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Whiteface Mountain: A Guide for Families

About Whiteface Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York. It’s Veterans’ Memorial Highway and Gondola Rides make it an easily accessible mountains for visitors of all types. For winter enthusiasts, Whiteface is a popular skiing and snowboarding mountain. Whiteface Mountain is located in the NY town of Wilmington, about 13 miles outside […]

Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains of NYS is a popular destination summer, winter, or fall. Explore all the ways there are to see its beauty!

The Great Jack ‘O’ Lantern Blaze (A Photo Story)

What is It? The Great Jack ‘O’ Lantern Blaze is a Halloween festival in Pocantico Hills, NY in the Hudson Valley. With over 7,000 pumpkins arranged in light up displays, the event will be sure to wow you! And with the event lacking some of the more traditional Halloween features, such as “scary” costumes, it […]

Enjoy a walk through with over 7,000 pumpkins carved into a stunning light up display with sound effects at the Great Jack 'O' Lantern Blaze.


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Find the perfect family friendly travel destinations, family travel tips, and planning resources for your next family vacation!

Travel is restricted right now, there is no denying that. And staying home is safer for everyone, for ourselves and for those around us. That does not mean adventure is not possible. Join me this summer as I explore locally in my own background and uncover all of the treasures that New York State has to offer.

Explore Some Great Destinations

The Abandoned World seeks to discover those places that the world has forgotten by admiring the crumbling remains and imagining all of the memories that is held within the walls.