Everyone knows that there are tons of awesome restaurants and stores around SUNY Plattsburgh, most of them being perfect for a date night with bae. But one can only eat so much Texas Roadhouse and KOTO before wanting to vomit. Go the extra mile with more creative date ideas in Plattsburgh! Keep reading for 10 cute date ideas in Plattsburgh that are guaranteed to make great memories!
1. Pick the freshest produce at Rulfs Orchard!
Most of you probably already know Rulfs Orchard as Plattsburgh’s go-to apple picking orchard, which makes it a cute mini getaway for couples! It’s the best of both worlds, pick your own fresh produce while spending time with your partner! Rulfs grows Strawberries from June 21 – July 15, Blueberries from July 14 – Late August, Apples starting on weekends in September until all apples are picked and Pumpkins starting on the third weekend in September through Halloween, all available to pick yourself! Only a 15-minute drive from campus can make the perfect outdoor date adventure.
2. Go for a hot air balloon ride at Above Reality.
For those couples on the more adventurous side, a hot air balloon ride might be just what you need to have a romantic date! Above Reality has its name for a reason, experience the amazing Vermont mountains and Lake Champlain from a bird’s eye view with the person you love. It does require 1 hour and 25 minutes in the car with a ferry ride, but a view like this has to be worth it! This has to be one of the most unique date ideas in Plattsburgh! The pictures will last a lifetime.
3. Take a tour with Greater Adirondack Ghost Company.
If you and your partner are more interested with Plattsburgh history and its ghost visitors, then a ghost tour is the perfect date for you two! Greater Adirondack Ghost Company takes people on a tour of downtown Plattsburgh, showing off the town’s historic landmarks, but once the sun goes down the tour becomes way creepy! Learn where local ghosts tend to hang around and maybe even see one on the tour! This is one of the best date ideas in Plattsburgh during October!
4. Get lost in a corn maze at Country Dreams Farm.
Corn mazes, petting zoos and pumpkin picking sounds like a fun outdoorsy date day to me! At Country Dreams Farm, snuggle up with your lover as you try to get yourself out of their huge corn maze, then say hi to their adorable farm animals! Take the short 12-minute drive to this Plattsburgh local farm for a fun date outdoors during this fall season!
5. Experience a tasting at Champlain Wine Company.
For those couples with a pallet made for tasting, the Champlain Wine Company wine tastings is the date for you two! Taste all of their award winning wines paired with local cheeses, fruits and nuts. For their popular boozy slushies, take a short 5 minute drive down during the hot summer months with your boyfriend or girlfriend, but their regular wines taste just as good during any season!
6. Rent a kayak on Saranac Lake.
When Plattsburgh gets to be too hot to bear, kayaking is a fun activity you can do with your partner to cool off and see some pretty beautiful sights near the water. Paddle along right next to your lover in the beautiful Saranac Lake and take in the beauty that is Plattsburgh. For lessons or fun events, like sup yoga, happy hour paddle hour and sunset rides, visit the Kayak Shack, located right on route 3: they also rent out kayaks!
7. Volunteer at the SPCA!
Calling all animal lovers! Volunteering at the SPCA located in Peru NY is a fun date and is also fun for the animals! Help get these cuties adopted at events the SPCA puts on or just help out any day while spending time with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Just fill out an application online at their site and get ready to see adorable puppies and kittens weekly!
8. Couple’s spa day at Archer Bodywork.
College is hard, we all know it, so the perfect date for anyone is a couple’s massage at Archer Bodyworks on Broad street! Spend 90 minutes in pure bliss as you and your partner de stress from homework and projects any time of the year, although finals week sure sounds like a good one for this date.
9. Stargazing on campus.
We also all know that college isn’t cheap, so stargazing might be the choice for the couple that is pinching pennies. Right in Trinity Park or even the field behind memorial are perfect spots to spend some quality alone time with the person you love under the beautiful stars. It is one of the most classic date ideas in Plattsburgh, and still one of the best. You could even download a stargazing app to know if what you’re actually seeing is the Big Dipper.
10. Go biking at Point AU Roche State Park.
Instead of being cooped up inside your tiny dorm room with your significant other, take a trip to Point AU Roche State Park! There, you two can do a variety of activities, including swimming, biking, hiking, skiing and more depending on the time of year. Nothing says romance like a little fresh air and a lot of fun!