2013 Itinerary!

It’s still so early in the travel season for us. Spring has been a long time coming this year. Only this week does it look like we *just* may be past the snowstorm stage. But then again, this IS Upstate New York!
Our travels may be a bit more structured this year, because I currently have a part-time job. Still, I’ve promised the family that we will be getting out again this year. And I do still have a handful of places we visited last autumn and winter that I need to tell you about! But as per my custom, I’m writing down a sketchy itinerary of some places we’d really like to see this year. Here goes:
Erie Canal Boat Museum in Chittenango, NY
Hanford Mills in East Meredith, NY
Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY
Herkimer Home in Little Falls, NY
Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama at Gelston Castle, Mohawk, NY (August 3)
Theodore Roosevelt Museum in New York City
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, NY
Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY (July through August)
Central New York Scottish Games, Syracuse, NY (August 10)
Woodsmen Field Days in Boonville, NY (August 16-18)
Of course, this is a mere preliminary listing. I will probably continue my new tradition of visiting some place in the Adirondacks for the autumn season. I generally reserve the spring for downstate New York, summer for local events, and autumn for the ‘Daks. I also want to attend more festivals and events, too. I’ve stuck to museums and historic places pretty closely over the years. The kids are older and I think we may enjoy festivals more, now. So if you have an event coming up this year, definitely contact me about it!
I also want to expand our boundaries and see more of the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. More companies are interested in sponsoring our visits, and I’m very willing to get the word out about the fantastic things to do in New York State.
We also may take a few jaunts eastward, out of state. I might visit Vermont and I definitely want to see Plymouth, Massachusetts, and perhaps take a trip to Boston or Gloucester. The horizons are wide open!
And will we eventually be shipping baggage internationally?! Will we possibly expand our travels? We’ll see! Who knows what the future holds. For now, we have definite plans to stay local but I am open to traveling a bit more extensively in the future.

About the Author

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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  1. Tina says:

    Hi New York Traveler,

    You sure have a lot of places to go this year. It’s already May, so I’m hoping you’ve already crossed out some these places. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing such great advice and stories on your blog!

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