The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - boating Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:59:56 GMT Explore the Hudson River & Catskill Creek in New York’s Great Northern Catskills http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Explore-the-Hudson-River-Catskill-Creek-in-New-York-s-Great-Northern-Catskills/7916/ Greene County Offers Scenic Boating Along Catskill's Historic Waterfront Greene County, N.Y. - For more than 300 miles, the Hudson River winds through New York State, curving along the shores of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County to offer easy access to historic sites, nature preserves and riverside dining. This summer, set sail along the Hudson River and explore Greene County's vibrant shoreline via the Catskill Creek to enjoy the best of the Catskill's waterfront. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Explore-the-Hudson-River-Catskill-Creek-in-New-York-s-Great-Northern-Catskills/7916/ New Report Touts Economic Importance of Erie Canalway Trail http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/New-Report-Touts-Economic-Importance-of-Erie-Canalway-Trail/7905/ 1.6 million visits generate $253 million in economic impact Albany, N.Y. - Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), the state's leading not-for-profit park and trail advocacy organization, today announced the release of its new report, The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail: An Assessment and User Profile of New York's Longest Multi-use Trail. This first comprehensive study of the Erie ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/New-Report-Touts-Economic-Importance-of-Erie-Canalway-Trail/7905/ Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Directory-of-Canal-Sites-and-Museums-Now-Available/7893/ Waterford, 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." Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Directory-of-Canal-Sites-and-Museums-Now-Available/7893/ Marine Museum Hosts Kids’ Pirate Day Events July 10 and July 24 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Marine-Museum-Hosts-Kids-Pirate-Day-Events-July-10-and-July-24/7882/ Be there or walk the plank! Oswego, N.Y. - Ahoy maties! The H. Lee White Marine Museum is swabbing the decks for a hearty morning of pirate carousing. Brush off your eye patch, grab your parrot and sign up for Kids' Pirate Day to be held Thursday, July 10 or Thursday July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Marine-Museum-Hosts-Kids-Pirate-Day-Events-July-10-and-July-24/7882/ North Country Native Turned Hollywood Actor to Appear at 50th Annual Antique Boat Show http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/North-Country-Native-Turned-Hollywood-Actor-to-Appear-at-50th-Annual-Antique-Boat-Show/7875/ Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that Hollywood actor and North Country native Mark Valley will appear at the upcoming 50th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction presented by RBC Wealth Management. Valley, a native of Ogdensburg, NY is expected to appear on Friday, August 1 from 2 - 4 p.m. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/North-Country-Native-Turned-Hollywood-Actor-to-Appear-at-50th-Annual-Antique-Boat-Show/7875/ USS Slater is Homeward Bound http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/USS-Slater-is-Homeward-Bound/7856/ Albany, N.Y. -- USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, will return to her home berth in Albany, New York soon. Launched in 1944, SLATER served gallantly in both the Battle of the Atlantic and the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. In 1951, SLATER was transferred to Greece under the Military Defense Assistance Program. Renamed AETOS (Eagle), she served as an Hellenic Navy training ship for forty years. In 1993, after deactivation, she was brought back to the United States by a group of former Destroyer Escort Sailors. Since 1998, she has been undergoing restoration while being open to the public in Albany. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/24/USS-Slater-is-Homeward-Bound/7856/ 1000 Islands named “Best Boat Ride” by USA Today Company http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/1000-Islands-named-Best-Boat-Ride-by-USA-Today-Company/7847/ Thousand Islands - Seaway Region, N.Y. - The Thousand Islands was named Wednesday as having the "Best U.S. Boat Ride" in an online competition hosted by 10 Best, a division of USA Today Travel. Online readers of USA Today and 10 Best picked the region over 19 finalists selected by the 10 Best editorial board. 10 Best provides USA Today Travel readers with original content about vacation destinations from a network of writers. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/1000-Islands-named-Best-Boat-Ride-by-USA-Today-Company/7847/ Still Time to Sign up to Participate in Dragon Boat Race on July 5tth http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Still-Time-to-Sign-up-to-Participate-in-Dragon-Boat-Race-on-July-5tth/7844/ Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a new, exciting leisure activity, as a participant in the only Dragon Boat Race in the Mid-Hudson Valley this summer! On Saturday, July 5th, join a team in friendly competition on a short, 200-meter course. Men and women of all ages and skill levels can enjoy paddling with families and friends for stress-free exercise and recreation. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Still-Time-to-Sign-up-to-Participate-in-Dragon-Boat-Race-on-July-5tth/7844/ Paddlers to ‘Rock the Locks’ on Oswego River Canal June 21 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Paddlers-to-Rock-the-Locks-on-Oswego-River-Canal-June-21/7840/ Oswego, N.Y. - For close to a century, the Oswego branch of the Erie Canal ran adjacent to the Oswego River and was an important part of the historic waterway. Only remnants of that canal exist today. Paddlers will have a chance to glimpse sections of the old canal Saturday, June 21, in the Oswego "Rock the Locks" Paddlefest. Paddlefest gives paddlers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to paddle sections of the river and through the locks as a group, followed by food and music at the Lock 7 park in Oswego. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Paddlers-to-Rock-the-Locks-on-Oswego-River-Canal-June-21/7840/ Isles to Icons – NY’s Adirondack Campgrounds Offer Adventure & Family-Friendly Options http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Isles-to-Icons-NY-s-Adirondack-Campgrounds-Offer-Adventure-Family-Friendly-Options/7839/ Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Whether it's on your bucket or your ‘I'm-not-too-sure-about-this' list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York's six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering unique amenities, breathtaking views and access to endless opportunities for fun and entertainment. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Isles-to-Icons-NY-s-Adirondack-Campgrounds-Offer-Adventure-Family-Friendly-Options/7839/