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Pretty Places Upstate

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

Anywhere past Yonkers is generally lumped into the "Upstate" category for us city folk. Here are 4 day trip worthy visits.

1. Boldt Castle & Boldt Yacht House

1 Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, map

A Bay is home to more than 1800 islands bordering Canada and our great state, New York. While the history of its build is a total romantic tragedy, a visit to this German Style castle is bound to make your flutter.

2. Singer Castle

1136 County Route 6, Chippewa Bay, map

Being on Dark Island isn’t foreshadowing to for what you‘ll experience in this century-old retreat. Explore mysterious "secret" passageways and stay in one of the 28 rooms, after enjoying a guided tour.

3. Watkins Glen State Park

1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, map

The Finger Lakes is wine country first, but also home to Watkins Glen which is considered to be NYS best state park. It's filled with bountiful cliffs, more than 15 waterfalls and wonderful walking trails. There’s something for everyone here so add this pick to your Summer wish list.

4. Lyndhurst Mansion

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, map

Whether you opt for a guided tour option or a daily pass to explore the grounds on your own, you’ll leave feeling totally rejuvenated after a trip to this Hudson Valley Estate.

If you visit any of these places don't forget to tag @popupgirlsnyc for a chance to be feature on our feed!

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