Check out the Finger Lakes area of Western New York, around Corning and Elmira. The scenery is very pretty. There is also the Steuben and Corning Glass Works which are interesting to visit.
It's been 20+ years since I was there, but the Steuben Glass works had a real neat museaum.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu