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Empire State Shoes

by Anne Middleton, on September 24th, 2015

The Empire State has haunts for more than just the glitterati and fashionistas.  You can get into a New York state of mind and not traipse about the hustle and bustle of New York City.   If you want to travel to New York but want to skip the megalopolis’ usual tourist traps, we’ll help you traverse the state in some fine shoes. 

Winsome wineries can be discovered throughout the state.  Trek the 1000 Islands Seaway Wine Trail, a 78 mile long trail hat meanders throughout Jefferson County.  A terrific day trip from any of the area's hotels, the trail is marked by green grape cluster signs.  The DKNY Thong Flip Flop from Boston Proper makes a casual, yet elegant shoe to amble about the vineyards.  Sign up for emails from Boston Proper and get 10%.  We’ll toast to that.

An exceptionally rich collection of American folk art and American Indian art, as well as important holdings in American decorative arts, photography, and 20th century art and formal gardens that overlook Otsego Lake await visitors to the Fenimore Arts Museum in Cooperstown.  Come on a weekend and enjoy a film screening too.  You’ll want comfortable yet nimble shoes to muse in this museum.  The Freamon by UGG is the perfect shoe for a thoughtful gentleman.  With free shipping on free returns using our codes, you won’t have to overthink shopping online.  Instead, you can delve deeper into the works of Steven Skollar. 

Can’t decide what to do?  Your best bet is to go to the Holiday Valley resort in Ellicottville.  Summer diversions include a 18 hole, 6300 yard golf course, lessons & practice facility, Aerial Adventure Park, Climbing Forest, Mountain Coaster, 3 pools, mountain biking & hiking trails.  Wandering there for winter?  Fifty eight slopes, 37 night ski trails, lift capacity of 23,850 per hour, terrain parks, x-country trails, mountain coaster, snow tubing and more await the traveler it this ice castle resort.  A shoe for all seasons, Converse has both sneakers and sneaker boots that will help you make the sojourn to Ellicottville, whether you’re sweltering in summertide or warming up fireside this winter there.  You’ll warm up to $5.95 shipping on your order from Converse using our codes!

If the cacophony of New York City is not for you, there are still amazing venues to explore in New York.  Raise a glass, ponder paradigmatic American art and carouse winter or summer at amazing resorts.  All of this awaits you during your next sojourn to New York—just don’t forget to pack the right shoes—and get them at the right price!