New York State bursts at the seams when the temperature rises and the snow begins to melt. Shake off cabin fever by going outdoors and welcome in the season. Whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, and New York's many parks are the perfect way to enjoy the spectaculary scenery. As Earth Day approaches in late April, ecologically-minded travelers can check out some of the State's green destinations.
The warmer temperatures are also the perfect time to play and enjoy sports like mountain biking, golf, and fishing. If you're still hoping to squeeze in some skiing, many of the State's ski areas are still open through the spring for some fantastic spring skiing. Batter up as baseball season opens, or perhaps watch the excitement of NASCAR races.
Spring events are in full bloom, with parades, festivals, historic reenactments, country craft shows, and many more. Early spring also brings the taste of the maple sugaring - New York State is one of the very few places in the world that produce maple syrup. Enjoy the colors of the season in the many flower shows and festivals across New York, or go outside to see the blooms.