Why now: A host of new attractions has given this vast region of upstate New York a fresh outlook on life.
What to see: Wild Walk is an elevated pathway through a forest canopy that opened last July in an 81-acre nature reserve near Tupper Lake. Meanwhile the Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile-long bike path along an old train line between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake that's currently in the final planning stages.* The latter is the first step in what could be a 90-mile recreational trail connecting Lake Placid with Old Forge.
*The passage previously read "currently under construction" but ground has yet to be broken.