A walk along the chasm’s rim inspires “oohs” and “ahhs.” Chasm visitors can also opt for a (fairly tame) raft ride in the Ausable River. Cruise the Lake Champlain ferry to bustling Burlington, Vermont.
Of course, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is a major-league draw, but this central New York village steals the hearts of visitors with its small-town appeal. Visit the folk-art filled Fenimore Museum and the Farmers’ Museum (antique tools) when you’ve had enough baseball.
Outdoor adventure starts here, at the gateway of the Adirondacks. Ride the chair lift to the summit of Whiteface Mountain and hike down, fish for trout, paddle a kayak or canoe, and watch young athletes polish their skills at the Olympic training venue.