Every August, 700,000 sunflowers bloom across the rolling hills north of Seneca Lake. Dairy and sunflower farmers John and Jan Frederick offer wagon rides through their fields of gold, which will forever be the annoyingly unsurpassable highlight of summer.
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Lauren Matison is the Green Getaways correspondent at Travel + Leisure and the co-founder of offMetro.com. She thought she might leave New York one day, but after working on this story, now she knows that will never be possible. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram.