Tag Archives: New York State






Cooperstown Museum Hosts Sweet Family Event


Visit the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY any Sunday this month to learn about the maple sugar trade while enjoying tastings, demonstrations, and more. more
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Eileen on Foxnews.com on popularity of ski country distilleries


Eileen reports on the growing number of ski-country distilleries that are becoming increasingly popular with the Apres Ski crowd on Foxnews.com. more
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Families Find Winter Fun throughout New York State


New York State is home to many festivals and carnivals held throughout the winter season. Visit the 117th Annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival January 31-February 9 to enjoy special performances, parades, a fireworks display, and more. Saratoga Springs hosts its annual Winterfest celebration February 1-3 featuring live music, wine tastings, and Chowderfest where local restaurants offer samples of their best chowder. Visit New York online for a full listing of events. more
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Exploring Niagara Falls — at the water and beyond


What I didn’t realize then — and I was glad to discover now — was how much there is for families — even those on a tight budget — to see and do here, beyond exploring the falls in what, more
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Family Travel writers agree: Passport is a must to teach kids the world


Niagara Falls from the American side
“The passport is the new diploma,” Keith Bellows, editor of National Geographic Traveler and the father of three, told the nearly 50 influential family travel writers and bloggers who had gathered this past weekend from around the country and Canada at the TMS Family Travel Conference in Niagara Falls, NY. more
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Raid on Fort Ticonderoga will be re-enacted 236 years later


An attack led by patriot Colonel John Brown, know as Brown’s Raid, will take British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga by surprise (again) 236 years later. During the first living history weekend and battle re-enactment at Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY, historic interpreters and re-enactors from across the northeast will bring to life this little known 1777 action adventure story. more
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To Lake Placid and a resort that gets it right for families


Navigating the pines at The Wild Center
I like to see a resort get it right and, I think, the Whiteface Lodge does. The 94-suite resort is spread out over 40 acres reminiscent of the historic “camps” of the Adirondacks with rough-hewn logs, big stone fireplaces, oversized leather furniture and whimsical décor evoking the outdoors. more
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The amazing sights you see in and around Lake Placid, NY


Massou Traore enjoying the summit of Whiteface Mountain
Fourteen year old Massou Traore spreads out her arms and looks skyward. She feels like she’s on top of the world. Well, not quite. She’s 4,867 feet on top of New York State to be exact—on top of Whiteface Mountain. Pretty amazing to a kid from the Bronx. more
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Kids and grownups discovering The Wild in New York’s Adirondacks


Kids playing in the Unique Pines at The Wildl Center in Tupper Lake, NY
Inside the expansive Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY are interactive exhibits whether you want to open boxes of bones in the Naturalists Cabinet, mimic bird calls, take a stroll on the indoor Living River Trail past lakes, bogs, streams , rivers and waterfalls and forests to the summit of a high peak with more than 2,000 live creatures—frogs, fish and of course the Otters. more
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Whiteface Lodge: a summer camp for families in Lake Placid, NY


Touring Lake Placid by boat with Whiteface Mountain in background
I like to see a resort get it right and I think The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY does. Sure the place is expensive—a two bedroom unit in peak season can be upwards of $900 a night—but I can’t even count all the activities that are included more
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