List of Activities in New York State

List of Activities in New York State
New York State offers an enormous amount of activities for its residents and tourists alike. Whether a fan of bigger cities, an appreciator of history, or an outdoor enthusiast, the range of activities offers something for everyone. Within a radius of as few as 50 miles in central New York, even the pickiest traveler should be able to find an activity to his liking.

Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Springs is home to the Saratoga Race Course. According to the New York Racing Association 2009 Media Guide, the race course has been named one of the greatest sporting venues in the world by "Sports Illustrated." Fans of horse racing are treated annually from late July to Labor Day weekend to not only the best in racing but also the beauty, ambiance and charm of Saratoga Springs. Every summer the city triples in size, ballooning to a population of 75,000 as racing fans return to Saratoga Springs for their love of the ponies.


The Glove Cities

The Glove Cities consist of Gloversville and Johnstown. Famous for their glove-making enterprises in the early 20th century, today Gloversville and Johnstown, present a wealth of history. Visitors can easily find days' worth of enjoyment in Gloversville and Johnstown. The cities are conveniently located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

Enjoy the Adirondack Mountains

The Adirondack Mountains offer access to millions of acres of forests, hundreds of lakes and ponds, and endless streams and rivers. The mountains in northern New York contain a variety of recreational activities for every season, including hiking, kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting. From snowmobiling to bobsledding, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy when visiting the Adirondack Mountains.


Article Written By Christopher Hallenbeck

Christopher Hallenbeck is a writer based in upstate New York. He holds a degree in Professional and Academic Writing, a Certificate in Music, and has been writing for Demand Studios since September 2009. His works have appeared on websites such as and

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