Wandering Around America One State at a Time – New York

State 29:

Welcome to the next post in my series highlighting states we have visited throughout the years. I hope you will enjoy coming along for the ride!

I will be featuring the states alphabetically. We have never been to New Jersey so the next state in my series is

New York

New York became the 11th  state on July 26, 1788. The capital is Albany.

A few years ago we camped in Niagara Falls, Canada. After exploring the Canadian falls we made a day trip into New York where we had close up views of the Bridal Veil Falls and got soaked as we walked along the decks on the Cave of the Winds Tour.

Bridal Veil Falls as seen from Canada
Niagara Falls USA

You will get wet if you take the Cave of the Winds Tour!

You can’t get much closer to the falls that this
Up close to the falls on the Cave of the Winds Tour
Walked under the American Side of Niagara Falls in New York
That’s Henry waving from the Hurricane Deck

Our next stop in New York was Golden Hill State Park. Although the park is located about thirty miles by water from Niagara Falls the drive is a little bit longer. This peaceful state park was exactly what we needed after the excitement of Niagara Falls. Where else can you have a view of a lighthouse and one of the great lakes from your campsite? We enjoyed touring the Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse and Blondie enjoyed swimming in Lake Ontario. The highlight each day was watching a gorgeous sunset over the lake.

I recently returned from a fantastic Mother-Daughter Weekend in New York City. We did all the things on our bucket list and much more. The best part of the weekend for me was seeing the city with my beautiful daughter.

To read previous posts about the states featured in this series just click on the state name: Alabama      Alaska      Arizona      Arkansas      California      Colorado     Florida      Georgia      Hawaii        Idaho  Illinois      Indiana      Iowa     Kansas     Kentucky     Louisiana     Maine     Maryland     Massachusetts     Michigan     Minnesota    Mississippi     Missouri     Montana     Nebraska     Nevada      New Hampshire     New Mexico

9 thoughts on “Wandering Around America One State at a Time – New York

      1. Isn’t it incredible the vastness of places to see each location we visit has! As for NY we live here and have only touched a portion of what is out there. This is why we enjoy post like yours that share places gone too and fuel the dream of where to go next.

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    1. Judy, thanks. when we left Golden Hill State Park we were headed to Pennsylvania and went through some beautiful countryside and by the Erie Canal. I couldn’t take pictures because there was no where to stop with our big fifth wheel! That was a wonderful state park. We didn’t want to leave.


  1. Oh we love Niagra Falls! We’ve stayed on both the Canadian and NY sides. But never with our RV. It is something we may do one day. This post will help us!
    And New York City! Oh we had such a great time there one December. This makes me want to go back, sans motorhome! LOL

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