An abundance of waterways across New York State means that a bounty of beaches awaits. The salty sea breeze of the Atlantic Ocean swirls along Long Island's famed white-sand beaches including Fire Island, Jones Beach, and the iconic Hamptons. Inland across New York State, rivers and lakes provide a serene, freshwater experience allowing you to bask in the sun while connecting with nature. Bask in the sun along the shore of Great Lake Ontario, upon the shore of one of eleven Finger Lakes, or in one of New York State's many state parks. You may even catch the mist of one of more than 100+ waterfalls across the state with a detour to Taughannock Falls State Park in Ithaca from its nearby lakefront beach.