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Scare Parks and Haunted Farms Attract Thrill Seekers from Afar

Oct 21, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Corn Estate Haunted HouseOrange County, NY is the destination for spine-chilling fun this Halloween season

Orange County, N.Y. - Orange County, N.Y. is home to some of the scariest Halloween attractions in America. Historically, tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston and Connecticut make the trip to these Hudson Valley haunts to be horrified. This year, old favorites are promising a more extreme experience than ever, and a new scare park is making its inaugural debut.

"Some of the most frightening Halloween attractions in the nation are right here in Orange County, NY," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "Our scare parks and haunted farms are not for the faint of heart, but blood-curdling excitement is just what thrill seekers are longing for this time of the year."

What’s New This Winter in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County

Oct 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Two Hours North of New York City, Alpine & Off-Hill Adventures Await

GREENE COUNTY, NY (October 19, 2015) - In the Catskills, snow-capped mountains offer family and adventure-friendly activities all winter long. Find adventure on the hill at two ski resorts, or off in the Catskill Park, offering snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing a stone's throw from the best après ski party spots north of New York City.

October Adventures in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Offer Array of Fall Festivals

Sep 28, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Don't Miss Fall's Colors, Book a Catskills Getaway Now

Greene County, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2015) - October in Greene County offers an almost dizzying array of festivals celebrating both Bavarian and Irish traditions, apple harvests, and Halloween revelry.

Just two hours north of New York City, and three hours west of Boston, head to the Catskills to enjoy the last of fall's colorful foliage at some of the Catskills coolest places, including:

Bronck Museum's Heritage Craft Fair on October 4 offers a chance to slip through time at the site of the oldest house in New York, built in 1663.

Governor Cuomo Announces I LOVE NEW YORK Co-Branding Partnership with Delta Air Lines

Sep 14, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

View the New Co-Branded Logos Here and Here

View the Co-Brand Launch at the New York Stock Exchange Here

Albany, N.Y. (September 14, 2015) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a co-branding partnership between Empire State Development's Division of Tourism/ I LOVE NEW YORK and Delta Air Lines. The new co-branded logo was unveiled outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, September 10, as Delta rang the closing bell.

"When people take the time to experience New York, they fall in love and keep coming back - and that means more tourism and economic activity for our state," Governor Cuomo said. "This partnership will bring the I LOVE NY brand to new heights, and I am proud that our administration is partnering with Delta Air Lines to promote all that the Empire State has to offer."

Hudson River Valley Ramble Kick-offs This Weekend

Sep 3, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

September Celebration Features Over 200 Events Albany, NY -The Hudson River Valley Ramble kicks-off this Saturday with a weekend full of activities and continues throughout September with more than 200 exciting outdoor adventures across New York's Hudson Valley. The Ramble showcases the region's incredible scenery, history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities and features walking tours, hikes, paddles, bike tours and many other diverse experiences with something for everyone.

Best Rides for Leaf Peeping in the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks

Aug 31, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Motorcycle-Friendly Attractions Offer Foliage Festivals & Tours

Northern New York (August 31, 2015) - Fall in Northern New York is a festival of colors, offering fun events and plenty of roadways ideal for leaf peeping, whether by motorcycle or on a quick break during a scenic drive touring New York's historic attractions.

In the 1000 Islands Region, autumn's brilliant foliage is set against the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to the north and west, and the foothills of the Adirondacks to the east, offering motorcycle routes with spectacular views in every direction.

Something Wicked Cool This Way Comes This Halloween in the Catskills

Aug 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Zombies, Ghouls & Ghostly Fun in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County

Greene County, N.Y. - This October, prepare to be spooked in the Great Northern Catskills, home of legendary family-friendly adventure, when resorts transform into haunted hotels and streets come alive with the walking dead just in time for All Hallows Eve.

This Halloween, experience the misty mountains of the Great Northern Catskills and book a themed hotel package offering fun spooks for the whole family, or simply join in one of the ghostly events going on throughout Greene County, including:

4 Mountain Bike Trail Systems to Check Out in the Catskills

Aug 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Catskills Region, N.Y. (Aug. 11) - The Catskills mountain bike trails traverse epic vertical feet and wind around the region's mountains and valleys. And the number of recreation areas is growing with the recently opened Windham Mountain Bike Park, home of the only World Cup circuit race in the United States.

This past weekend, American Aaron Gwin won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Windham, hurtling down the mountain to thunderous applause with a time of 2:38 to win the Men's Elite DHI.

4 Reasons to Take a Scenic Train Ride through the Adirondacks

Aug 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - The Saratoga North Creek Railway offers whimsy and delight aboard scenic train rides this summer and fall, including an Oktoberfest-inspired fall extravaganza and plenty of beautiful scenery to ooh and aaah at from the sumptuous comfort of a train.

Experience the romance of the rails as you whizz through the most breathtaking scenery in New York State. Need another good reason to make the train part of your next Adirondack getaway? Here are four:

Author: I Love New York Staff


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