Challenge your teen with outdoor adventures!



Teens are tough critics, but they'll love these fun activities

At Howe Caverns in Schoharie County, your family can explore a real underground cave and see stalactites like these up close!

Teens can be tough critics, so involving them in your trip planning can really pay off (and head off the declarations of "this is so boring"). Has your teen ever explored a huge underground cave, rafted down a river, or toured a lighthouse? Here are 8 great places that your teen just may think are cool enough to visit.


Check out these great picnic areas!


  1. Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston 
  2. Storm King Art Center, Mountainville 
  3. Sam’s Point Preserve, Crasgmoor (search Sam’s Point Preserve)
  4. Howe Caverns, Howes Cave 
  5. Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave
  6. Whitewater Challengers Rafting Company, North Creek 
  7. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz