Day Trip Ideas

Update New York Day Trip Ideas

Looking to spend a day with your family or friends exploring the area? Check out our suggested itinaries to make it a day to remember!

Foodie Tour:
Start with a classic pancake breakfast at Oliver's Cafe located in Schenectady, New York. This classic diner offers both savory and sweet meals until 3 pm.
Head over to us at Riverside Maple Farms and take a tour, learn how we make our sweet treats, and sample some of our favorite products including maple cotton candy!
Take the Maple-Beer Trail and end your day with a drink at Wolf Hollow Brewing, located just down the road from us, and try one of their award-winning brews.

Classic Schenectady:
Explore one of the oldest observatories in the country at miSci located in Schenectady.
Just down the road, check out Mike's Hot Dogs and enjoy one of their award-winning frankforters.
Stop by Riverside Maple Farms and see how maple syrup is made right here in the capital region.
End your day with a classic Italian meal in Schenectady at Perreca's.

For the Kids:
Start the day with us at Riverside Maple Farms for a tasting and a tour. 
Take a scenic drive down Route 20 and explore the sites and sounds of this class American road trip destination. 
Stop at the classic Duanesburg Diner for hamburgers, shakes and more.
Head over to Howe Caverns, located just 30 minutes away, to explore their caverns and family fun activities.

Animal Exploration:
Explore large tanks, underwater life, and more at Via Aquarium located in Rotterdam.
Visit Riverside Maple Farms and learn how about the wildlife found in our area. See what happens when squirrels find our taps!
Head over to Mabee Farms to see historic farm life and heirloom breeds.