattsville – Did you know we had a Mount Rushmore in New York? Well, kind of, because it only features President Lincoln but does have other Civil War monuments (only a little over an hour Southwest of Albany)

You can go right to Only in Your State to see the rest of their top 14.



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