Find what you love in New York State! From the scenic coastlines of Long Island to the spectacular sprays of Niagara Falls. Whether you're into adventuring for adrenaline, tracing the trails of history, or basking in the sun along the sea, I Love NY has the perfect getaway for you. Check out these itineraries across New York State to discover even more.

The Paths That Shaped Our Nation | Great Getaway from I Love NY

 DAY ONE

Fort Ticonderoga | The Paths That Shaped Our Nation

Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY | Photo Courtesy of I Love NY

Fans of Alexander Hamilton won’t want to miss the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, the grand Georgian mansion in Albany where he married Elizabeth Schuyler in 1780.

Visit Saratoga National Historical Park, site of the turning point of the American Revolution where, in 1777, the British army surrendered for the first time in world history.

To continue your Revolutionary day, head up to the shores of Lake Champlain to the star-shaped Fort Ticonderoga, active during the French and Indian Revolutionary wars, where you can see musket—and cannon-firing demos and reenactments.

 DAY TWO

Ausable Chasm | The Paths That Shaped Our Nation
Ausable Chasm in Au Sable, NY | Photo Courtesy of I Love NY

Go back in time even more as you head further up Lake Champlain to Ausable Chasm, aka “the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks”, carved about 10,000 years ago by glaciers after the last ice age.

Stop for lunch in the quaint community of Westport, the birthplace of the Adirondack chair.

Visit the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls with artwork spanning 6,000 years, including pieces from da Vinci, Rubens, Whistler, and Homer.

 DAY THREE

Saratoga Race Course | The Paths That Shaped Our Nation
Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY | Photo Courtesy of Chris Mander

Spend some time exploring Saratoga Springs‘ vibrant downtown, with its world-class lodging, dining, and shopping, as well as Congress Park with a carousel and natural springs you can sample.

Catch a thrilling thoroughbred race at Saratoga Race Course.

Check the schedule at Saratoga Performing Arts Center where you can enjoy open-air performances ranging from the New York City Ballet to popular rock acts.

Take Amtrak to the Paths that Shaped Our Nation

Experience the paths that shaped our nation via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer (ALB), Saratoga Springs (SAR), Fort Edwards-Glens Falls (FED), Ticonderoga (FTC), and Westport (WSP)—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car at the ALB Station. Call the ALB office at 518-427-3893. Get picked up from SAR and FED Stations and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Call the SAR office at 518-587-0687, the FED office at 518-745-5020.

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