Since I am currently in the Rochester, NY area, I plan on spending some time exploring the New York region. I grew up in Rochester, and have been to the Adirondacks quite a bit, but haven't done any long distance trips in New York. Obviously it is pretty cold, but as long as I prepare it shouldn't be too bad.
The first trip to explore New York is going to be along the Erie Canal. The canal runs from Albany to Buffalo, roughly 365 miles. The tow path, where the donkeys used to walk along the canal, is mostly converted to a bike path. I suppose you could say that I am following in the footsteps of a long line of asses.
Anyways, the Erie Canal was billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World when it was built. I figured that it will take me along the length of the state, and through a lot of small towns along the way. Since there is a bike path I can avoid biking through the slush on the roads, and avoid most of the car traffic as well. Probably another week or two before I start this trip, as I still have some planning left to do.