(StatePoint) With spring back, it's time to get outside and enjoy the great area you live near. New York is never more beautiful than this season, and has the destinations to prove it.
Make some experiences you'll never forget at these travel spots:
Visit A Countryside Greenhouse in Yates County in the Finger Lakes
If you’re looking to stock up on seeds, plants, and flowers for the season, take a drive out to the Finger Lakes in Yates County. You'll find plenty of options and the beautiful countryside backdrop to enhance your shopping experience. Venture to the many Mennonite-run greenhouses and markets, where you'll find traditional and unusual products at a reasonable price. If you're visiting on a Saturday, The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is something not to miss. The market hosts over 175 indoor and outdoor shops selling local produce, flowers, food, wine, craft beverage, artistry, gifts, and so much more. To find out more information on markets and other great locations in the Finger Lakes, visit www.fingerlakescountrysides.com.
Learn From the Past at Saratoga
In the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory renewed patriots' hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world. Built in the last quarter of the 19th century, Saratoga Monument commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga.
Play Where the Pros Play at Bethpage
One of the most famed courses in the country, the Black Course in Bethpage State Park is situated in Farmingdale in suburban Long Island, near New York City. Bethpage Black has been the site of U.S. Open Championships in 2002 and 2009, the 2019 PGA Championship and Barclays PGA Tour events in 2012 and 2016, with the Ryder Cup slated here in 2024. Acclaimed golf course designer A.W. Tillinghast designed three courses in the park. Today, more than 200,000 rounds are played each year on five courses at Bethpage. It consistently ranks among the top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America in Golf Digest. Bethpage is a public course, open to New York residents and non-residents, alike. More information is available at www.bethpagegolfcourse.com.
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