16 days in New York State Itinerary

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Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Alexandria Bay
— 3 nights
Lake George
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
Bus to Albany, Fly to Orlando, Shuttle to Ocala


Watkins Glen — 2 nights

Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), stroll the grounds of Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, look for gifts at The Christmas House, then get in on the family fun at Eldridge Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Havana Glen Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle's Cliff Falls, then make a trip to Hector Falls, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Watkins Glen online road trip planner.

Ocala to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ocala in July, with highs in Watkins Glen at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alexandria Bay.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Alexandria Bay — 3 nights

Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Westcott Beach State Park and Robert G. Wehle State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Southwick Beach State Park and Otter Creek Preserve. Take a break from Alexandria Bay with a short trip to Black River Trail in Black River, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Grass Point State Park, stop by Nav's popcorn shop, sample the fine beverages at Dark Island Spirits Distillery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aqua zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria Bay day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Watkins Glen to Alexandria Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Watkins Glen in July: highs in Alexandria Bay hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake George.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Lake George — 5 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Explore hidden gems such as Bolton Boat Tours and Water Sports on Lake George and Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf. Family-friendly places like Mt. Defiance and Warren County Bikeway will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake George: Merck Forest & Farmland Center (in Rupert), Emerald Lake State Park (in Dorset) and King's Garden (in Ticonderoga). There's still lots to do: take in some culture at Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, head outdoors with Equinox Balloons, trek along Black Mountain Loop, and see the interesting displays at Patriot of Lake George Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Alexandria Bay to Lake George in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cooperstown.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Cooperstown — 4 nights

Village of Cooperstown

Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Barnyard Swing and Emmons Pond Bog. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mine Kill State Park and Vroman's Nose Hiking Trail. Step out of Cooperstown with an excursion to Delaware Otsego Audubon Soc. Sanctuary in Oneonta--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert V Riddell State Park, stop by Riverwood Gifts, grab your bike and head to Erie Canalway Trail, and get in on the family fun at Cooperstown Fun Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cooperstown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Cooperstown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

New York State travel guide

Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.