New York may be among the worst cities for recreation activities, according to WalletHub, but there the Empire State has Lake Placid, New Paltz and Montauk, to name a few, that make it one of the best outdoorsy states in the U.S. The Adirondacks is perfect for year-round adventures. Diverse landscapes offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities. The Giant Mountain and Rocky Peak Ridge is a stunning 11-mile hike in the High Peaks with a gorgeous crest descent with otherworldly panoramas. Other spectacular hikes include Mount Esther, Mount Marcy or any of the 46er Peaks. Take your bike for a ride along the rolling route dubbed “Fantastic 52”; go ice climbing at Cascade Pass and Chouinard’s Gully; ski on Whiteface Mountain and its three peaks and the biggest vertical drop east of the Rockies.