A list of the best road trips in the country has shined the national spotlight on this fantastical trail in Upstate New York.

Summer vacation is almost here and it'll soon be roadtrip season. While some people want to go on a long drive to visit a certain destination, others wish to spend hours in the car to look at all the incredible sights.

If you count yourself among the latter category, we have great news for you.

A new study out of 24/7 Tango as highlighted the best road trips in America and has highlighted this New York thruway that is every outdoor enthusiast's dream.

Access to Glacial Lakes, Hiking Trails, and Wilderness Parks

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Coming in as the best road trip in New York was the 188-mile journey on the Adirondack Trail, which spans from the Town of Malone to the Town of Fonda.

The scenic route takes travelers through the Adirondack Mountains and takes them right to the entry point to the longest hiking trail system in the country.  That's the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 2,200 journey from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

The path cuts right through New York.

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Not only that, the Adirondack Trail also takes revelers across the nation's largest wilderness park, outside of Alaska. Driving along the trail allows spectators to drink in breathtaking views of glacial lakes and ponds. Sights include the famed Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake.

Visitors can also stop to take advantage of a multitude of outdoor activities. 27/7 Tango said the park is open to camping, hiking, boating, mountain biking, fishing, birding, skiing, and more.

6 Upstate New York Towns That Should be on Your Bucket List

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Not everyone wants to enjoy a lengthy road trip just to enjoy the sights of nature. Some want to visit places for their shopping, culture, or opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Don't worry, I got you, Here are six Upstate New York towns that will make the best weekend getaway that offer a unique array of activities, good food, and the perfect hotels for an overnight stay.

Book a Weekend Retreat at These 6 Upstate New York Towns

With roadtrip season upon us, some New Yorkers are itching for a weekend getaway that will take them to a sleepy yet scenic town.

According to our friends at WorldAtlas, they have highlighted six different towns in Upstate NY that offer plenty of opportunities to recharge and take advantage of unique commercial attractions.

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Take New York's Most Scenic Spring Road Trip In 5 Days

Spring time is in full swing all across New York State. Take time to get out this season and explore. Maybe take an epic scenic road trip over the course of 5 days.

We decided to ask ChatGPT to get the most epic, most iconic, and most scenic Spring Road Trip across New York State. Here's what it suggested:

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Road Trip Through New York's Ice Cream Trail

Did you know there's an ice cream trail here in the great state of New York? Yup. Created by Only In Your State, the trail takes you all throughout the Adirondacks, allowing you to "take in the sights of our tallest mountains and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of New York" while licking your favorite kind of ice cream.

Hop aboard the New York Ice Cream Trail!

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The Highest-Rated Bakeries in Central New York

A recent report from Restaurant Clicks named the top 12 bakeries in America. Appearing in 10th place was the overrated Levain bakery in New York City.

Here's a few bakeries from Central New York that are more deserving of such recognition.

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