Go With the Flow
Here in Upstate New York, we are blessed beyond measure by the amount of nature preserves, state parks, etc. that we have available to us. I realize that while many other states have some pretty great things to see or do, the accessibility of wild areas is one of the best things that New York has to offer...in my completely biased opinion of course.
One such gem is Stony Brook Park, located near Dansville and if you ever have the opportunity to visit, do yourself a favor and take the time.