Every October, the ski resort at Whiteface Mountain has a small Oktoberfest. Traditional German music, food, beer, and demonstrations are featured, and many local vendors come to show off their homemade crafts.
This is the first time I've gone in many years, and the first time I went being older than 21! It's a ton of fun and is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area during the skiing offseason.
Benson Mines is a long-abandoned iron mine near Watertown, NY.
The mine was shut down in 1978 and the buildings and have been completely abandoned ever since.
Abandoned man-made structures are my favorite to take pictures of, so I couldn't resist exploring!