The most natural ‘High Line’
The famous urban walkway now has a rival. Wild Walk is situated at the same height as the High Line in New York City, but instead of the streets of Chelsea under the visitors’ feet, there is a leafy forest. The attraction is found at the Wild Center, in Franklin County.
Alicia Keys was mistaken when she sang that New York was a ‘concrete jungle’. Nature is to be found all over the state, starting with the iconic Niagara Falls. Every second, 3,160 tonnes of water cascade over the falls, which mark the boundary between the US and Canada. And while this natural landmark attracts 30 million tourists each year, it’s still possible to escape the crowds and witness the awesome power of nature at the same time. You only need to drive for a couple of hours to reach Letchworth State Park
from where you can take a ride in a hot-air balloon.
The area is known as the Grand Canyon of the East and is home to as many as 50 waterfalls. The largest, Middle Falls, is 32 metres high. The native Seneca tribe used to believe that the waterfall was responsible for making the sun stop at midday. Around this, cliffs and forests complete a landscape where the star is the River Genesee. You can paddle down the river on a raft, passing through a gorge with walls up to 182 metres high. If, however, you prefer your adventures on dry land, head out on a hiking trail, with over 100 km of routes to choose from, or wait until winter to go cross country skiing or enjoy excursions with snowmobiles.