Adirondack State Park
This state park is larger than Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks combined! Three thousand lakes, thirty thousand miles of rivers and streams, along with endless acres of pristine forest remain preserved forever. Attractions abound among these six million acres of parkland, including High Falls Gorge, two thousand miles of hiking trails, the Lake Champlain Birding Trail and historic Lake Placid. Every recreational activity imaginable can be found here! Find Discount Hotels near Adirondack State Park.
The Viper is the first steel coaster with five inversions in the world, and it is found at Darien Lake Theme Park. Other exhilarating adventures are found on the whitewater rapids of Grizzly Run, Motocoaster's zero to 40 mph in seconds, a suspended looping coaster, Mind Eraser, and the tallest wooden coaster in the state. Major thrills Skycoaster and Sling Shot are available for a separate charge. A dozen or so gentler rides are provided for smaller children. The park hosts exciting concerts, shows and events as well. Splash Town features a new quad slide complex, a three-quarter million gallon wave pool, private cabanas and a wave pool Find Discount Hotels near Darien Lake.
Ellis Island National Monument
Visitors to New York love to visit 12-acre, iconic Ellis Island to see the symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. The Immigration Museum is self-guiding; however, Ranger-guided and audio tours are also available. Search the immigration database (1892 to 1924) for your relatives’ names! Find Discount Hotels near Ellis Island National Monument.
Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Historic Hyde Park in New York offers several sites to visit. “Springwood”, FDR’s lifelong home and his personal retreat “Top Cottage” may be seen by guided tour; plan to spend some time in the Presidential Library and Museum, grounds and gardens while here. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Cottage is available for exploration as well, as is the historic Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site. Find Discount Hotels near the Home of FDR National Historic Site.
Jones Beach State Park
Long Island boasts an ocean-front park with sandy beaches, a half-mile of bay and a 2 mile boardwalk. You can relax, swim and sun, or for a more active day, you will find a Par-3 Pitch and Putt Court, beach volleyball and miniature golf. The Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center is located here, an exciting interactive experience great for families. Find Discount Hotels near Jones Beach State Park.
Niagara Falls State Park
Put on a poncho and take an exciting Cave of the Winds Tour, where you will feel the thundering power of Niagara Falls, ride on the Maid of the Mist boat for more excitement, then enjoy phenomenal views from the Observation Tower. The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center provides interactive activities fun for everyone. Find Discount Hotels near Niagara Falls State Park.
Saratoga National Historical Park
Self-guided auto tours and cell phone tours of the Battlefield at Saratoga introduce visitors to its importance in the Revolutionary War. Victory Woods’ 22 acres memorialize the British Army’s final camp site before surrender. Take a tour of restored Schuyler House and get a photo of the 155-foot commemorative obelisk, the Saratoga Monument. Nearby Saragoa Spa State Park features well-known springs. Find Discount Hotels near Saratoga National Historical Park.
The Great Escape
Are you looking for looping, corkscrewing, lightning-fast roller coasters? Backwards, forwards, right side up and upside down, you will find the thrill rides you crave at The Great Escape. Kiddies enjoy riding a train on Ranger Randy’s Railway and racing in mini police cars. Water park Splash Kingdom offers a wave pool, kids splashground, a 5-story tree house of drenching fun and thrill-inducing rides such as the Mega Wedgie. Find Discount Hotels near The Great Escape.