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Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM

Jul 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Melissa Sue AndersonMumford, N.Y.  - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3 as Genesee Country Village & Museum celebrates the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder with a first-time visit from celebrity guest Melissa Sue Anderson ("Mary" on the Little House on the Prairie television series) and two days packed with fun activities drawn from the life of the Ingalls family.

The Little House books, written in the late 1800s, chronicled Laura Ingalls' life with her family in the Midwest. The themed day at Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate rural life in the 19th century as seen through Laura's eyes.

Lake Placid Readies for 2014 Holiday Festival, December 12 - 14

Jul 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Holiday Village Stroll Announces Dates, New Lodging Deals and Events

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - As summer begins in New York's Adirondacks, committee members of one of the Northeast's top holiday festivals are already getting into the spirit - yes, in July. The Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll slated for the weekend of December 12 - 14, celebrates its 7th year in 2014 - and this small-town festival will return with several new additions and special events.

Explore the Hudson River & Catskill Creek in New York’s Great Northern Catskills

Jul 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Greene County Offers Scenic Boating Along Catskill's Historic Waterfront

Greene County, N.Y. - For more than 300 miles, the Hudson River winds through New York State, curving along the shores of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County to offer easy access to historic sites, nature preserves and riverside dining.

This summer, set sail along the Hudson River and explore Greene County's vibrant shoreline via the Catskill Creek to enjoy the best of the Catskill's waterfront.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Adirondack Attractions Perfect for Summer Exploration

Jul 21, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Experience the Adirondacks of Northern New York's Historic Sites, Waterfalls, Literary Legends & More

ADIRONDACK REGION, NY - Get off the beaten path in Northern New York's Adirondacks and explore rugged coastlines, travel along historic paths and enjoy a picnic near the thundering cascade of waterfalls with these unique destinations that beckon travelers to dive a little deeper into wilderness.

Destiny USA celebrates its Two-year Anniversary

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Destiny USA looks back on the past year and its accomplishments in tourism, programming and marketing

Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA celebrates its two-year anniversary on Saturday, August 2. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination was rebranded from Carousel Center to Destiny USA on August 2, 2012, after the expansion opened to the public. It's been a busy year for Destiny USA between its increased tourism outreach, expanded programming and new marketing initiatives.

Tupper Lake is All Over New York City

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wild Center in NYCTupper Lake, N.Y. - This month millions of commuters are getting a taste of Tupper Lake and the Adirondacks, courtesy of a brand new ad now running on subways, buses and signs in and around New York City. The ad features an image from the Raquette River taken by Wild Center board member, Rick Godin, a few years ago.

Hillarie Logan-Dechene, the Center's Director of Philanthropy, recently attended the Governor's Tourism Summit and was approached by an I LOVE NEW YORK staff member who wanted to include the Center in their ‘Get Outta Town' campaign. I LOVE NEW YORK, the state tourism bureau, launched the campaign last year, encouraging those in New York City to explore other areas of the state.

Sixth Annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Tournament Gives Back to the Great Sacandaga Lake

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

(l to r) Event co-coordinator Lou Stutzke, Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation President, Randy Gardinier, event co-coordinator, Beaver RossGloversville, N.Y. - Representatives of the Sixth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 check, as well as $770 from a special raffle raised by Lou Stutzke, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking this fall. The Walleye Challenge this year was held on held on January 25 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Event Coordinators Lou Stutzke (Owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield), Hank "Beaver" Ross and Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, presented the check to Randy Gardinier of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation at a recent ceremony at the Fulton County Visitors Center in Vail Mills.

Hudson Valley Summer Fun at Famous Places

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Brotherhood WineryTop attractions and events in Orange County, NY Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Get away to internationally known destinations when you visit Orange County's 816-square miles of scenic Hudson Valley landscape, just one hour from Manhattan. Bordered by two of the country's most beautiful rivers, this historic area has major tourism sites that deliver maximum fun with great summer events. On a hot summer day, refresh yourself in the coolness of the underground cellars of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery as you tour this landmark before enjoying a tasting at the wine bar. Brotherhood celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with its Shawangunk Wine Trail partners at "Bounty of the Hudson" on July 26th and 27th.

Room to Run… 37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Run Set for Sept. 13

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Uphill run presented by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, New York

Wilmington, N.Y. --- Although work is underway to repair the Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway, organizers of the 37th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race, say that the race will go on as scheduled, Saturday, Sept. 13. "The current construction will cause minimal effect to the event," said race organizer and director of the Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau Michelle Burns. "I'm confident that racers will enjoy their experience this year, just like they have over the past 36 years of this race."

SPAC Hosts MOMIX Improv Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21@ 6 P.M.

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Photo: A scene from MOMIX ReMix, which the company brings to SPAC on July 22Open to All with a Creative Spirit; No Dance Background Required

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- In conjunction with its July 22nd performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the MOMIX dance company will present an Improvisation Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The class, an exploration in physical improvisation, will be taught by Brian Simerson, dancer and choreographer with MOMIX for 20 years. The class is open to all with a creative spirit - no dance background is required. Tickets are just $15 and available at www.spac.org.

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