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Author: Lindsey McClafferty

Best Winter Drinks

As residents of CNY, we are no strangers to the harsh realities of winter. For many of us, celebrating and preparing for the holidays distracts us from the gray skies and cold wind outside our windows. This season, take your festivity one step further with classic winter or Christmas alcoholic beverages from across the world. Our writers tried out cozy cocktails from different cultures, and compiled recipes for our favorites: Photo fromühwein-wein-zimt-alkoholisch-972827/ German Winter Wine When it gets cold in Germany, it’s about time for German Mulled Wine again. This warm alcoholic drink is probably the reason why most...

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Watkins Glen: Ideal CNY Hiking And Camping Destination

Watkins Glen State Park is the hiking and camping destination of upstate New York. Of the major New York attractions, Watkins Glen is perhaps a natural wonder. While few waterfalls in the world rival Niagara Falls, in terms of immersing yourself in nature and getting up-close to rock and water features, Watkins Glen’s Gorge Trail and Indian Trail are superior. Whether you want to book a hotel or experience Watkins Glen in a day trip, the state park (and not to mention the numerous wineries nearby) will not disappoint.   Photo by Jared Bomba When to Go Resting at...

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New York’s Best Fall Vista: Letchworth State Park

Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park features picture perfect vistas that leave visitors in awe of the natural world. While enjoyable in Spring and Summer months, Letchworth reaches the peak of its beauty in mid-October when fall foliage is in full bloom. Its views (almost) rival that of the Adirondack Mountains, but at Letchworth, you don’t have to hike for the payoff. You can, but the most noteworthy views within the park are accessible by car, creating a unique element of accessibility that is perfect for anyone. But act fast. Don’t let the season slip...

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