Albany, N.Y. (June 23, 2015) --New York State announces 2015 Sport Fishing and Angling events for local and traveling competitors to catch the nearly 165 species of fish found throughout the state. Renowned anglers from around the world travel to New York where sport-fishing tournaments cater to novices, world-renowned competitors and fishing outfitters year-round. While experience builds expertise, fishing is one of the most accessible sports where excitement and satisfaction can be found from the first outing. NYS fishing and angling attracts 2.3 million anglers to the freshwater streams, great lakes and ocean waters of New York every year.
New Yorkers and Visitors Welcome to Explore State's Vast Waterways and Fish Without a License
Newly Designated Free Fishing Day Set for Veterans Day, November 11
Albany, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State residents and visitors may fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams during the weekend of June 27-28. Saltwater anglers may also fish in marine waters for migratory marine fish species without enrolling in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry.
Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage
Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family.
Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join The Wild Center for a wide array of programs, trips and activities this summer.
Every Thursday from June 4th until September 17th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Farmers Market The Wild Center hosts weekly Farmers Markets where you can meet farmers and take home some of the wonderful local food grown in the Adirondack region. The Wild Center has joined with The Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative, Inc. which promotes and manages farmers' markets.
Greene County, N.Y. - This summer, grab a map or download the I Love NY travel app and head to New York's Great Northern Catskills to explore new microbreweries, adventure experiences, and the simple pleasure of shopping for fresh finds at farmers' markets and roadside stands.
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - From forest bathing - a Japanese practice that aims to boost health through immersion in nature - to sampling locally made microbrews during a beach festival, the Adirondacks of Northern New York offer enriching, unique and thirst-quenching options to enhance any visit.
Steal away to the Adirondacks this summer to indulge in one of seven adventurous offerings including:
Tag Photos with #GoTourNY for a Chance to Win a $50 Gas Card or GoPro Camera
Lake Placid, N.Y. - A new contest sponsored by www.GoTourNY.com is underway, encouraging motorcyclists riding in the 1000 Islands Region and the Adirondacks to take photos of their adventures and post to social media channels with the hashtag #GoTourNY for a chance to win a weekly or monthly prize.
1000 ISLANDS, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands will echo with the roar of motorcyclists from around the country as they gather for events showcasing the unique attractions and scenic routes of Northern New York.
The Adirondacks and 1000 Islands offer some of the most scenic and immaculate roadways in the state, traveling along historic corridors while providing access to motorcycle rallies and events. Download free tank maps, find event details and tips for where to ride at www.GoTourNY.com, then head to the Lake George Area on May 30, for the week-long Warrensburg Bike Rally, held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg.
The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Wilmington Bike Park as Krushers Stunt Team, from Montreal, Quebec, return for the free jump jam and trials exhibition. Other events Friday evening include Sam Perkins and Carsinn Wilson performing bike acrobatics.
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