Best Road Trips in New York

See the Empire State Along These Famed Tours

Hit the road and see the Hudson Valley this summer, visit a winter wonderland in the Adirondacks, and just plain enjoy yourself any time in between.

Why not start with the Adirondacks Trail? Spanning over six million acres, Adirondack Park is a massive playground stuffed with lake, peaks, wilderness, and wildlife. Amongst all this incredible nature, historic cities, forts, museums, and festivals combine to make AP the largest National Historic Landmark in the contiguous U.S.

From the Adirondacks, you can make your way through the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Venture through diverse cities like Troy, Albany, and Poughkeepsie as you scoot along the scenic byways and highways. Enjoy a wide range of attractions and historic sites.

Ever seen the Finger Lakes? Enjoy this zig-zagging tour through central New York illustrious Finger Lakes region. Starting in beautiful Rochester, you’ll explore wine country in Penn Yan, the beautiful campus of Cornell University, and plenty of state parks, ski areas, and historic sites.

You can round out your New York drive tours with an expedition near Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Whether it be Niagara Falls, Oswego, or Lockport, enjoy a wide range of upstate New York attractions. Many travelers enjoy visiting the Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego, and the Selkirk Shores State Park in Watertown.