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Empire State Hiking, Fishing & Kayaking
Outdoor recreation abounds in upstate New York. From skiing to hiking and everything in between, outdoor adventure in the Empire State need thank towns like Canton, Plattsburgh, Watertown and Saratoga Springs.
Canton – often referred to as the heart of northern New York – is the place for hiking, biking and even kayaking in the summer, and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Take a kayak down the Grasse River Heritage Trail, or get in a few rounds at the Partridge Run Golf Course. Take a stroll through the Indian Creek Nature Center, or enjoy a hike down the Avenue of Elms Trail.
Calling all fishermen – make your way to Plattsburgh, otherwise known as Lake City, for bass fishing in the big leagues. Thanks to Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh is home to some of the biggest bass fishing competitions in the world – not to mention Plattsburgh Municipal Beach. Have a swim at the Plattsburgh Municipal Beach, enjoy a picnic, or just stretch out on the shore of Lake Champlain with a book.
For more fun in upstate New York, check out scenic cities like Saratoga Springs, or Watertown. Spend a day on the tennis court at Thompson Park in Watertown during the summer, or hit the Dry Hill Ski Area for some downhill adventure in the winter. When visiting Saratoga Springs, be sure to take a soak in one of the many mineral springs for which the town is named, or sign up for adventure tours in rafting, kayaking, and biking and hiking.
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