Catamount wrote:After almost 44 years here, my favorite part about living in New York is that I live close to an airport.
Getting out and doing stuff elsewhere is great, but you can always make the most with where you live.
For instance, XC skiing is great in most of NYC. Somethning like a Madshus Epoch or Glittertind with beefy system bindings or light 3-pins makes for awesome two-track or touring for turns.
Road cycling in the summer is great almost anywhere. For how much snow they get, the roads are usually in great shape, and mostly paved. Finding sparsely traveled back roads is easy in most of Upstate.
Mountain biking is good most places, although I don't know about up by you.
Hiking and trail running are very popular in the Finger Lakes region. So is wine.
Kayaking is good, with lots of whitewater, lake, and river touring near you. Fishing goes right along with that. You might try sailing, too... it's pretty awesome, and I would totally own a little keel boat if I lived up there.
As I said, rock climbing is phenomenal in the Adirondacks (and the Gunks), although the rest of the state is pretty dead.