Gay Rochester, New York – 2TravelDads

Author: , April 15th, 2019

gay Rochester

I had genuinely no idea what to expect when I heard that I was going to be taking a trip to Rochester, New York for a few days. I knew that it’s one of the largest cities in New York State and that was it. After spending three days visiting Rochester and the surrounding towns, I accidentally fell in love with it: a totally surprising New York destination. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed every moment (seriously, I loved it), these are the best things to do in Rochester for your own visit.

Rochester, New York actually has its own airport, ROC, as it’s much larger of a city than you might think. Direct flights from most east coast and several midwest cities make it easy to get to. If you’re planning a road trip around New York State, Rochester is located just north of the Finger Lakes Wine Region, so it’s the perfect compliment to an Upstate adventure.

Every city has a museum or two that really characterizes the history or culture that makes that city what it is. Rochester is full of really wonderful, fascinating, unique museum experiences. I know, “why start with museums?” I start here because the museums really are some of the best things to do in Rochester. They are unlike any I’ve visited in any other city.

Eastman Museum

As a photographer and art lover, the Eastman Museum was a highlight for me. Built on the property of George Eastman’s estate, the founder of Eastman Kodak, it’s an epic collection of photography equipment, a catalog of the history of photography, and the most interesting photographic art museum I’ve ever experienced. In addition to museum exhibits, Eastman’s actually home, a gorgeous mansion, is a part of the full Eastman Museum experience.

By Rob Taylor – Full Story at 2TravelDads

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Inn by the Mill – Gay Friendly Upstate New York Bed and Breakfast

Author: , March 8th, 2019

Inn by the Mill

A unique Historic Stone Grist Mill in New York’s Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor. Located just above Cooperstown in the Adirondack Foothills above Cooperstown in Upstate Central NY & close to the famous Mohawk River Erie Canal Marina & Canalway Trail.

The Mill & it’s tunnel was a station of the Underground Railroad in the 1840’s! This quintessential stone grist mill is unlike any other property in upstate New York. The Mill is an important, historic architectural masterpiece which stands as a true testament to the rich history of New York’s Mohawk Valley.

Feel yourself relax immediately as you leave the modern world and step back in time with this significant historic property. The charm and technology of the 1800’s with the amenities of the 21st century. The1835 Stone Grist Mill Complex is listed on the Federal and NY State Register of Historic Places.

Located alongside Timmerman Creek in a tranquil park-like setting, it features a natural stone gorge, cascading waterfalls, extensive flower & water gardens.

See the Inn by the Mill Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Stone House B&B – Catskills Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 22nd, 2019

Stone House B&B

The Stone House Bed & Breakfast at the Cornelis Kool House in Hurley, New York, is an early 18th century Hudson Valley Dutch estate, with architectural features dating back to the original Dutch settlement of the New Netherlands. Our Hudson Valley bed and breakfast is quite possibly the oldest house in New York State that you can actually stay in, dating from around 1700.

We’re nestled in the peaceful countryside of the Esopus valley, near the historic village of Hurley, a National Historic Landmark. Our Catskills area B&B ideally situated to explore both sides of the Hudson River, the Shawangunks or the Catskills.

Both Woodstock and Rhinebeck are just an eighteen minute drive away.

Explore the historic Rondout in Kingston or try a river cruise up the Hudson (a ten minute drive), discover the enchanting lighthouse at Saugerties (sixteen minutes), go antiques shopping in High Falls (twelve minutes), or take in a concert at the amazing Fisher Center at Bard College (nineteen minutes). Whatever you’re looking for, Hurley and the Hudson River Valley have a wealth of experiences to offer you.

We’re also just six minutes from the New York State Thruway and less than two hours drive from New York City – Hurley is the perfect weekend getaway from the big city.

See the Stone House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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New York State Road Trip – Go Girlfriend

Author: , November 19th, 2018

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My mom recently moved to New York, but she hasn’t had a chance to explore much of her new state. So when I started planning a New York state road trip upstate, she was really excited not only to travel but to travel with me, her youngest daughter. Mom has not had the opportunity to explore New York State much so I found her excitement about the trip quite rewarding and I hoped that the experience would not let her down.

I highly recommend road trips as a form of travel with your aging parent. It’s a great way to bond – the travel time is great for story-telling, singing and making memories. I also recommend a road trip through Upstate New York for a dose of the outdoors and relaxation, stopping in the towns of Watkins Glen and 1000 Islands. Each destination is an easy road trip from NYC and both are not terribly far apart from each other, making it easy to do hit both in one weekend. For us, beginning in New York’s famous Finger Lakes area, made for a great stomping ground for people of all ages, with a diverse palette of food, activities, and most importantly, a sense of tranquility. Plus, there’s a beautiful scenic drive between them along part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, one of the first roads in America to be designated as a National Scenic Byway. You’re very likely to return home refreshed and with new memories to share with your loved one.

If there is time for an extra excursion, Chautauqua is a wonderful choice for a final stop on this trip. It’s located near Jamestown, which is past Buffalo, and has a number of special attractions you can’t see anywhere else including the National Comedy Center and the Lucy-Desi Museum. You won’t laugh nearly as hard anywhere else on this trip, or for days after you arrive back home – totally worth the additional driving.

By Holly Rosen Fink – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Long Island B&B

Author: , November 2nd, 2018

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast - Gay Friendly Long Island B&B

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, was voted ‘Best BnB on Long Island’ by local Channel 12 TV viewers and is rated #1 in Southold, North Fork on Trip Advisor.

Guests love the location in the midst of wine and farm country, just 15 miles west of the Orient Point, Cross Sound ferry terminal, which connects this end of Long Island to New London, Connecticut and all points North on the Easter Sea Board.

They are also attracted to the unique charm of this beautifully restored mid 1860’s house, the acre of landscaped gardens, plus our own private beach on Long Island Sound and path to an inlet of Shelter Bay just a few steps away. We are literally surrounded by water!

See the Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Catskill Lodge B&B – Gay Friendly Catskills B&B

Author: , October 21st, 2018

Catskill Lodge B&B

Built in 1893, our beautiful Queen Anne home offers historic charm, modern amenities, and a relaxed, communal feel.

Start your morning with a homemade hot breakfast. In the evening, gather round the wood stove and share stories from the slopes.

Catskill Lodge sits on five lush acres abutting the wilderness. The area’s best outdoor adventures are just minutes away, from downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking to fishing, farm tours, shopping, and scenic drives.

See the Catskill Lodge B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Hiking the Hudson Valley’s Gertrude’s Nose Trail – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , October 4th, 2018

Gertrude’s Nose Trail - Globetrotter Girls

Just a couple of days after returning to New York, I found myself at Grand Central Terminal, ticket in hand and ready to board a train to New Hamburg, a small town on the Hudson River in Upstate New York.

This wasn’t going to be a long trip, but even a couple of days away from the city are enough for me to recharge my batteries, and I was on a mission to clear my head with another great hike, after all the fantastic hikes I did in Tennessee last month.

The Lower Hudson Valley has enough hikes to keep me busy (and in shape!) for the next few years, but somehow I haven’t made it up there one single time since a long day hike last summer.

We consulted our hiking guide book to find a great day hike and finally settled on a trail inside the Minnewaska State Park preserve: the 7-mile Gertrude’s Nose Trail with a detour to Lake Minnewaska.

The hike started off fairly easy, on a gravel road, until we turned off the road onto a smaller trail. The entire morning we didn’t see a single other person, and the first sign that we weren’t the only ones in the woods were fresh bear tracks which made me slightly nervous. For the next couple of hours, we followed the path along the edge of steep cliffs, always overlooking the vast forest that was surrounding us. It never ceases to amaze me how close I am to so much untouched nature – just a couple of hours north of New York City.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Country Suite B&B – Windham, New York

Author: , August 2nd, 2018

Country Suite B&B

Two hours from NYC, Country Suite Bed & Breakfast and Barn, is located at the peak of the Great Northern Catskills. Beautifully restored, 5600 sq ft 1865 farmhouse, surrounded by majestic mountain views on 11 landscaped acres, accented by lovely gardens, gazebo, fountain, statuaries, gracious decks and balconies. The crystal clear waterfront of New York State’s protected waterway offers serenity and enjoyment.

The Bed & Breakfast

Country Suite offers five spacious guest suites each with private bath and amenities. Enjoy delicious, complimentary breakfasts served each morning. Pear stuffed French vanilla toast, fresh fruits, vegetable frittatas, locally made pure maple syrup and much more. Indulge in all the comforts of your stay.

The Oculus in New York City – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , June 29th, 2018

The Oculus in New York City - Keep Calm and Wander

The Oculus in New York City (or the World Trade Center) serves as a terminal station that is, in turn, served by the Newark WTC and the Hoboken WTC, where the latter serves only on weekends.

The station, which is located in the WTC of the Financial District, Manhattan, itself was opened for public on March 3, 2016, after replacing the temporary station that had been placed after the gruesome attacks of 9/11.

Although there have been many controversies attached to the station, savor the facts below that only a few people know. These facts are meant to present a separate image of the station.

1. The Steel Used is Unique

Since the projects of the architect Santiago Calatrava are known for their unique curves, only a special type of steel can withstand them. The Oculus is made with the same special steel that is manufactured by only four companies in the world. The Italian and the Spanish companies out of these four were capable to deliver the kind of steel required for Oculus.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

Arbor View House B&B – Long Island Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , April 28th, 2018

Arbor View House B&B - Long Island Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Arbor View House B&B is a Long Island Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn offering elegant lodging accommodations in a romantic and historic setting.

This North Fork Winery region B&B and spa offers spa services, award winning gourmet breakfast, relaxing gardens, fine linens and accessories and gracious concierge services.

See the Arbor View House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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