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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.

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:

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.


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