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Category - Greater Niagara

Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Erie Canal Site DirectoryWaterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."

Characters of History at Niagara Falls adds another Famous Face

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Maria SpelteriniNiagara Falls, N.Y. - The "Characters of History" program at Niagara Falls State Park is in its 5th Season and the response from visitors has never been more positive. Annie Edson Taylor (first person to go over the Falls in a barrel, in 1901) leads a team the includes Frederick Law Olmsted, Father Louis Hennepin, Nikola Tesla, Angeline Whitney, Augustus Porter and this year's sensation, Maria Spelterini.

"In 1876 Maria Spelterini travelled from Italy to Niagara Falls where she became the first (and only) woman to tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge" shares Actor Jamie Nablo-Lama, who portrays the fiesty funambulist.

Buffalo Tours Introduces New Tours for Students

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Docent Wanda Chomickis Turning the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts

Buffalo, N.Y. - Recognizing the need for curricular-relevant programming in their Educational Tour Experiences, Buffalo Tours has introduced a series of Tours that engage students on multiple-levels and (according to one educator) "turn the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts!".

In the Spring of 2014 Buffalo Tours began modifying its traditional Buffalo City Hall and Queen City Downtown Tours in order to provide more opportunities for Student Groups to interact with the history, the structures and with the Docents who lead the Tours.

Frederick Law Olmsted returns to Niagara Reservation State Park

Jun 26, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Olmsted and Annie Edson Taylor - the Fall's most popular (and photographed) residents!!Niagara Falls, N.Y. - For the past 5 years, notable figures from the history of Niagara Falls have strolled the grounds of the Niagara Reservation State Park and told their stories to countless thousands of guests from around the world. Annie Edson Taylor (the first person to go over the Falls in a Barrel), French explorer Father Louis Hennepin, tightrope walker "The Great Blondin", local Businessman Augustus Porter, Inventor Nikola Tesla and young daredevil Angeline Whitney are joined this season by revered Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Niagara Wine Trail to Hold 6th Annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Village of Lewiston, July 26 & 27

Jun 24, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Niagara Wine Trail Culinary FestivalNiagara County, N.Y. - On July 26th and 27th the Niagara Wine Trail will hold their 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston on Center Street. The wine festival has previously drawn thousands of wine lovers over the last five years to Lewiston seeking to enjoy wines from the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries, and cuisine from local restaurants and vendors.

Maid of the Mist to launch for 129th consecutive season on May 10

May 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Maid of the MistIconic experience a hallmark on the bucket-list of celebrities, world leaders and more than 85 million others since 1846

Mothers to ride free on Mother's Day

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Celebrities, world leaders and tourists from Canada and around the world will once again have a chance to ride the iconic Maid of the Mist when the boats are launched in Niagara Falls, N.Y., beginning Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. The Maid's 2014 season marks the 129th consecutive year for one of North America's longest running tourist attractions, and one that has long been considered a "must do" for Niagara Falls visitors from around the world.

Encounter “Characters of History” program returning to Niagara Falls State Park for 5th Year

Mar 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Annie Edson Taylor, part of the “Characters of History” program at the Niagara Falls State ParkNiagara Falls, N.Y. - For the past 4 seasons, visitors to Niagara Falls have returned home with photos of their encounter with Annie Edson Taylor, part of the "Characters of History" program at the Niagara Falls State Park.  Photos of the illustrious Daredevil, who in 1901 became the first to successfully challenge the Falls in a barrel, have traveled home around the world and across the United ...

Niagara Wine Trail Expands "Taste of the Trail" Food Paring Event

Mar 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

taste-of-the-trail.jpgTaste at 10 wineries each weekend April 4-6 & 11-13   Niagara County, NY - During the weekends of April 4-6 and 11-13, the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail will participate in their annual wine and local food-pairing event, Taste of the Trail. The popularity of this event has lead to its expansion over two weekends.  The concept of Taste of the Trail is to educate how wine can ...

Sweethearts Celebrate along Niagara Wine Trail

Jan 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

niagara-wine-trail.JPGValentine's Day wine and chocolate pairing event   Niagara County, NY - Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's Be Mine with Wine event, February 14, 15, and 16. The 20 wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will pair their wines with local chocolatiers' decadent chocolate and other sweet desserts. Each ticket is valid for all three days of the ...

Niagara Wine Trail Welcomes 20th Member Winery: Schwenk Wine Cellars

Dec 18, 2013 by I Love New York Staff

niagara-wine-trail.JPGThe Niagara Wine Trail will welcome in 2014 a 20th member winery. Orleans County, N.Y. - The Niagara Wine Trail is pleased to announce the addition of their twentieth member winery, Schwenk Wine Cellars, located off of Route 18 at 1456 Bills Road in the Town of Kent, New York. Schwenk Wine Cellars blends their family grown grapes and other fruits into heirloom recipe wines that are bottled ...
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