Win your perfect New York State adventure

 

From the majestic mountains, cities and lakes to the pastoral
farmlands and vineyards,
New York
State
has it all and we are giving one lucky couple the chance
to win their New York State Adventure of a lifetime!

Discover the diverse experiences on offer in New York State and simply enter the competition on our Facebook page by choosing your favourite itinerary. Which path will you choose?

The prize

This extraordinary prize allows you to choose your own upstate New York adventure and includes two return, economy class flights from any departure point serviced by Air France in the UK to New York, eight day car hire from Hertz and your choice of the following packages provided by Wexas.

 

Discover the full itineraries by clicking the following links:

Path to Food & Wine

Path to Art & Culture

Path to History

Path to Outdoor Adventure

Partners

Path to outdoor adventure

Urban Adventure, beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains, shimmering lakes and wondrous waterfalls.  Across New York, discover awesome places to refresh and reconnect. The scenery is breathtaking and the options are unlimited. Swim in a crystal-clear lake, relax on a white-sand beach in the Hamptons, or take in the view from the top of the world after climbing a high peak. Any time of year, bring your boat, bike, camera, hiking boots, bathing suit, snowboard or all of the above, and come out to play in New York’s great outdoors!

  1. Biking down Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks

  2. Sea Kayaking off Southampton Beach, Long Island

  3. Hot Air Balloon Ride over Letchworth State Park, the ‘Grand Canyon of the East.’

  4. Discovering the fantastic fall foliage of the Finger Lakes

  5. Skiing on Bear Mountain, Hudson Valley

Path to art and culture

From the bright lights of Broadway to fairytale castles in the Thousand Islands, discover treasures of art and great performances amid magnificent architecture and inspiring landscapes.

Whether it’s Museum Mile on the upper stretch of Fifth Avenue in NYC, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Darwin Martin House in Buffalo or reliving the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in the Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts, you will find something to inspire!

  1. Albright-Knox Gallery’s, Buffalo, Greater Niagara

  2. Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts, Catskills

  3. Corning Museum of Glass, Finger Lakes

  4. Museum Mile, NYC

  5. Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Allegheny

Path to history

For a truly interesting reality show, tune in to living history across New York. The settings are spectacular— head to the historic Husdon Valley to relive the Gilded Age at the Vanderbilt Mansion, surrounded by Italian gardens and sweeping river views or watch heroic scenes of the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812 unfold amid colourful pageantry and battle re-enactments at Old Fort Niagara, near Niagara Falls.

  1. Underground Railroad, State-wide

  2. Old Fort Niagara – War of 1812, Greater Niagara

  3. Rockefeller Estate, Hudson Valley

  4. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, Saratoga

  5. Fort Ticonderoga, Adirondacks

Path to food and wine

Celebrated restaurants, cooking schools, farmers markets, wineries and craft breweries across the state have whatever your heart (or palate) desires. With culinary traditions from around the world combined with the bounty of our farms, orchards and vineyards, New York offers food journeys like nowhere else. From NYC food trucks to world-class wines and the world’s premier culinary college, the Culinary Institute of America in Hudson Valley, there’s something to please everyone.

  1. Cooking Class at the Culinary Institute of America, Hudson Valley

  2. Finger Lakes Wine Festival, Watkins Glen in July

  3. Farm food tasting on New York’s Amish Trail, Chautauqua-Allegheny region along

  4. Fresh Seafood in the Hamptons, Long Island

  5. Trip to the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse for great food and live blues.

Terms and conditions

This competition closes at midnight on 4 March 2013. For full terms and conditions, please click here. To read The Independent's usual terms and conditions, click here. Promoter: Air France (UK and IE Head Office, Plesman House, 2a Cains Lane, Bedfont, TW14 9RL).

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