Best Winter Travel Activities in New York State

by Holly Riddle

Feb 17, 2019

Adirondack State Park, New York © Americanspirit | Dreamstime

Tips / Destination

Whether you want to hit the slopes or find the best festivals in New York, there’s plenty of travel fun to be had throughout the state without even stepping foot in the Big Apple.


One great perk to skiing in New York State versus some other popular New England destinations is the smaller crowds. If you’re a beginner, try out Bristol Mountain, where one third of the slopes are rated for newbies. If you want something a little bit more challenging, try Catamount Mountain Resort.


You don’t have to stay out in the cold, though, to enjoy winter in New York. Even though this might not be prime time to tour wineries in the Finger Lakes region, you can still try some of the state’s best brews and wines with a visit to some tasting rooms. Try West Kill Brewing for beers created from local ingredients, or Hudson-Chatham Winery Tannersville.


There are several great February festivals you’ll for sure want to add to your calendar. These include the Annual Saratoga Chowderfest, with hot bowls of chowder for just $1 each and more than 80 vendors. You can head to the Ice Harvest Festival in Meredith, New York, and learn about traditional ice harvesting, as well as ice carving, ice fishing and blacksmithing. For more cozy comfort food, make plans to be in Ithaca for the annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cookoff. Or head to the New York Ice Wine & Culinary Festival.

Reviews / Hotel
Mar 21, 2019

Hotel Bonaventure

While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.

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Products / Travel
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Products / Food/Drink
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Irish Whiskey-Infused Coffee for St Patrick’s Day

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Products / Travel
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Trtl Pillow Plus

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