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Gov. Cuomo Announces More Than $4.5M in Outdoor Recreation Improvement Projects in 1000 Islands

Aug 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Nearly $3.6 Million in Improvements at Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks Now Complete

Construction Begins on $1 Million Accessible Trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area

Albany, N.Y.(Aug. 5) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $4.5 million projects will enhance outdoor recreation for people of all ages and abilities in the Thousand Islands Region. A roughly $3.6 million project to improve the beachfront and campgrounds of Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks is now complete, making the parks more attractive to visitors to these popular destinations on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region. In addition, construction is now underway on a $1 million accessible trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area in St. Lawrence County.

The Hyde Collection Partners With a Local Community Organization To Fight Hunger

Aug 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Hyde Collection Fights HungerGlens Falls, N.Y. - Now through August 31, visitors of The Hyde Collection can help build a community art exhibit, Art CAN Help, in support of local hunger relief efforts. Throughout the summer, the Museum is accepting donations of canned goods with the purpose of creating an installation in celebration of the famous Andy Warhol soup can image. At the close of the exhibit, the canned goods will be donated to the Family Service Association of Glens Falls, a non-profit agency that provides services and support to families in crisis.

NYS 4-H Foundation Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Expanded for 2015

Aug 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Empire Farm DaysSeneca Falls, N.Y. -- The New York State 4-H Foundation is expanding its Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull for youngsters up to age 12. The friendly competition will run all day for each of the three days of the August 11-13, 2015 event at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Pedal tractors and sled are provided for two weight classes: 40 to 59 lbs. and 60 to 80 lbs. Leaders will be posted throughout the day on the Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Leaderboard.

Wild Walk Looking Like a Wild Success

Aug 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Wild WalkCenter says attendance breaking all previous records, regional impact felt   Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It was eight years in the planning. Now, one month after it officially opened to the public on July 4th, all the planning seems to be paying off for the Center and surrounding towns.

The Center reports that it has broken every single attendance record set over its 9 year history. It has more members than at any time in its existence, admitted more customers in its first 30-days since the Walk opened than it did in any other 30 day period, including its big initial opening in 2006.

Go Tour NY Routes Run Through Wine, Beer and BBQ Country

Jul 7, 2015 by I Love New York Staff Features New York State Routes Through the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks

Cape Vincent, N.Y. (July  7, 2015) - In the 1000 Islands and Adirondacks, the dog days of summer fade into fall with the scent of savory barbecue, the roar of a motorcycle on an open road and the sweet reward of a local brew at the end of the ride.

Both regions offer an array of food and wine events located along the scenic motorcycle routes featured on

Governor Cuomo Announces Economic Impact of Tourism Industry Exceeds $100 Billion for The First Time

Jul 3, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tourism Employment Increased By 16 Percent Since 2011

New York Remains Most Visited State by Overseas Travelers for 14th Year in a Row

With July 4th Weekend Approaching, Governor Highlights Summer 2015 Tourism Ad Campaign and Getaway Ideas at

Albany, N.Y. (July 2) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the total economic impact of New York State's tourism industry in 2014 reached an all-time high of $100.1 billion. Historic investments in the tourism industry have generated job growth and an increase in visitors to New York, making it the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row. The Governor also highlighted the 2015 summer ad campaign featuring vacation destinations and attractions from all regions of the state.

Wild Center to Officially Open Wild Walk July 4

Jul 1, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It's been in development for eight years, and built three times. At 10:00 in the morning on July 4th it will officially open. The public will be able to walk, or wheel, over the quarter mile trip up and back over the Walk's series of bridges and platforms. The elevated trail has already been dubbed "the Highline of the Forest," after New York City's iconic park on a converted rail line that takes millions of New Yorkers on a trip through the city, 30-feet off the ground.

New York State Announces 2015 Sport Fishing and Angling

Jun 24, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Freshwater Streams, Great Lakes And Ocean Waters, And Both Pro Sport-Fishing Tournaments And Novice Events Offer Anglers A Chance At World-Class Trophy Fish

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.

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Fishing Days to be Held June 27-28

Jun 22, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

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.

This Summer at The Wild Center

Jun 15, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join The Wild Center for a wide array of programs, trips and activities this summer.

Summer 2015

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.

Author: I Love New York Staff


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