The Beat Category - Fall Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:44:02 GMT October Adventures in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Offer Array of Fall Festivals 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. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Hudson River Valley Ramble Kick-offs This Weekend 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. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Best Rides for Leaf Peeping in the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks 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. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT 4 Reasons to Take a Scenic Train Ride through the Adirondacks 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: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT Get Away Now & Save in the Great Northern Catskills Late Fall Offers Lodging Deals in New York's Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Greene County, N.Y. - Known as the "shoulder season" in the travel business, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas represent a time of discount lodging packages and affordable adventurous escapes in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Right now, you can book a Catskills getaway that includes special extras such as nightly Irish music, farm-fresh breakfasts or complimentary pick-up from the Amtrak train station, in addition to receiving great rates on your visit. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT Ghoulish Halloween Fun The Hudson Valley haunts offer spooky entertainment in Orange County, NY   Orange County, N.Y. - Halloween thrill seekers looking for real shock value will find plenty of places to be scared to death in Orange County.  Whether it's "flashlight" corn maze fun at one of the county's local farms, or the shrieking madness of a scare park, Orange County has a wonderful variety of eerie entertainment to make your visit memorable and your nights sleepless. Tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut make the trip annually to be horrified. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT Gore Mountain's Harvest Fest Returns Oct. 11-12 Gore Mountain will feature the largest number of vendors and activities to date! Join the free, family-oriented fun Columbus Day Weekend Northi Creek, N.Y. - Harvest Fest returns to Gore Mountain Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12. This massive festival is open 10:30am-4:30pm each day and includes live music, kids' activities, vendors, and fall fun for whole family. Admission is completely free! Harvest Fest 2014 will feature the largest array of Adirondack vendors yet, including jewelers, photographers, artists, furniture makers, specialty foods, and much more. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum Oct. 17-18 & 22-25 Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today. Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT Oswego Prepares for First FallOween Event Oswego, N.Y. - Four local Oswego businesses weaved together the first FallOween event in Oswego, where all citizens compete against one another in the form of decorating their homes in spooky Halloween or beautiful fall themes. The rules are simple: decorate the front of the home or front porch with Halloween or fall decorations, whether it's with creepy crawlers, pumpkins, witches or discolored leaves, with or without lights, anything goes!. This city-wide event is open to all Oswego residents who dare to spice their homes up with skeletons, colorful reefs or even spooky sounds. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT War of 1812 Speaker Comes to Fort Ontario Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public. Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT