Still iffy on international travel? No worries—you can easily fulfill your wanderlust closer to home considering the beauty and bounty of upstate New York. But while we love visiting Beacon, Woodstock and Hudson, so does everybody else (which is why sometimes they can feel a little like Brooklyn 2.0). And since our favorite upstate activity is discovering new shops, hiking paths and restaurants, we’re always game to visit some of the area’s less-traveled places. Here are 12 upstate New York towns worth discovering—or rediscovering—this year.
Note: Please check the state’s official website before you travel in order to ensure you are following all current travel and safety guidelines.