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11 New York Winter Scenes to Set as Video Conference Call Backgrounds



Get a great background for your video conferences


It's cold outside but I Love NY has provided some fun for your remote calls. Enjoy the vistas of New York while on your calls. 

Whether you’re working remotely, learning from home, or enjoying more screen time these days, download your favorite photo from the list below.

Simply click on the links to video conference– and mobile-friendly version of each photo and right click to download the image, then go to your favorite video conferencing tool that allows for backgrounds, and look for a "virtual background" option under the Preferences tab (remember to uncheck the "mirror my screen" option so the image isn't reversed). 

Now set the photo you select as your video conferencing background, or as the home screen image for your desktop computer or mobile device, to remind you, friends, and colleagues of the beauty of New York in winter, and to inspire future travel ideas! 

Algonquin Peak (Adirondacks)

Snow covered shot of Algonquin Mountain

Algonquin Peak, in the Essex County town of North Elba, is the second highest mountain in New York, and one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks in Adirondack Park. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Allegany State Park (Chautauqua-Allegheny)

Snow covered creek in Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park is the largest park in the New York State Parks system. Winter trail activities at the park include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Pixley Falls State Park (Central New York)

Winter photo of pixley falls

An amazing 50-foot waterfall is the main attraction at Pixley Falls State Park in Boonville, Oneida County. This picturesque park also features steep, wooded hills, a mountain stream, and a nature trail which runs past the falls. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Empire State Plaza (Capital-Saratoga)

Winter scene at empire state plaza ice rink

Offering stunning views, Albany's Empire State Plaza is a 96-acre marble complex featuring the Corning Tower; a Vietnam Veterans Memorial; The Egg, a unique performance center; and the underground Concourse, with its renowned collection of modern American art. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Fitch’s Covered Bridge (Catskills)

Snow covered photo of fitch's covered bridge

Built by James Frazier and James Warren in 1870, this 113-foot-long, single-span structure in Delhi is one of three covered crossings maintained by Delaware County that still carry traffic across branches of the Delaware River. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Hammondsport Village Square (Finger Lakes)

Snow covered town square of hammondsport

Peacefully situated in a valley with splendid lake vistas on both sides of Keuka Lake in Steuben County, Hammondsport offers the perfect destination escape for families, friends, and lovers alike—anyone looking to get lost among wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, hiking trails, cycling routes, historic museums, and much more. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Letchworth State Park (Greater Niagara)

Snow covered shot of letchworth state park

Known as the home of the “Grand Canyon of the East,” the 14,350-acre scenic Letchworth State Park offers year-round recreational activities, including snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing, and tubing, in winter. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Vanderbilt Mansion (Hudson Valley)

Vanderbilt Mansion 618 x 348

The 50-room, classical-style mansion at the Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park was built in 1898 by Frederick William Vanderbilt, a grandson of shipping and railroad magnate Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, the richest man in America during his lifetime. Representative of the Gilded Age, the site features an Italian garden and grand views of the Hudson River. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Fire Island (Long Island)

Sunrise at the fire island lighthouse

Far from the sounds and pressures of the city, Fire Island National Seashore, New York's only federally designated wilderness area, features 26 miles of a dynamic barrier island with high dunes, centuries-old maritime forests, quiet beaches, and one of the tallest lighthouses in the United States. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Central Park (New York City)

Snow covered pond and bridge in Central Park

Developed during the last half of the 19th century and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park boasts an array of natural and built features, including lakes, ponds, woodlands, lawns and gardens, as well as the Central Park Zoo, Wollman Lake, and various recreational and dining facilities. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 

Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

Wave crashing near the oswego lighthouse

An active aid to navigation located off the coast of Oswego, Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse was built in 1934 to replace an earlier lighthouse constructed in 1880. It stands at the end of a 2,000-foot-long breakwater at the mouth of the Oswego River, extending a half-mile out onto Lake Ontario. Click here for video conference– or desktop-friendly photo size, or click here for a mobile version. 


For more video conference backgrounds from I LOVE NY, visit 11 Picturesque Places in New York State to Set as a Background



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